Bespoke - coin from the phrase "to be spoken for". In its essence, all aspects of a bespoke garment is customized to the individual client's body type, attitude, style and fit request.
We follow a time-tested nine-step procedure that guarantees the creation of a magnificent custom-made garment, meticulously crafted by hand, which, with proper care, will remain durable throughout your lifetime.
The initial phase entails a consultation with a skilled wardrobe stylist to delve into your preferred garment choices. Subsequently, you will be introduced to an experienced cutter who will take precise measurements and provide invaluable guidance in selecting the ideal fabric and trimmings that perfectly align with your garments' intended purpose, taking into consideration the occasion and season. Their wealth of expertise ensures a thoughtful selection process that encompasses both style and practicality.
Once all your pertinent details have been recorded and your order has been placed, the procurement of your fabrics and trimmings will commence. At this stage, your assigned cutter will diligently craft your individual pattern based on the measurements obtained, meticulously preparing for the arrival of the selected fabrics. This meticulous process ensures that each garment receives the utmost attention to detail and is tailored precisely to your specifications.
The paper pattern is laid out on the cloth and chalked around. The cloth is then cut by hand, leaving extra cloth (inlays) at pivotal seams. This allows for the suit to be altered at a later date if your weight changes. Material trimmings, like natural wool, canvas and linen, are added to the garment’s construction to give the suit its
The garment is then assigned to a highly skilled tailor. That same tailor will be dedicated to your needs so long as you remain a client of Archangelo Sartorial. The tailor will have a close relationship with you to ensure there is a continuity of service and consistency of quality. We feel it’s important that you trust your tailor to deliver your preferred cut and style.
The tailor canvasses the suit by hand ready for the first fitting. Our cutter fits the suit and at this point starts to alter the suit to fit and enhance your posture.
After the first fitting, the garment is marked up with all readjustments and then completely taken apart and re-cut. The paper pattern is adjusted at the same time so it can be used again for all future orders. The garment is then given back to the tailor to be prepared for the next fitting.
At the second fitting, alterations and amendments are refined, giving the suit its fit and comfort. The suit is checked over for break over shoe, seat of trouser and drape.
After the final alterations, a tailor hand-makes the buttonholes and hand finishes the suit inside and out. Only the best trimmings and pure natural fibres, such as hand silks, are used, giving the suit its longevity and lasting finish.
The Archangelo Sartorial garment is then ready for the final fitting. You’ll be given advice on how best to clean, press and care for the suit to maintain its shape. Each suit is numbered and logged so we are easily able to source any necessary materials to repair even minor damage that might occur. This logging and numbering process also means that subsequent orders will require fewer fittings and so the bespoke process for your second suit will be much quicker.