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FAQ

How do I know if my tailor is really a bespoke tailor?

Simply ask to watch them draft your pattern and cut your suit!

Geoff Souster carried out an eight-year apprenticeship, 3 years as a cutter and 5 years as a coat and trousers maker (sewer). Geoff has passed his cutting knowledge on to both sons, Scott and Wes, who also work for the family business.

Why do some cloths cost so much more than others?

The finest cloths are generally the more expensive due to the time it takes to create them. More often than not they will also have a content of silk and cashmere.

These fabrics are fantastic to wear and superb for occasional use, however, we do not recommend them for everyday work suits. Our team will advise you on the ideal fabric and cloth weight for the intended use of your suit. For more information, please see Fabrics page.

How long will my suit take to make?

The time to make a suit is dependent on the fabric, cut and style. A made to measure suit will usually take 6 to 7 weeks, whereas a bespoke suit will take around 8 to 10 weeks to complete. Please note: These times can sometimes be reduced slightly if the order is urgent.

What is the difference between Made to Measure, Semi-Bespoke & Personal Tailoring?

Put simply, nothing! These are all different ways of describing a tailored suit that is factory made and computer cut and not made by hand by craft tailors.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call the shop on 01525 290862 or fill in the contact form to let us know what you require.