What is the difference between Bespoke and Made-to-Measure and Ready-to-Wear?
The most expensive of the 3 due to the amount of handwork which goes into making a Bespoke garment.
Somewhere in between. The manufacturing process means MtM is cheaper than Bespoke but as it is made to your specifications it will always be more expensive than off-the-rack.
Ready-to-Wear will be the cheapest option as the brand can produce multiple of each item which always brings the price down.
Again, Bespoke is the best of the best, which is why it carries a higher price tag.
There is no reason why a good Made-to-Measure suit shouldn’t last years and years. However MtM ranges considerably and it is worth doing some research into a company before buying from them.
Quality ranges from Fast Fashion junk to really superior RtW. As with MtM, a little research can go a long way. It is really worth investing in fabrics which will last. My mum always says that if you wear something once for every £5 you spend then its a bargain.
A Bespoke garment is made exactly to your specifications so it will fit like a glove every time. Although some tailoring houses have a “House Style” they will be happy to accommodate your needs.
A Made-to-Measure garment will use the brands template and your measurements to create something which fits your beautifully but as it will be using the brands templates make sure to choose a brand with a similar aesthetic to you.
This is pot luck really. Some people are lucky enough to find a brand where they are the same dimensions as its fit model. But if this isn’t you remember that you can always alter R-t-W
A fully Bespoke suit usually takes around 3 months depending on your availability for fittings. But it isn’t an impulse buy. You are investing in something which you can pass onto the next generation.
This can vary wildly from company to company. Our lead time is 6-8 weeks for a 2-Piece suit depending on fabric choices.
As it sounds Ready-to-Wear is just that. You can walk out of the store with it that day.
A Bespoke garment is an heirloom. It is meant to be handed down to the next generation.
A MtM suit will last as long as it fits. K&C use only the finest materials meaning that it will stay looking sleek for as long as it does up.
This will depend hugely on where you buy it. Cheap fast fashion is not intended to last. If you invest in well made pieces they could be in your wardrobe for years to come.