Bespoke Tailoring - What It Means, What Are The Differences?
At Raj Mirpuri we focus solely on providing Bespoke Tailored Garments and below we highlight the hallmarks of what makes something bespoke tailored for you.
Full Canvass Jacket
The hallmark of a bespoke tailored suit, a full-canvassed suit jacket is one that is constructed with canvas fabric spanning the entire inside front panels and lapels of the jacket. As a middle structural layer, the canvas is hand stitched to the fabric rather loosely (i.e., a “floating” canvas), so the garment can move with you. What results is a suit that drapes much more naturally, conforms to the body and looks much better, especially when you’re making moves. Full-canvassed jackets are the most labor and time intensive, require a higher level of skill to make, and thus, tend to be pricier. In return for the premium paid, you get a suit that not only molds to you, but will last the longest.
It Does Not Exist Yet
The word "bespoke", comes from the term "to be spoken for". Traditionally, an individual would first reserve a unique cloth that would used exclusively for the creation of their bespoke suit or coat. Then a pattern would be drawn out onto the cloth based on the individual's measurements and fit. It is from this cloth that the suit would be cut and crafted according to the individual's measurements.
The difference between this process and Half-Tailored, Made to Measure, or Personally Tailored suits is that they are in existence prior to the customer placing an order. The pattern is preset and slightly adjusted according to measurements to accommodate their shape.
Use of Only the Finest Cloths
The Savile Row Bespoke Association requires that a customer be offered a selection of at least 2,000 fabrics to qualify the experience as a "bespoke" one. Whilst we do meet that requirement, we focus on providing quality fabrics from mils such as Dormeuil, Holland & Sherry and Loro Piana. In our view there is no point investing in the interior without having an exterior to match.
Every Raj Mirpuri suit starts life as a two-dimensional length of superfine suiting cloth, transformed over time to fit the customer precisely to his requirements, fulfilling entirely an individual’s vision for their own clothes. Every suit is unique, made to the customer’s exact measurements (typically around thirty measures will be taken across the customer’s body), drafted into an individual paper pattern from which his chosen or ‘bespoken’ cloth is cut.