By garrison bespoke: an introduction to made-to-measure
An inter-continental traveller has two options for crossing the Atlantic and the Pacific: either by ocean-liner or by plane. And while both will carry the traveller to the same destination, in style and in comfort, a decision on how fast to get there is necessary.
After all, time is money
A decision on whether to purchase either a bespoke suit or a made-to-measure suit is not that different. Sometimes, one may need a fine, well-tailored suit in a zip, which is why Garrison Bespoke is excited to introduce our new ‘Essentials’ collection of made-to-measure suits. Made with the same care and thought as a Garrison Bespoke bespoke suit (and, as always, in Canada, and around four-weeks’ time) this introductory collection of customized suiting also allows for selection of those extra-details to make a suit your very own. But, of course, at a quicker speed, and at a lower price than our bespoke suits.
the differences between bespoke,
made-to-measure, and off-the-rack?
A BESPOKE suit uses a pattern specially made to the wearer’s measurements (and the wearer’s measurements alone), from which the fabric is cut, freehand
A MADE-TO-MEASURE suit uses pre-set patterns which are adjusted to fit the wearer’s measurements, which makes for an individual fabric-cut for each suit
AN OFF-THE-RACK suit uses a pre-set pattern, with a pre-set, standard set of measurements (typically, that of an “average” man), from which the fabric is cut, in multiples, by a machine.
it’s no secret that men visit garrison bespoke for a solution
For off-the-rack suits which are generic and mass-produced – they don’t seem to fit, no matter how they’re cut and sewn and altered. Men are drawn to our traditional bespoke experience because it allows for the creation of a luxurious suit that is exclusively their own. And, it fits. While unique in its experience, we understand our bespoke process can be very time-consuming for some and, perhaps, not suited to every man’s budget. However, with our made-to-measure ‘Essentials’ collection, we now have a more modest solution that will give even the most discerning of men the opportunity to enjoy our custom suiting experience.
Most are not familiar with the difference between bespoke and made-to-measure: the two processes fall under the same 'custom-made' suiting experience.
The suit that is created from start-to-finish is one that is exclusively your own, from fabric selection, to trouser-cuffs or no trouser-cuffs, not one that was predetermined for a certain, average body-type, or style. Whether a Garrison bespoke suit, or an ‘Essentials’ collection made-to-measure suit, the processes will produce a garment that is one-of-one in fit and in details, such as hand-stitched button-holes, under-collar meltons in a variety of colours, and, of course, the most exclusive, personal linings.
For our ‘Essentials’ collection, Garrison’s style experts have curated a foundation of made-to-measure patterns, which were developed by our artisan tailors, to create a good foundation for a suit. A right foundation will make a suit flattering on your body. That’s why you’ll notice a precise fit with our made-to-measure suits: we make our patterns for our clients.
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With modern tailoring trends to create the best custom-made suits for our clients. Our team of expert stylists have been featured for their sartorial style throughout local and international media and style forums alongside the very best-dressed. You can be sure the foundation we’ve laid for our custom-made suits program is second-to-none.