This reality is most evident with Bespoke men’s attire. Most people, both men and women have heard of couture, even haute couture fashions (see Style School post for more information). But the equivalent of extremely detailed, exclusive/customized clothing for men, often is a mystery or in some cases absolutely unheard of. Like its female counterpart, Bespoke garments represent the highest quality in fabrication, craftsmanship, and design detail. The intricacies of each piece far exceed even the rigorous guidelines of made to measure garments. Also similar to couture, the styles and aesthetic features of these sophisticated looks influence men’s fashions everywhere. So whether you want to upgrade your wardrobe, or just be inspired to recreate the looks (experimenting with color combinations and trends), take a minute to familiarize yourself with some Bespoke basics.
For centuries both men and women have enjoyed the distinct privilege of wearing tailor made apparel. As time, industrialization, and technology have progressed, the art of exceptional craftsmanship has become less of a cultural tradition, and more of a discrete luxury.