A Made to measure suit is a tailored piece crafted using a pre-designed pattern modified based on a few body measurements. Unlike a bespoke suit, these suits are less costly and typically faster to produce. They still require a fitting to make final adjustments, but not the in-depth process of a bespoke suit.
While online shopping has expanded the availability of tailored clothing to more and more people, a visit to a tailor remains the best way to be sure that your suit fits properly. For that reason, many brands offer made to measure options either online or in their showrooms.
The process can be somewhat time consuming. Some brands allow you to choose your own measurements and others will conduct an in-person fitting in which case you’ll be measured by a professional (these services are often more expensive). Some of these brands have their own proprietary measuring systems, while others follow classic haberdashery methods that have been around for centuries.
Whether you choose to provide your own measurements or have them taken in-person, the process takes some time – at least a month. You may need to return for a second or even third fitting to make sure the suit is perfect.
A number of these brands also offer options for customisation, including linings, collar styles, and buttons. They also usually have a choice between fused, half or full canvasses, with each offering different levels of quality and price. Made to measure suits