Bespoke versus Made-to-Measure - What's the Difference?

A bespoke suit is created when one of our master tailors takes your measurements and produces your personal paper pattern .  We can advise on weight of cloth, style, colour, lining, trims and suitability for any occasion.  Your cloth is then cut by hand and baisted for a first fitting by our craftsmen.  A fully-floating canvas ensures that the suit moves as one with you.  Adjustments may be made at this fitting and the garment is then finished off.  All internal finishing and external stitching is done by hand.

 

A made-to-measure suit still offers the same huge range of cloths, linings and style details but is produced by machine.  A 'master model' fitting is given on  the day of ordering and the information from that fitting is incorporated into the construction of the suit. Any final adjustments can be made when you collect your finished suit.

 

Both bespoke and made-to-measure suits are given the same level of customer care and attention to detail. Both come wth a protective cover and a quality wooden hanger. 

It's All in the Detail

 

Our team of highly experienced Master Tailors are able personalise your garments to exacting requirements, including specific flourishes such as the satin peaked gauntlet cuff with a frogged edge seen here.

 

Other features we've been asked for recently include:

  • Internal mobile phone pockets - size specfic 

  • Exotic linings

  • Contrast Melton undercollar

  • Contrast lapel button hole

  • Silk Nehru jackets

  • Legal (QC) waistcoats

  • Hunt coats - Pinks and specific hunt liveries

A Brief History

Founded in 1908 and originally trading from 15 Cullum St, Couch & Hoskin has been run by successive generations of the same family since the Second World War. 

CONTACT US

 

40 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1HD
Phone: 0207 626 3831 or 0207 626 5931

Email: couchandhoskin@btconnect.com

OPENING HOURS

 

We're open 9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday

No Appointment Necessary

Last fitting 4:30pm

Aftercare Services

A good suit will last  for many years if correctly cared-for.  Always hang on a wooden hanger, remove spots and stains promptly and always professionally dry-clean.

 

We offer repairs and alterations, as well as a dry-cleaning service to extend the life of your suit.