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  • Custom suit | Differences between made to measure and bespoke custom suit

  • What distinction is between made to measure custom suit and bespoke?

    The bespoke suit is both art and science, made with a fresh pattern based on over 30 different types of client’s measurements.  A made to measure suit is usually with a pre-existing pattern which is made to fit the client’s measurements. There can be variances in a made to measure custom suit which will all depend on your individual tailor

    What is a custom suit?

    custom suit currently means either a made to measure or a bespoke, though both these terms can be used interchangeably.  La Rukico bespoke custom suit starts from $995 with individualized patterns and over 30+ measurements and an extensive collection of Dormeuil and other leading European cloth mill brands to choose your custom suit fabric.

    How Much Does a Custom Suit Cost?

    The overall cost of custom suit is made up of two main components – fabric and the craftsmanship.  The craftsmanship labor can vary between a run off mill made to measure suiting or a much more involved made to measure custom suit with options to personalize and a fully bespoke measurement process with individual patterns.  You get what you pay for maxim is somewhat correct, but there is a range of options for custom suit depending on your budget.  A typical bespoke custom suit at La Rukico starts at $995 with options to further personalize ranging from choice of designer buttons, inner lining etc.

    What are the key things to consider in a custom suit?

    You should know who is taking the measurements – is this as master bespoke tailor who will also cut, sew and fit?  Measurements are the most important foundation of a custom suit other than fabric and craftsmanship and if you get this wrong, everything falls apart.  Ask the custom suit maker about how long they have been in business, if they have a trained staff led by a master tailor and check their reviews if you do not have a referral.

    La Rukico bespoke tailors have been in tailoring business for over 45 years. We are handful of local tailor shops in Manhattan with a master bespoke tailor taking your custom suit measurements and doing the cutting from single canvas and an extensive fabric selection from Dormeuil, Loro Piana & ermenegildo zegna offered at special price.