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Choosing Bespoke: The Must-have Accessories and Clothing Items Made Just for You

By: Jaguar MENA

To make a “grand entrance” to the Met Gala in the year 2016, Charlotte Stockdale approached the Savile Row tailor Huntsman in order to create a white-tie-and-tails formfitting ensemble, which was a traditional men’s style in the form of a women’s formal-outfit. This stylist who is now a fashion entrepreneur including out of the most notables, which include Nicole Kidman, Daphne Guinness, Katharine Hepburn and Coco Chanel have all had outfits made by Huntsman. This clearly capitalizes a true sense of authority and confidence which is associated with wearing clothing that has been exceptionally tailored.

She has also managed to astound us with her “sartorial” boundary pushing. For example, this year formal suits have made a dramatic strong showing when it comes to the runways from Paris to New York, making it the time for experiencing the empowerment which goes into bespoke and bespoke attire or the customizable accessories. As soon as you have made the choice to have your suit-jacket made exactly for your style and shape, which is handcrafted to accentuate all your assets and minimize any flaws, you will find that you can never return to clothes off-the-rack.

Tailor Made: Stylish Suits That Every Women Needs

In its 169th year, Huntsman forms a part of many top-rated tailors that offer bespoke suits for women. When ordering one of these suits that comes from their London-based house will start off with a consultation with one of the cutters at either the Savile Row, their flagship shop or at the New York pied-à-Terre, to take measurements and to choose fabrics, buttons, lining and more. The cutters that work for Huntsman also travel to the main cities across the globe throughout the year to meet up privately with clients. These garments usually necessitate 3 fittings. The prices for these bespoke suits begin at around £7,400.

The go-to source in Paris for the bespoke suits for women is Cifonelli, who has a well-known reputation for serving a few of the best-dressed men in the world over the decades. Located in a salon, by-appointment-only at the Rue Marbeuf, the house of Cifonelli is a family owned business now run by 4th-generation cousins Lorenzo and Massimo Cifonelli. The two meet with their clients in order to take measurements, followed by cutting patterns which are then passed on to their team of in-house, highly trained artisans for sewing. Nowadays, the cousins are most often travelling on aeroplanes to meet up with their clients from Dallas to Singapore. These suits start at around £7,000.

The insider’s secret when it comes to true Neapolitan tailoring would have to be Isaia. This brand of men’s suits also makes women’s tuxedo’s and suits, which many women have discovered when they have accompanied their partners to the shops in San Francisco, New York and Milan. Isaia makes women’s tuxedos, suits and smoking jackets in their signature colourful and luxurious fabrics, exactly to the liking of their customer’s. The price for these bespoke jackets begins at £3,925.

Greater Goods: Stylish and Chic Leather Accessories to Match Up to All Occasions

Moynat, one of the favoured leather-goods house, creates chic bespoke gloves, but it does require a bit of patience. It usually takes up to 3 weeks for delivery of the final products. This same brand also customizes gloves for all occasions. For example, Rebecca Couture Millinery offers their made-to-measure programme in association with their signature hats. Here buyers are able to select from a range of different details and linings.

Aspey also customizes hats as well as offering an array of fashionable choices. To help their clients to decide on what they want, this British brand offers bespoke-service boxes in their UK-based online shop which offers samples from previous collections, with all of them designed to the specifications of their customers. Their products are all handcrafted in their brand workshops.

Sole Artist: The Coolest of the Custom Kicks

John Lobb has been in the business of creating bespoke boots and shoes for women for around 150 years. These processes start off with a consultation with the master bootmaker of the company, who takes the foot measurements and then hand-sculpts the exact shape of the foot of each customer using hornbeam wood. There is first a trial shoe made and then modified, before making a final shoe which is handmade. This process usually takes between 8 to 10 months, with prices starting at around £7,300.