The bespoke process starts with you discussing your needs with our sales manager, before selecting cloth and styling details. One of our cutters will then measure you. Our cutters often take over thirty measurements and configurations in order to get a thorough blue print of your body, before then hand drafting your individual paper pattern. This is then cut out and chalked onto your chosen cloth. Once the cloth has been “struck,” it is put into a bundle together with the linings, pocketing, canvasses and buttons (known as trimmings)in preparation for making. It is then sewn together by your dedicated coat maker, ready for the first fitting. After the first fitting, a new pattern is cut, taking into consideration any alterations that need to be made. The baste is then ripped down, remarked and recut. Your coat maker will then carry out structural work in preparation for the next fitting. After the second fitting the garment is finished by hand. The collar and sleeves are sewn in and button holes, felling and edge stitching completed. The coat is then pressed prior to a third fitting. Further alterations, if required, are carried out and clothing is then pressed a final time before delivery.