True bespoke transcends art. Bespoke is a relationship.
The term originates in the Old English word "bisprecan" which translates most directly to "discussing." Bespoke is about a conversation between a master craftsman and a customer; between a discerning eye and a completely unique body; between a pair of human hands and the thousands of individual stitches that will go into a suit; between the suit itself and the man who wears it.
The notion that a customer (or tailor) can e-mail measurements to a factory somewhere and have a 'bespoke' suit made is becoming very popular, and not only among consumers. All across the country, there is an epidemic of outsourcing 'the art of bespoke,' and many tailors are choosing to allow others to do their work for them.
When you work with me to make a bespoke suit, you can rest assured that every cut and every stitch, from the first to the last, will happen only within my shop.
My belief in what I do goes beyond the notion that I can make money at it. I am here because I have chosen to devote my life to perfecting an intimate form of art. When I lead you to understand that I am making a bespoke suit, it is because I - in the intimacy of my workshop - am seeing to every stitch in that garment personally.
For more information on having a bespoke suit crafted in-house by me, simply open the topic for conversation.