Views of bespoke!

Royal Canvas Suit

Bespoke Tailors are the ones responsible for giving you tailor-made suits. They are the ones who alter and customize your clothes in accordance with your preferred measurements and style – they materialize your visions and execute necessary modifications to your suits, blazers, shirts, jackets, and other garments.

Especially in today's era where a true bespoke suit is commonly mistaken for a ‘made to measure’ suit. The truth is that a “bespoke” suit is ‘made to measure’ but not all ‘made to measure suits’ are “bespoke”.

There are three necessary steps which qualify a suit as “bespoke”:

1: Your body must be measured by your tailor.

2: Your suit fabric must be cut by your tailor according to your body and measurements.

3: Your suit must be hand crafted and constructed by your tailor using full or half canvas interlining (not fused) and your suit will be constructed using a premium, natural fabric such as wool or wool blended with other natural fabrics.

Suit canvas is typically manufactured using real horse hair (sometimes camel hair), and a bespoke suit should be constructed using canvas interlining only. The reason for this is that with time, the horses hair takes shapes of your body and molds the suit into a perfect fit.

There are typically two types of canvas constructions of the interlining;

a) Full Canvas Construction: A full canvas suit contains canvas interlining on the total front area from the chest down to the waist of the suit jacket.

b) A half canvas suit contains the canvas interlining only on the top portion (chest to upper ribs area) of the suit jacket. Typically, the reason for one to opt for a half canvas bespoke suit would be due to the cooler nature of a half canvas suit; the lesser the horse hair, the lesser the heat in the suit which would allow more breathing room for the fabric.