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Q. My hubby-to-be is searching for his outfit but he wants something more special than an off-the-rack suit. Can you talk me through the process of going bespoke?
A. Charlie Casely-Hayford says: Entirely cut and made by hand in our London atelier, our men's bespoke suit process provides limitless possibilities. We cut each garment to your exact specifications. Even details such as lapel style, shoulder construction and stitch count can all be determined. An in-depth set of measurements are taken, and body figurations and posture considered as we work to accentuate your best features and reflect your individual style. Every suit's then drafted from a paper pattern allowing us to create and innovate in making you a tailor-made garment that's free from limitations of a pre-determined block, cut or style.
We pride ourselves on providing expert guidance in terms of styling, fit and cloth, with a focus on a warm and insightful service. Our 3000 cloths are exclusively hand selected from the finest UK, Italian and Japanese mills.
Charlie Casely-Hayford, Casely-Hayford
Q. I want to look suave and wear something eye-catching for my big day. What menswear trends should I look out for?
A. Matthew Deboise says: One of the looks we've created many times is a cream or ivory dinner jacket with a shawl lapel, paired with black trousers. This originated while throwing around some ideas with Glenn O'Brien of American GQ. He loved the film Casablanca and the classic style of Humphrey Bogart, who wore the same style of dinner jacket. We made the jacket for Glenn, which featured in the magazine. This look is perfect for those who are wanting more formal attire for their big day, but don't want to go down the usual black-tie route with a traditional black dinner suit. The colour makes it perfect for summer, lawn-style weddings and gives you the flexibility of using the outfit for years to come at celebrations and cocktail parties where you want to stand out from the crowd.
Matthew Deboise, Steed Bespoke Tailors