Het bezoeken van een bespoke kleermaker en het laten maken van een pak is een persoonlijke ervaring an sich. In deze video leg ik je stap voor stap uit hoe dat in zijn werk gaat. Dit aan de hand van een 3-delig pak dat ik voor me zelf laat maken vertel ik je mijn persoonlijke verhaal en waarom ik bepaalde keuzes maak. Zo krijg je een goede indruk van hoe we jouw verhaal kunnen vertalen naar een goed passend en gemaakt kledingstuk waardoor jij je goed voelt en dit uitstraalt. 


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It all starts with you. It is our daily business to brainstorm about and tailor bespoke suits and dress styles. The bespoke consultation is the foundation from where we will work and take direction. It is all about answering; 'How do you want to look and feel?' . We will step by step discuss your preferences. We translate this to type of construction, measurement, model and material.

One or two buttons? Peaked or notched lapels? With your ideas in mind we will design for each client and garment a unique model. Everything is possible to make – but, the question is, what makes sense and what is the effect of a certain choice on your appearance? We think that fashion is fun, but we prefer to take a more personal approach. Therefore your garments become a tool of distinction and together we create permanent fashion.

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The previous steps need to be translated to measurements so we can start tailoring. This is not about sizes; it is about understanding how a garment is constructed and how this relates to your body type, proportions and your personal preferences. It is an art by itself that takes years to master.

After four to five weeks we will contact you to do a first fitting. We go over all points of the garment to show what can be altered to create the best possible result. During this we will decide on the final style and details of your garment. This will then be processed by our tailors in Amsterdam.

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For every client and project we draft a personal unique pattern that forms the blueprint. The paper pattern is constructed by the tailor and the cloth is marked with chalk according to the pattern. Then it is cut (struck) by the cutter and afterwards the struck pieces will further be stitched together for your first fit, before sewing it in to permanent shape.

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After 3 to 4 months you will be contacted. We always do this follow up so we keep improving  the garments we tailor and our service to you.
When you decide to have a new garment tailored then you can use our 'Midlife Refresh'. This means that we repair any wear and tear for free that is a result of using the garment in daily life. Your garments are then revitalized and ready for the job again.

We will select the materials with you that you find pleasant to wear and are usable to create the piece you want to have tailored. We offer thousands of types of clothes from European mills. Any color, weave and pattern you prefer. We will help you navigate to pick the materials that match best with your ideas and the purpose of your garment. Click here to see our Suit Cloth Collections 

We offer 4 sartorial construction methods to have your suits & jackets tailored. Each has it's own perks and benefits. We offer deconstructed, semi-canvas, full-canvas and unstructured/unlined tailoring. 

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One week later the alterations have been processed and it is time for the second fit. This is to see if the alterations and adaptions have led to the perceived results. Sometimes it can happen that you are not yet sure about the final style and then you can always come back for (small) alterations.

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Knowing how to maintain and doing this will ensure the most pleasure from your garments. It will preserve them and they remain as new. All clients are provided with detailed information to 'do it yourself' and otherwise can make use of our services like:  dry-cleaning, ironing, alteration and repair.   

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There are 3 methods when you need to buy a new suit. 

1. RTW = Brands from the peg.
2. MTM = Made to Measure, often promoted and misused as genuine tailored suits. Nowadays the standard for a 'tailored suit'???? Or are you fooling yourself here?
3. Bespoke Tailoring = a suit made by a tailor by hand. All features are purely made for you with your purpose in mind. Let's call this performance engineering for people who see their appearance as personal branding and don't settle for less.

What would work if you want and dare to make a difference and a value of your style?

But what are the differences? How does it work? And what does it do for you and your look and feel?

Much confusion is created nowadays by all kind of marketing and branding so people can not find the trees in the forest anymore. So a basic understanding of the suit making market and methods is a must for any man taking his dress style serious. 

Questions, then let me know. I love to help you with your style and talk suits.

Kind regards, Jean-Paul Samson - owner De Oost Bespoke Tailoring.