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A couple of emails in my inbox this morning  Two more customers who took the time to let me know how pleased they are with their suits. I'm sure they have now joined the growing band of customers that now have Elite Suits as their Go To tailor.
One suit that is becoming more and more popular is the Huddersfield Cloth specials. These are basically end of roll specials that they are heavily discounting to clear and some of the prices on what is beautiful cloth are spectacular. We send the cloth to our specialist bespoke tailors who make the suit completely by hand. No machine sewing here, all 4,000+ stitches are done by hand like tailors have been doing for centuries.   Add the Milan Suit special and you have two...
Yes. This is something I strongly recommend. If you own good suits you need a steamer. Not only will it remove any wrinkles it will also kill the bacteria that cause odours. A quick wipe with a slightly damp cloth will remove any minor marks from your suit so you will have a wrinkle and odour free clean suit that you should only have dry cleaned twice a year. Unfortunately though when I went to use my steamer on this suit all the lights come on but nothing heated up. I can...
A tale of two suits. Which one would you buy?
 This is a lengthy post just a couple up in the thread. I think it highlights a few issues 1. Sometimes mistakes just happen. As much as we try to be perfect occasionally something slips through. In this case the fabric choice was changed but we made the suit in the first selected fabric rather than the final choice. 2. We fixed it immediately I can tell you from experience that when you order something online and what's delivered isn't what you ordered you start to panic....
One of the things I like about this business is that most of the customers are great people and the feedback I receive is overwhelmingly positive. Woke up this morning to two emails from customers. The first from a customer in Texas who bought a suit and a couple of pair of trousers  A couple of minor tweaks to his measurements and an Almost Bespoke Clissold Suit is on it's way Hopefully he will be as happy with his Clissold suit as this customer from Sweden was with his A...
Just how important are "S"numbers when choosing a suit fabric?   You can read my thoughts on the subject HERE   One important paragraph you should remember when buying a suit   Vintage suits were not slapped together by machines in a factory using a fused canvas and cheap poor quality wool. They were made by hand, fully canvassed and made from a high quality wool from one of the worlds great clothmakers.
The first measurement is the shoulder the second is the yoke. They are two different measurements. Most suitmakers want the first one.
I think both sides of this argument have merit and in some cases both sides are wrong.   If you're getting multiple fittings at the various stages of construction of your suit then it's bespoke. Where the actual tailoring done is irrelevant. There is no difference in stitching a suit in a workshop in Melbourne as compared to a workshop in Lisbon or Shanghai. Many bespoke tailors all over the world today are outsourcing their actual tailoring.   However, if you're going...
Why are you paying $500 or more for a fused canvas suit?   Here are My Thoughts on Suit Canvas Methods
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