Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I had the pleasure of meeting tailor Leonard Logsdail at Sartorial Excellence. I noted to Mr. Logsdail that many tailors who take measurements subcontract the cutting of the suit to other tailors, and asked him if taking measurements is the most important part of making a bespoke suit. He replied no, the most important aspect of making a bespoke suit is taking into account all the client's eccentricities -- e.g., does he stand with a slight slouch, does one shoulder dip slightly below the other, etc. These are things that don't come across in cold numbers.
With all due respect, I'm going to credit the view of Mr. Logsdail over that of Wikipedia.
Thank you. As an aside, I never said the most important part of a bespoke suit was the measurements, just the standing definition of bespoke. Which, as my posts have espoused, has created a divide, as well as differing interpretations of bespoke, amongst these fora.