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post #16 of 26
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Curious, how much did that Knize bespoke suit cost you?
Comparable to a "designer" OTR suit of similar quality in the USA. Peace, JG
post #17 of 26
I'm assuming you did you purchase it in the States.
post #18 of 26
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I'm assuming you did you purchase it in the States.
I bought it in Vienna. Knize doesn't have any other stores (even though above the door they have "Wien - Bad Gastein - New York" engraved), and unlike the Saville Row firms they don't send their Schneider abroad, to my knowledge at least. Besides, I lived in Vienna at the time. (Their colognes are said to be available at Bergdorf, though.) Peace, JG
post #19 of 26
I hope you are all aware, that it was Knize in Vienna who made the original tail coat for Marlene Dietrich.
post #20 of 26
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bespoke matt aluminium cufflinks
This is a semantics question, English is my second language after all. Can cufflinks be bespoke? It's my understanding that things like these are customised or custom ordered, not bespoke. Bespoke is a word reserved for "real" tailoring, items for which you show up for fittings. Consequently, made-to-measure means it's not bespoke. Anyone?
post #21 of 26
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Can cufflinks be bespoke? It's my understanding that things like these are customised or custom ordered, not bespoke.
The dictionary definition of "bespoke" is "made to order." If someone submitted or commissioned an original design for cufflinks, or modified an existing design as a custom-only variation, I'd accept that they were bespoke.
post #22 of 26
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The dictionary definition of "bespoke" is "made to order." If someone submitted or commissioned an original design for cufflinks, or modified an existing design as a custom-only variation, I'd accept that they were bespoke.
I think I saw somewhere that bespoke comes from "spoken for". Your answer is correct but I'm wondering if there's more to it? Dictionaries don't always explore the finer nuances... Made to order and bespoke is the same thing? How do you distinguish between made to measure/order and "real" tailoring (as in traditional Savile row) linguistically? Is it all simply "not standard retail", so to speak, and therefor bespoke?
post #23 of 26
I think all these words are pretty exchangeable with each other. Ozvald Boateng, one of the "new men" in Saville Row calls his ready-to-wear range "Bespoke Couture", they are neither bespoke nor couture. I don't think any of the words has any meaning in itself (and no legal protection), the terms are defined by the convention of a particular line of business.
post #24 of 26
Alright, guys. Thanks for clearing that up.
post #25 of 26
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Can cufflinks be bespoke?
I very well could be wrong. I designed a few cufflinks and had them made out of billet aluminium at a custom wheel shop. Only cufflinks they've ever made, and probably the only ones they ever will. Peace, JG
post #26 of 26
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Can cufflinks be bespoke?
I...had them made out of billet aluminum at a custom wheel shop.
So, even if they're not bespoke, they might be spokes.
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