At one point in a person’s life, he or she may feel the need to take fashion sense and personal style up a notch. While regularly shopping for designer pieces of clothing is considered the height of luxury for some individuals, there comes a time when an even higher quality of dressing is called for—an executive may have gotten the promotion of a lifetime which would make him considerably well-off for life, for example, or the long-awaited wedding is finally just a few months away and calls for an extra memorable touch for the happy couple’s ensemble on the big day. In moments like these, ready-to-wear designer labels may be lacking in character or a high degree of style; the rightful solution would be to pay a visit to highly skilled Hong Kong tailors and have a suit or dress with an excellent fit made specifically for the customer.
Bespoke tailoring is used to refer to the creation of high quality clothing pieces entirely customised to fit the client’s specific needs and purposes. The customer typically has complete control over the choice of fabrics, features, and fit, although less experienced customers may request for the expert advice of these skilled tailors.
Because an experienced Hong Kong tailor selected for the job of producing a quality suit will be working closely with you, the customer, you must take care to establish good rapport so that communication can flow freely regarding your preferences and expectations for the product. It is important to tell the tailor about your reasons for purchasing a bespoke suit and how and for what occasion will you be using it. This can influence the choice of fabrics and the overall fit; if the suit is for regular use for meeting with top executives from your firm, for example, and plenty of travel is involved, a durable yet stylish fabric must be chosen to prevent wear and tear. Wedding gowns and tuxedos are often worn only during the ceremony itself and never again, so the choice in fabric for the once-in-a-lifetime event may be followed to maintain the style standards of the occasion.
A skilled bespoke tailor in Hong Kong must have a good eye for observing the client’s stance, manner of walking, and overall “carriage” or bearing. Although a customised suit may fit the client’s frame according to measurements, failing to notice the way the shoulder drops can result in buttons not parallel to their holes, ruining the balanced cut and fall of the suit.
Having a customised suit made with well-established fabrics from Scabal, Cerruti, or Ermenegildo Zegna is considerably more expensive than purchasing ready-made designer clothes, but the quality and superb fit make the investment entirely worth it. Men gracing a meeting of top industry professionals in sharp blazers, women sashaying into important social events in dreamy, luxurious dresses, and even a groom appearing at one’s own wedding in a timeless tuxedo that will be the talk of social circles for years to come—the perfect fit and the lasting style statement makes bespoke tailoring absolutely the right fashion choice.