The difference between made to measure and bespoke clothing is controversial. While classic tailors want to establish big differences between their work, the online tailors like Hockerty want to claim bespoke suit tailoring as a service we also offer to our customers. Based on a ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority of the United Kingdom and using the definition of the term "bespoke", we can define bespoke as a "made to order" and clearly different from "off the rack". These rules and definition blur the differences between made to measure and bespoke. This way, all made to order suits could be also considered bespoke suits.
Classic Bespoke tailoring experience vs New online Bespoke experience
Before Hockerty was launched, back then in 2008, it was easier to define the difference between mtm suits and bespoke suits. This is why we want to compare the classic concept vs the new concept of bespoke tailoring:
|Classic Bespoke Tailoring experience||New online Bespoke Experience|
|How to get measured||Get measured in store||Get measured wherever you want|
|Times you get measured||As many times as needed. Usually 2-4||Once|
|Time to get your suit||1-6 months||15 days|
|Personalisation||unlimited||almost limitless at Hockerty|
|Retouching||unlimited||Perfect Fit guarantee|
As you see, the experience of classic bespoke is really different from what online tailors can offer you on their websites. Even though, Hockerty provides you a comfortable and affordable solution to have the best made to measure suits, providing you a online bespoke experience where you will be able to choose among hundreds of fabrics, personalizing all kind of details so we can tailor the perfect bespoke suit.
So, are Hockerty suits bespoke or made to measure?
Hockerty suits are both as we offer you the best options from both concepts. In fact, at Hockerty we are offering handmade tailoring in all our garments. So our tailored suits, shirts, blazers, pants, ceremonial suits, trench coats, and all the winter coats and overcoats are built from scratch, from cutting the fabric to adding the small details. Hockerty offers you tailored clothing that fits you perfectly in less time: only 15 days delivery, affordable prices (lower than the classic bespoke), unlimited personalization options and hundreds of fabrics. This way Hockerty provides the best bespoke custom suits, but not only suits because we also tailor bespoke shirts and suit separates so we offer you different 3D online configurators for beskpoke pants and bespoke jackets. In addition, we also offer Perfect Fit guarantee, so we afford adjustments or even a remake if it is a better solution than retouching it.
Take a look at our collections to get inspired by all the possibilities you will find on our online 3D configurators: