Mass-Produced vs. Custom Suits November 30, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Manufacturers, Organizations and Associations, Sewing and Workroom Supplies , trackback
Those of you interested in menswear will appreciate these videos which highlight the huge differences in the production processes for a suit that is mass-produced vs. one that is custom-made for an individual.
To learn more about the difference in quality and production in all the types of suits ranging from the entirely machine-made version to the full-on bespoke suit, check out this great website “An English Cut” where Thomas Mahon, a true bespoke tailor, discusses all the ins and outs of men’s suiting.
At the highest end of mens suiting are the tailors located on Savile Row in London’s Mayfair district. In this video, Mr. Mahon, who maintains an office on Savile Row and his production facility in the English countryside, discusses various aspects of his job as a master cutter, including his private relationships with high-profile clients:
“The thing is, because of the nature of what I do, it’s extremely personal. I mean, there’s lots of people who meet Prince Charles – but there’s not many people who meet him in his underwear.”
- Tiffany Teague