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Curated, Custom or Bespoke SEWT?

In traditional suiting, there are generally three types of ways to buy a suit: Ready to Wear, Made-to-Measure, and Bespoke.

Ready to Wear (RTW)

“Ready to Wear” (RTW) is basically anything you can walk into a store (or online) and purchase off the rack. There will be standard sizing (US 0,2,4, etc.) and is generally the most affordable. Of course the downside is not always finding something that is truly for you – fit, colour, you name it.

Custom

The following options both fall under Custom, which will typically be more expensive than most Ready to Wear options.

Made-To-Measure (MTM)

“Made-to-Measure” (MTM) is custom clothing where we take customer’s measurements. A base pattern is chosen based on a customer’s measurements and then altered to match. Customers can select a variety of customizations that are not accessible to RTW. If someone is looking for something less than Bespoke but more customizable than RTW, MTM would be their best option.

Bespoke

“Bespoke” is custom clothing entirely made from scratch based on a customer’s specifications and involves basting, multiple fittings, and some may even take a year to finish. Far more detail and care are involved in the creation of a bespoke suit, which command luxury price tags. Check out our Bespoke SEWTs HERE.

Not all custom pieces are bespoke, but all bespoke pieces are custom.

A Curated or Custom SEWT?

At SEWT, we offer two choices for women’s suiting: Curated (made-to-measure with our selections) and Custom (made-to-measure but outside of our curated selections). With both options, we do not cut an inch of fabric until we receive your order and measurements.

Curated

With any MTM offering, there can literally be hundreds of customization choices: fabrics, linings, buttons, lapels, designs, fit, thread colour. What we’ve done at SEWT is curate a selection of designs that we know are tried and tested, in and out of the office. We’ve taken away most of the guess work, but still give the option of choosing a style especially for you.

Custom

Every woman has a unique sense of style and body type so we wanted to offer something for everyone. If one of our Curated styles isn’t quite what you’re looking for – perhaps you want to change a lapel or have a different colour in mind – our Custom MTM is the option for you. With the Custom option, new patterns are sometimes created, which may take longer than our Curated styles. Although rare, there are limitations in what we can make, which may mean that you are looking into Bespoke territory.

With whatever you decide, always feel free to reach out to usĀ , we would be happy to guide you on your SEWT journey.

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