A week or two has passed since you visited your tailor and had your suit made. Now it’s time to come back and have your suit fitted for the first time. There’s no science to it but you need a good eye to know if something isn’t right. I will start with the coat first then move on to the trousers starting from the top to the bottom of each. Continue Reading
So You Want To Have A Suit Made
By this time you should have a good idea of what you want your suit to look like and have bought the cloth you’ll be using. The next step is to go to a tailor and start the process of having a suit made. But before I delve into the details I’ll start with a background on the tailoring industry in the Philippines and how it will affect the outcome. Continue Reading
Benson in Binondo
Now that we’ve understood the suit features it’s time to choose the cloth. Choosing the appropriate cloth for a suit isn’t easy especially if it’s your first time. It can be quite intimidating looking at swatches or rolls of cloth without an idea of what to look for. By approaching the process with knowledge and a set of criteria it becomes easier to pick out the right cloth. Continue Reading
Me describing the features of my suit
The most frequent questions I get from readers pertain to having a suit made. The tailors here in the Philippines do bespoke but don’t deserve to be called such as they do not perform the kind of tailoring done by the likes of those found on Savile Row in London. Although the quality of tailoring is mediocre at best it meets the needs of many for a basic suit without breaking the bank. This guide is intended for those having a suit made for the first time or those looking to get it right the second time around.
Before one begins selecting fabric and visiting the tailor it is good to have an idea of what suit you want to end up with in terms of its features. I will discuss each part without going into too much detail. Continue Reading