Bespoke and made-to-meausre Tailors


The following tailors are listed in order of price, starting with the most expensive:

NORTON & SONS. One of the oldest houses on Savile Row, with a list of Royal warrants as long as the stitching on its armholes, Norton & Sons combines centuries-old tradition with a few acceptable contemporary touches. Nortonandsons.co.uk

JAMES PERSONAL TAILOR & SON. Bespoke tailor of 40 years' standing offering traditional and contemporary styles, based at 52 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AR. Telephone 0161 8327678. Jamespersonaltailor.co.uk/

CAD AND THE DANDY. Operating from small but intimate premises in The City and Savile Row with trained Savile row tailors, cutters and finishers, Cad and the Dandy offer three grades of suiting, a made-to-measure garment and both semi- and fully hand- stitched bespoke suits. Cadandthedandy.co.uk

JASPER LITTMAN. Bespoke and semi bespoke suits measured, fitted and delivered by visiting tailors to a convenient location in the South East. The average price for semi-besoke is 699-799. A semi-bespoke suit is not entirely hand-made and there is no baste stage, but far more work goes into them than made-to-measure. Jasperlittman.co.uk

SPENCERS TROUSERS. The Upper Calder valley in West Yorkshire has long been associated with high quality cloth and trouser manufacturing. Spencers Trousers continue this tradition using locally sourced cotton and woollen cloth to provide the best quality made-to-measure trousers, plus twos, plus fours and breeks. Spencers-trousers.com

WALKER SLATER. A tweed specialist that also offers a made-to-measure tailoring service for ladies and gentlemen in Edinburgh, and for gentlemen in London. Walkerslater.com

BOOKSTER. While not a bespoke service, Bookster offers what they call a made-to-order service, whereby you take your own measurements, fill in a detailed form which includes choices of cloth, cut and lining, then they post you a jacket to see how it fits. Further changes can then be made to the final cut, and the whole process takes around six weeks with a price tag in the region of 450 for a 3-piece tweed suit. Tweed-jacket.com

ALEXANDERS OF LONDON. Everyday clothing at competitive prices. In addition to classic fits in mutiple size and leg lengths, Alexanders offers customised measurements to give a unique and best fit which is personal to them. Corduroy Trousers are available for Custom Selection from 80 colours. Though not bespoke, a made-to-measure service is available on all trousers, with a bewildering array of colours. Alexandersoflondon.com

A SUIT THAT FITS. Despite the unappealling title, this company offers bespoke tailoring at bargain prices, by taking your measurements in the UK then farming out the actual tailoring to Nepal. At around 250 for a two-piece suit, don't expect Savile Row quality, but you will still get an individually tailored garment in exactly the cloth you want, so it is still a better option than purchasing off-the-peg. Asuitthatfits.com