How It Works

Bespoke Tailor Made to Measure Suit London

1. Book Your Free Consultation

Come by for a coffee to explore 1000s of fabrics, endless designs & admire the samples. No obligation for a purchase.

Book Your Free Consultation

2. Measurements & Design

Liked what you saw? Get measured & let us guide you on every aspect from the most flattering shape of the garment to the best colours for your complexion.

Bespoke Tailor Made to Measure Suit London
Bespoke Tailor Made to Measure Suit London

3. Fitting

Within 4-5 weeks (2.5 weeks for express orders) your garment is made to your complete satisfaction. You will be called for a fitting appointment to try it on. We will take care of any minor alterations should they be required.


Made to Measure that Rivals Bespoke. How?

Bespoke is a traditional way to commission a garment.
A tailor will take 25-30 measurements and create a paper pattern. The pattern is chalked on the cloth from the paper and cut by hand. The cloth is basted to create the garment.
At your first fitting, you will be asked to try on the basted construction – it is for a cutter to verify the design and make some corrections. At this point either further changes to the pattern will be made, or the tailors will go ahead with stitching the garment.
At the 2nd fitting you will judge the result and provide feedback, further fittings may be needed based on your comments. At the final fitting minor alterations may still be required. You will need anything between 3-5 fittings and 8-16 weeks to receive the finished garment.

Artefact London specialises exclusively in Made to Measure technique that rivals bespoke in results.
There is a great variability in how flexible each MTM system used is, most tailors use linear measurements only to create your pattern.
Overwhelming majority of famous brands will only make very basic modifications to their House Cut to make your garment.
At Artefact we will perform a thorough assessment of your posture and apply 60+ unique pattern alterations for jackets and 25+ for trousers to create your individual pattern.
Using advancements in technology your personal blueprint is created on a computer and laser cut with precision directly on the cloth. Our tailors will hand make the rest.
Artefact London is making a seamless blend between traditional sartorial mastership and latest technology, combining the best of two worlds to deliver high-quality tailoring faster at reasonable prices.

Bespoke Tailor Made to Measure Suit London

Created in CAD pattern cut by laser – Artefact London Advanced Made to Measure

Bespoke Tailor Made to Measure Suit London

Paper pattern drawn & cut by hand in Bespoke

FAQ

  • How much does it cost
  • The choice of the fabric will determine the overall price of the garment. Every fabric has it’s function and differs in performance. Get in touch to let us know what you are after for your quote or simply book your free consultation to see thousands of fabrics in person and discuss your needs. No obligation for a purchase.
  • Where is my garment made
  • We keep things close to our London home. Shirts are made in Czech Republic; coats, suits & smart casual garments in Portugal. No, we don’t make in Asia to then stitch the buttons on in Italy or UK and claim that this is Italian or British tailoring which unfortunately you will find is the case with many tailors, Savile Row included. We see value in having close relationships with business partners, agreements based on mutual trust and sealed on a handshake. You will see it too – in the finest quality & style, timely delivery at sensible prices.
  • How does international shipping work
  • After your in person appointment where you get measured and select all the design details we can ship your garments anywhere in the world. You only need to be measured once as we store your pattern details electronically for the ease of future orders.
  • Can I send my measurements without visiting you in person. How do measurements work
  • Measurements are only linear and do not tell our tailors much about your body typography. We make the garments to fit your posture and for that we need to see you in person. We account for things like stooping, erect postures, whether you have both or one prominent shoulder blade, we check the level of your shoulders, the angle at which your arms hang in relation to your body and more. All these things make a great impact on the fit, but can’t be measured with a tape. We use our House Block to gauge your posture profile. Many tailors work with linear measurements only, although it does get you closer to a good fit, it is invariably a compromise when compared to the full posture analysis.
  • What can I expect at a starting price
  • At Artefact London the standards of sartorial work, fabrics & trimmings used are of exceptional quality. At a starting price you can expect hundreds of the finest quality English and Italian fabrics not found in retail garments, floating canvas, canvased lapels, hand stitched pearl and horn buttons, working buttonholes, button shanks, monograms, endless customisation possibilities, contrasting details, garments perfectly fitted to your silhouette, style advice and much more. Things that competitors charge extra for and can mislead you on price are a given at Artefact London.
  • How long does the Measurement & Design process take
  • Allow at least 30-45 mins to get measured and get a sample garment fitted on you. And another 30-45 mins to choose from our extensive cloths, linings & buttons selection. You will be guided through every step of the process.
  • Which measurements do you take? How is my pattern created
  • You will try on a sample garment that is closest to your size, that will be the foundation. We will refit the garment on you using the good old method of chalking and pinning to determine the feel and fit you are after. Our sample pattern is modified electronically and laser cut with precision to your body typography. Your garment is tailor-made with all measurements, silhouette alterations, individual design requirements accounted for. You will be called for a fitting appointment to try it on. Should finishing tweaks be required, they will be complete within a couple of days free of charge. Your pattern specifications will be stored electronically for ease of future orders.
  • How long do you take to make a garment
  • Your custom made order will be complete in 4 weeks. We do not hold semi-finished garments, every piece is cut to your unique pattern finished with details chosen by you. Partnering closely with suppliers in Europe allows to accommodate urgent orders in 12 working days. There is a 30% surcharge compared to the standard price.
  • How long does the Fitting Appointment take
  • 15-30 mins

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