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Bespoke, a Luxury or a Necessity?

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The word “bespoke” has become popular as a description of luxury.  Originally the word “bespoke” was a designation of a specific type of garment as described by John Green in Off the Cuff:

Luxury Clothier Jon Green Talks ‘Bespoke‘ | Off the Cuff

http://offthecuffdc.comFri, 19 Apr 2013 22:00:54 GMT

In this OTC guest column, luxury clothier Jon Green provides a thoughtful and educational retort to 2012’s New York Times article on bespoke tailoring.

Bespoke is not exclusively a man’s luxury:She Bespoke feat. Amber Doyle | TSBmen

http://tsbmen.comWed, 17 Apr 2013 15:42:24 GMT

A bespoke suit is one of the sexiest garments a person can own – man or woman.

 

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Wearing a tie or just any neckwear with a bespoke suit could destroy the whole look of luxury.  Now enter the bespoke tie:  Kaiser Krawatte – Probably Germany’s Tiniest Tie Store — Gentleman’s Gazette

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/Apr 20

However, if you still think you cannot find what’s right for you, he will happily create a bespoke tie just for you. At least, he also offers bespoke bow ties and so the claim seems plausible to me. Kaiser is particularly proud of his selection of handmade bow ties (of course by himself.).

Caring and storage of a bespoke garment is very important!  

A Well-Sized Hanger – Kempt

http://www.getkempt.com/Apr 20

A Well-Sized Hanger. An UrbanDaddy Publication. World of men’s style / fashion / grooming. The expansion of bespokery is old news by now, but it’s reaching to areas that never occurred to us. For instance, that maple wand in your closet could probably stand to be a bit more customized.

Enjoy!

Judith

Judith@fabrics.net

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