Bespoke and Custom Made to Measure Suits
- ABOUT NEAPOLITAN TAILORING
- BESPOKE VS CUSTOM
- CURRENTLY VISITING
Our Speciality is Neapolitan tailored clothing. A distinctive style of tailoring that hails from Naples, Italy.
Neapolitan Tailoring is centered around COMFORT.
Ability to Breathe
A Neapolitan jacket allows for better airflow. Hold one up to the light and you can see through it. Unlined, no shoulder padding, and option for full canvas or no canvas (lightest weight).
Due to the unstructured nature of the jackets, one could curl up on a pillow and take a snooze with one on. Neapolitan tailoring can be far less restrictive and bulky than the typical American or British suiting you're used to.
We produce garments for both men and women and offer both Bespoke and Made to Measure options.
HOW WE MAKE THEM:
We offer our Neapolitan Tailoring 2 ways- Bespoke and Made To Measure (Custom)
Below is a brief comparison between the two options.
| Consultation: Measurements, Fabric & Design Selection ( Options are unlimited and often involve a conceptual sketch for various designs
Sizing: There is no size- your own pattern is created based on whatever your measurements are
Fittings: 3 Minimum
1st Fitting(BASTED): A shell of a garment is made, held together by loose white stitches. We can pull the entire thing apart and make adjustments right on your body.
2nd Fitting (FORWARD): You are fitted again, this time with some pockets and parts of the garment added. Further adjustments are made and you can decide on final details of your garment such as stitching, buttons, etc if you haven’t already.
3rd Fitting( FINAL): You are fitted in your completed garment. All of the details have been added, and it is ready to take home if no further adjustments are required.
Timeframe Start to Finish: 3-5 months ( less time after your first bespoke garment is made and we have your pattern.
Entirely sewn by hand
MADE TO MEASURE (CUSTOM)
| Consultation: Measurements, Fabric & Design Selection ( Things are customizable, but limited to certain types of designs. You can customize things like type of pockets, # of buttons, etc.
Sizing: Basic size ranges(i.e 38R, 42L, etc) We use a pattern based on whatever size you are closest to, and alter it based on your measurements
Fittings: There is only 1 fitting. You garment is completed for you to try on and take home.
Mostly sewn by hand
Timeframe: 1-2 Months
As part of precautions for COVID-19, Consultations for clients outside of Richmond can be conducted via Zoom. This gives me an opportunity to show you garments, fabrics, and discuss your needs before planning a fitting.
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Pricing: Made to Measure starts at $3600
Bespoke starts at $4500
Appointments available for Richmond, VA & Charlottesville 7 Days A Week
New York City & Washington D.C. - we take trips twice a year- will also travel for groups for 4 or more looking to get measured.
The Bespoke Suit process starts with a "Basted Fitting" after submitting your measurements. Here, a loosely sewn together garment is created for the fitting. The majority of adjustments are made in this stage.
Adjustments continue to your Bespoke Suit. Pockets are added, as well as the front facings. The garment begins to take shape and we hone in on getting that perfect fit for your suit.
30-60 hours of handwork and 3-6months later, you have your completed Bespoke Suit to try on for your final fitting and take home. Completely sewn by hand- every small detail of stitching and an absolute one of a kind fit. Bespoke is the most unique process allowing you ultimate creative freedom and supreme fit for your suit.