Our Review OF George & King Custom Suits It's Now Time To Go Custom - The Emporium Barber

Our Review OF George & King Custom Suits It's Now Time To Go Custom

Our Review OF G&K Custom Suits It's Now Time To Go Custom 

George & King is an Australian premier custom suit company that specialises in masterfully crafted custom garments. A one stop shop for sartorial style.  A lot of people often ask what exactly is the difference between Made to Measure, Custom and Bespoke. At George & King every client has the ability to design a look that is individual to them, reflects their personality and enables them to stand out from the crowd something we think is pretty awesome! 

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Made To Measure  

A MTM company takes suiting patterns and modifies a standard jacket block. A tailor will modify standard block patterns to take your body shape nuances into account (sleeve length, jacket length, shoulder width etc.) George & King roughly 20 body measurements are taken during your first fitting this helps get the perfect fit ruling out lengthy alterations.  

Their style concierge will pass on your choices and measurements to the master tailor, you don't meet this tailor. Because their suits are hand crafted off shore. After 4 weeks when the garment returns a second fitting takes place. If with the off chance your suit still needs minor tweaks, this will be done locally, within a few days. 

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Going Custom

When you decide to go with MTM with George & King you will have an hour long fitting. Going custom refers to the ability to choose the small details and add personal touches to your suit. A style concierge will help the you choose the perfect fabric, and talk you through the customisation options to suit (excuse the pun) your body type and style preference, choices such as, how many pockets, would you like them slanted or straight, how many buttons, what type of buttons, single or double breasted, the lining, the lapel etc. The options are endless and this is a benefit of going custom. You get a choice!

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Bespoke

Bespoke is defined as a handmade garment/item where the pattern is cut completely from scratch. This includes a first fitting so the tailor is able to adjust the suit at an intermediary baste stage. As a result, you have limitless options for the design of the suit because there is nothing to build on or adjust.

A pattern has everything to do with shape of the garment, how it sits with you, how it drapes on you, how it moves with you. With a Bespoke piece, a new pattern is created for each individual wearer. There is no modifying of base patterns because this could mean that the tailor could miss any of the individual quirks of the wearer’s body.

There are also many more fittings required with a bespoke suit. First is the skeleton baste fitting, second the forward fitting, third the fin bar fin fitting, all being done at different stages of tailoring. Then there are multiple other fittings to tweak the feel, the design. Talented tailors build on top each fitting. Bespoke is also handmade, not machine made. This means between 50-100 man hours can be placed into a single suit. MTM will have approximately only 20 man hours put into it in comparison.

A Bespoke suit can cost you anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000; dependent on fabric and quality of your chosen master tailor. A MTM is a little less damaging to the wallet, with George & King suits costing upwards of $700 and taking approximately 4-6 weeks to create. 

George & King suits are handcrafted using 100% wool. Major bonus thier business bundles, purchasing a second pair of pants and a few custom shirts will get you on your way to creating the perfect capsule wardrobe. 

We highly recommend George and King Custome Suits 


Trent Pridmore
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