preppy style & clothes primer

The Preppy Style & Clothes Primer

This guide is about prep clothing & preppy style. It’s not exclusive to those who attend or are alumnus of Ivy League schools and preparatory academies in the Northeast United States — it’s for everybody interested in this (life)style. Read more

$500 vs $5000 suit

Difference Between A $500 Custom Suit & $5,000 Bespoke Suit

Recently, we showed you the difference between a $100 vs. $1,000 suit. Today’s post continues in that fashion and highlights the main differences between a $500 custom suit and a $5000 bespoke suit. We share secrets and quality hallmarks so you will get the best value for your money, no matter how much you spend.

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custommade, handmade, benchmade explained

Custom Made, Handmade & Bench Made – Terminology Explained

The other week, I discussed the differences between Bespoke, MTM, and RTW but on top of that, you often read description such as Custom Made, Handmade, or Bench Made but rarely ever machine made. In this guide, I discuss the differences between these terms so you can spot false advertisements more easily, and get a better value for your money.

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Ready to wear, Made to measure & Bespoke explained

Ready-to-Wear, Made-to-Measure & Bespoke – Terminology Explained

One of the things that people get wrong all the time is the distinction and meaning of the terms Ready to Wear, Off the Rack, Made to Order, Made to Measure, and Bespoke. Therefore, I decided to create a guide that clearly explains what these terms mean, how they are (ab)used and what you need to know, so you don’t get fooled when you buy clothing.

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