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.
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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