Spring 2018 fittings

In launching Sicilian Reserve, we definitely pushed the envelope by setting a goal of a single fitting followed by delivery. 

Anyone experienced in bespoke knows this is rare, especially for new customers ordering for the first time. The normal order of business is two or three fittings. 

But I am glad that we pushed the boundaries and am happy to report that single fittings followed by delivery are possible under the right conditions as seen below. 

For some customers, weight and dimensions can change materially in the months following the initial measurement taking. The key to success is being flexible and observe what has changed and adjust accordingly.

This means likely adding a second fitting, especially with new customers, if we continue to use the traditional fitting process. We are also actively looking at improving the process to allow for greater precision. More news to come soon!

Sicilian Reserve 2.0

Last summer we launched Sicilian Reserve offering heritage tailoring at incredible value. In terms of bespoke product and process, our true peers are tailors in Savile Row and Naples. Yet our pricing is on par with MTM and RTW brands. 

We now have three bespoke lines:

Since launching we have been improving the Simply Bespoke line by investing in our visiting tailor process. First, we are now effectively guaranteeing fit by adding a post-delivery fit adjustment. Second, we are also upgrading our fitting process to minimize adjustments during and after fittings. This means the tailor and his apprentice will participate in the April 2018 fittings with a longer term goal of getting closer to a single fitting. 

Our new pricing reflects these enhancements. Effective March 1, our Simply Bespoke line will start at $1,850 for jackets and $2,250 for suits. To our knowledge, this is still the best value in the US market for true heritage bespoke tailoring featuring basted fittings.

Since our Kickstarter launch pricing is something that will not return on a permanent basis, we hope you take advantage of our legacy pricing while it still lasts for the next two weeks.

We look forward to working with you on your next bespoke commission, whether it is your first or just the latest of many over the years.

(Re)introducing Simply Bespoke

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We initially launched with the idea of enabling customers with their own high-quality cloth to work easily and frictionlessly with a superb Sicilian tailor. 

Then last fall we introduced the Essential Bespoke line aimed at first-time bespoke customers. Similar to traditional bespoke, Essential Bespoke includes cloth. The great benefit of this new line is radically simplifying your decision process to just one item - blue or gray. We take care of everything else. 

Now we'd like to give our original idea of working with customer-supplied cloth the clarity of its own name - Simply Bespoke.  We've added a name but the idea remains the same. 

With Simply Bespoke, you enjoy sourcing and selecting your own cloth as well as owning the process of managing how much cloth you need for your commissions.

This more hands-on approach is not for everyone but can be a very satisfying experience for quite a few!