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The Process

Designed from scratch for a specific customer and not based on any pre-existing garment. Bespoke can provide a fit and style that is completely unlike the other custom option. It is a much more involved process between the tailor and the customer.

Benefits: Truly unique garments, made singly for an individual customer; building a good relationship with a trusted tailor is a pleasure.

The First Meeting

It starts with a conversation At the very start, we get to know you by asking a set of questions such as your working hours, type of occasion for which the suit and other bespoke outfits are required, your previous style history and fashion preferences, amongst other vital details. The second step involves selecting the fabrics from the myriad of options and alternatives from our cloth books and swatches. Right from the classic prints, to the quirky ones, to the modern contemporary colors and textures, to the evergreen ones in fashion, are presented to pick and choose from depending on the occasion type and your fashion taste and choices. We also provide our due fashion recommendations based on our expertise and wealth of knowledge. Conversations about linings, pockets, buttons, lapel etc will be discussed before we take measurements. Accurate measurements are the bedrock upon which a bespoke suit is built. A combination of up to 30 unique measurements, as well as noting things that may not be easily read off the notches on a measuring tape -– the pitch and slope of your shoulders, the prominence of your shoulder blades, and how you stand. We then draft a client’s pattern, from which the garment’s panels will be cut and then sewn (think of the pattern as the tailor’s architectural blueprint).

The First Fitting

For the first fitting Luigi will bring what’s known as a basted garment, which is where the cloth you’ve chosen has been cut and provisionally sewn together using basting thread. It’s often said that the first fitting is for the tailor, not the client. That’s because the garment will come to you in a mostly unrecognizable form with panels of fabric being loosely hung together with rough stitching. Don’t worry! The purpose of this meeting is so Luigi can see how the rough draft looks on you before he moves forward. Put the garment on and stand naturally. Luigi will note any changes that need to be made and then prepare the garment for its next fitting.

The Second Fitting

The second fitting is where you’ll see the garment truly start to take shape – and it’s the stage where you’ll want to give the most input. This is also the stage where you’ll want to pay attention to a few things. Take note of the jacket’s overall length, whether the chest and arm holes allow for comfortable movement, and whether the sleeves show the right amount of shirt cuff (for this reason, try to wear a dress shirt to the forward fitting). The garment here will still be half-basted, but certain things won’t have been done yet, such as the punching of buttonholes. This makes it much easier to make radical changes. Should you have concerns about anything, you’ll want to raise them here. It can be challenging to change the length of the coat after this point, so pay attention to where the hem sits. At the same time, lean on Luigi and our team for their advice. They can help you see whether things are looking as they should.


From as many as 80 hours are dedicated to each garment over a period of 6 to 8 weeks, after which you’ll receive your bespoke Gherardi commission. Our service doesn’t end at delivery. We check in with you a few weeks later and we’re here to provide further pressings and further alterations.

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