Frequently Asked Questions

Simply speaking, bespoke in tailoring means the garments are designed from a bare canvas using the measurements taken individually from clients. The measurements are then used to cut out the pattern. This cut out pattern is then laid to cut the fabric chosen by the client. As opposed to bespoke, made to measure relies on a standard pattern which may not be exactly appropriate for a specific client.

 When you purchase a suit or shirt off the peg, you purchase something that is designed to fit a wide range of shapes and sizes. It is very rare that you will find a garment that fits you perfectly. However, a bespoke suit/shirt from Apsley, accents your best features while fitting perfectly to your unique body shape. We also offer additional features:   

  1.     Personal embroidery into the inside of your jacket
  2.     Inside arm shields
  3.     Hand picked buttons and linings
  4.     Working button holes on sleeves   
  5.     Ticket pockets
  6.     Additional internal pockets
  7.     Hand cut and rolled collars
  8.     Over 6 monogram designs for shirts
  9.     11 collar styles for shirts
  10.     13 cuff styles for shirts
The cost of a bespoke suit is dependent on the fabric that you choose. We stock all of the top English and Italian brands such as Lora Pinao, Scabal, Holland & Sherry, and Dormeuil to name a few. Our suits start from approximately £980 for a fully bespoke suit.
We provide a free alteration service within the first 3 months of you taking your suit home. Following this, we charge industry rates for alterations. 
The bespoke process normally takes between 4-6 weeks. However, should you require something sooner, please do call our friendly staff on 0207 925 2238 and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.  
Once we have taken your measurements, we can remake your favourite suit or shirt to fit you even better! We can duplicate any style or fit that you desire.
The "Super count" denotes only one aspect of a cloth's quality; It is a measurement of the diameter of the woolen fiber that is used to construct the cloth. Super 100's is made from 18 micron fiber. Super 120's and 150's fabrics are made from even finer woolen fibers. 
The higher the Super count, the finer the fibers. It is important to remember that there are many other aspects to consider when measuring the quality of a fabric. You should consider the yarn count, the finishing, the weave construction, the dimensional stability, and the crease resistance (to name a few). 
Yes. We can tailor make most items of clothing from sports jackets to dinner jackets, tails, blazers, and slacks - anything that requires fine tailoring. We also offer women's business suits and shirts.


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