James Tailoring and Custom Clothing
334 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205 (480) 830-4748

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What is Bespoke?

A lot of people use the terms "bespoke" and "made-to-measure" interchangeably. They are mistaken.

'Bespoke' is actually a term which dates from the 17th century, when tailors held the full selection of fine fabrics in their premises. When a customer chose a length of material, it was said to have �been spoken for�. Hence a tailor who makes your clothes individually, to your specific personal requirements, is called "bespoke". This is unlike �made-to-measure�, which simply uses a basic, pre-existing template pattern, which is then adjusted to roughly your individual measurements.

The cloth is chosen from the full range available today, and also which type of style and fit would be most suitable for you. Clothes are then to have all the hallmarks you would expect from true bespoke tailoring: More than 20 measurements and figuration details are taken from the customer. Then a personal pattern will be hand-drafted and cut from scratch- not the basic, adjusted template pattern, as used by so many other tailors these days. Using your pattern, the cloth is then cut and trimmed, along with the finest linings and silks available. A single tailor is then given the parts of the garment to sew together, from the earliest fitting stages, to the final, complete suit. Each suit is completely hand-made, even down to the button holes.


Suits Coats and Sport Coats:

Sleeves, Shorten, Lengten (with facing), Shorten from Shoulder, Coat Length, Shorten, Shorten and Raise Pockets, Shoulder Pads, Shorten Back and Lower Collar, Shorten Collar, Center Seam - In or Out, Side Seams - In or Out, Take in Sides and Reduce Blades, In at Side Vents, In at Center Vents, Close Vents, Narrow Lapels, New Lining, Elbow Patches, Resew Buttons


Shorten Sleeves, Lengthen Sleeves, Shorten Length, New Lining, Shorten Sleeves with Detail


Cuffs, Hem by Machine, Hem with Lining, Jean Hem, Reattach Original Jean Hem, Waist - In or Out, Take in Crotch, Narrow Bottoms, Recut, New Zipper, Suspender Buttons, Line Crotch


Side Seams - In or Out, Center Seam - In or Out, Take in Neck


Shorten Sleeves (Move Placket), Dart Back, Taper Sides, Shorten Length

Skirts And Dresses:

Hems, Machine Hem, Full or Flared, Pleated, Sleeves Shorten, Waist and Hips, In or Out - With Lining, Sides in with Pockets or Zippers, New Skirt Lining, New Elastic Waist, New Zipper

Leather Garment Alterations:

Pants, Glue Hem, Take in Waist, New Lining, Narrow Bottoms, Snaps, New Zipper

At last, Custom made clothing for women...

For years, men have experienced the personal satisfaction of impeccably tailored made-to-order clothing... suite, coats, trousers and jackets in quality rabrics with a perfect fit.

Leisurely try on samples or browse through style books. After you decide which styles best suit your fashion needs and personal preferences, you can choose from a large selection of luxurious fabrics and have the dress, suit, coat or coordinating piece made in the fabric of your choice.

Your order will be individually cut and sewn to your measurements. It will be carefully hand tailored by our skilled artisans. In a few weeks, your fashions will be ready. At last you will have exactly what you want, the way you want it... a wardrobe that takes you anywhere, anytime and compliments your busy lifestyle.

We know you will enjoy our unique and gracious service. We know you will appreciate our unsurpassed quality. Call for a personal consultation your convenience and without obligation of course.