What is Bespoke Tailoring?

Bespoke tailoring is completely hand cut from start to finish, beginning its life as a paper pattern, which is then cut to your chosen fabric and takes over 80 hours of the finest tailoring skills to create. It is the height of artisanship in tailoring and is an item of luxury that is designed and crafted exclusively for you. You only see the fabric and the lining, but this complex, handmade structure moulds to your body and feels what can only be described as weightless.

Alexandra Wood Bespoke tailoring allows for a far superior fit than with any other method. This is your own blueprint and multiple fittings ensure that your suit is finely tuned until it fits you to perfection.

An Alexandra Wood bespoke creation is a marriage of the finest tailoring with the design secrets that will have you looking a  cut above the rest. Although sometimes confused with semi-bespoke and made to measure, it very much lives in its own world, leaving you with a suit that makes you look and feel your best.

"Excellent craftmanship met with an incredible eye for style and detail. It's by far the best suit I've ever owned." Simon, Finance

Composed of the finest luxury fabrics, an Alexandra Wood Bespoke tailored suit design is entirely handmade, allowing for a superior, weightless fit that shapes perfectly to your body and is designed, tailored and created to make the best of you.

From a bespoke tailored suit through to a bespoke leather jacket, Alexandra will personally design you unique designs that you will enjoy wearing time after time. What's more is that you'll be offered personalised styling advice, so that each tailored design created for you is well utilised and fun to wear.

Schedule your private appointment in our Savile Row or Bishops Stortford showroom where you will be well looked after.

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Each of our bespoke suits are crafted to your precise measurements, made by hand and is the epitome of tailoring. A true experience to behold.

Your Bespoke Suit Design

I personally tailor and design for you based on your own personal tastes and lifestyle and combine two vital skills together of tailoring and style; to create you bespoke tailoring that not only fits you impeccably, but that will also make you look your absolute best. 

Bespoke Fabric Selections

There are no limitations when it comes to your choice of suit fabric. I personally source fabrics from the finest suppliers from the UK & Italy. From classic to quirky, I look to find you the most exclusive fabrics and am always looking for new cloths and blends to offer you something truly unique.

Bespoke Linings choices

From a plain or patterned silk lining to a personally printed lining, I have thousands to choose from to ensure your personal touch is prominent in your bespoke tailored designs.

How is a bespoke suit is made?

What makes your bespoke suit fit so beautifully is not only that it’s been cut exclusively for you, but how it’s constructed. My bespoke suits are made with a full, free floating canvas allowing the shape of your suit to mould to your body. There are three layers: the outer fabric, natural horse hair and a softer fusing which floats over the top of the horse hair to ensure it feels smooth. (Horse hair can be quite sharp, so this extra layer is required) the canvas is then lightly hand stitched to create a ‘floating canvas’ where ready to wear or semi-bespoke suits (also known as made to measure) are fused together with less expensive canvassing and a less expensive method of construction. Customers have likened the feeling of a bespoke suit to wearing nothing at all. So comfortable and light that it feels far superior to anything else you may have worn before.

How many fittings will I need for my bespoke suit?

How many fittings you need will depend on the number of changes required to ensure the perfect fit. Typically, a bespoke suit needs around 3-4 fittings to complete depending on your shape and complexity of design but can be more. This is an experience that takes time and should be enjoyed. Upon each fitting, your measurements are updated accordingly; to both the suit and to your own, personalised pattern.

Where are your bespoke suits made?

Our Savile Row bespoke suits are made by our master tailors in Central London following the true traditions of Savile Row tailoring.

How much do your bespoke suits cost?

Our semi bespoke two piece suits start at £1,200 and three piece suits start at £1,500 Our fully bespoke two piece suits start from £4,000 for a two piece  Prices for each individual bespoke tailored item can be found on each of our designated pages.

How does the appearance look in comparison to a ready to wear suit? 

A semi-bespoke suit looks sharp and neat, that’s because it’s made by precision cutting and put together by a number of machinists. A bespoke suit however is mainly made by hand and therefore has much more of a hand made look with softer, less sharper edges that allows the suit to fit to your body in a way that semi-bespoke and made to measure can’t.

How does a bespoke suit compare to made to measure suit?

A made to measure suit is laser cut by machine using overall a generic set of measurements that have been modified to fit the customer. Coding is then added to further modify the fit which has advanced in recent years. Made to measure is considered an upgrade to ready to wear, where as a bespoke suit is completely made by hand and sewing machine and is constructed in a completely different way that is far superior to a made to measure suit, giving it a lightness and delicacy one can only expect from a luxury suit.

Usually when I’m measured for a costume I’d rather I was under anaesthetic  but Alexandra makes the whole process fun and painless.” Rory Bremner, comedian
“Tailor of the 21st Century.” Tony Parsons, GQ Furthermore, my limitations do not lie simply with bespoke tailored suits. I can create you anything from a bespoke leather jacket to a bespoke tie. Voted one of Savile Row’s best tailors 2020 by Esquire magazine
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THE BESPOKE PROCESS

Your imagination and our supply of sketch paper are the only limits here!

Private appointments are available at our Savile Row and Bishop’s Stortford showrooms

Personal appointments to your home or office are available POA

Crafted in the UK, the entire bespoke process takes between 12-16 weeks. As they say, perfection takes time where our semi-bespoke options take 6-8 weeks

    Trying to Find a Retailer who Specialises in Bespoke Tailoring in London?

    Want to refresh your wardrobe and elevate your personal style to the next level? Have you been looking for somewhere that provides bespoke tailoring in London? Look no further, Alexandra Wood is the answer. Alexandra Wood can transform your style and look, with designed and tailored clothing of the finest quality. 

    Perhaps you want to upgrade your casual style with a bespoke sports jacket or chinos, or you require a sharp, stunningly crafted business suit for an upcoming meeting, Alexandra Wood will conceive your desired look no matter the needs or requirements. 

    To learn more about Alexandra Wood’s bespoke tailoring in London, visit our website today or book an appointment via our online booking system. 

    Welcome to Alexandra Wood

    At Alexandra Wood, our bespoke tailoring in London covers a wide array of areas from bespoke business and wedding suits, to bespoke casual wear, shirts and overcoats. Whatever the occasion or event you’re attending, Alexandra Wood can design you an outfit that perfectly suits your style, frame, and look. You’ll look smart, refined and effortlessly stylish in an Alexandra Wood garment, whether it’s a shirt or leather jacket. Alexandra Wood has ample experience guiding men through the tailoring process, identifying suitable pieces of clothing that work, feel comfortable and look distinct. 

    “I can only speak in superlatives. Alexandra is exceptional. I wouldn't go to any other tailor - she is (pun intended) absolutely a cut above!” Luka Krsljanin, Barrister

    Our bespoke tailoring in London offers an abundance of colours, fabrics and textures - all of which can be paired to craft a truly unique, well-defined style. You might choose a checked tweed or a timeless navy blazer; Alexandra Wood fully guides you with her expertise, to bring your casual or formal look to life. All of Alexandra Wood’s fabrics have been curated from esteemed fabric houses including Holland & Sherry, and Loro Piana. From pure wool to super 180’s cloth, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of innovative, original fabrics.

    When you come to Alexandra Wood for bespoke tailoring in London, you will have a personal, relaxing and welcoming experience from beginning to end. Alexandra Wood aims to ensure that every single client leaves with renewed confidence and enthusiasm, having created a brand-new sophisticated and polished look that helps them to feel their ultimate best. From semi-bespoke jeans, chinos and sports jackets to fully bespoke leather jackets and coats, there are numerous options within our bespoke collection - so why not visit us today?

    Create your Casual or Smart Look with Alexandra Wood today

    Should you have an upcoming social event, and you’re looking for bespoke tailoring in London to design your look, then Alexandra Wood is the place to come. Alexandra Wood offers personal appointments both in Savile Row, London, as well as in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. To schedule an appointment, please head to the Alexandra Wood, to use our appointment system. 

    Alexandra Wood can assist you with your queries, walk you through the bespoke tailoring process and provide you with additional information. Meanwhile, visit the Alexandra Wood website to explore our diverse, curated selection of bespoke men’s clothing.