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Bespoke and Made-to-Measure

Oxxford Hand-Padded Lapel
At Hampton's, we offer full-service custom clothing through our tailored clothing partners.  Fully bespoke clothing is available through Oxxford and Scabal, as well as our tailor nearby.  Made to measure options are available through Ravazzolo, Scabal, and Jack Victor.  All of these companies offer extensive fabric selections, excellent products, and seemingly endless options, but each is unique in its own offerings.
A question we hear frequently is "what's the difference in bespoke and made-to-measure?"  We can only attribute this to a frequent incorrect use of both terms by some of our competitors.  The main differences come in the production style of garments; bespoke garments require more measurements, as patterns for cutting are made specifically for you based off of these measurements, while made-to-measure garments use an existing pattern and alter the measurements from that.  As you can imagine, the fit of a bespoke piece will be more precise and feel as if it was tailored to your body, because it was.  This is not to say that made-to-measure is a bad option, though!  We can generally fit most anyone extremely well with a made-to-measure suit, and being that the patterns already exist, it's a great way to keep the costs down in comparison to bespoke.  
As far as differences between the brands go, we can go more into depth in the store, but for the basics:
Oxxford garments are "made the old way," hand tailored in Chicago using the absolute finest in materials, attention to detail, and craftsmanship.  The coats are all fully-canvassed using a mixture of horse and goat hair canvassing.  This allows the coat to maintain its shape for life, drape well, breathe, and conform to your body over time.  Oxxford pants are made with a patented pocketing method that basically creates a "skirt" around the seat of the pant, eliminating the need for a silk lining inside, as it lifts the fabric off of the skin and allows the pant to drape as it's designed.  No one else makes clothes the way Oxxford does, and you can tell that as soon as you put it on.
Scabal is best known for its cloth mill in England, but is also one of the finest tailoring houses in the world!  The cloth is made in London, but the clothes themselves are made in Germany and Italy.  With over 5000 fabric options available, Scabal is your choice for the ultimate in customization.  They also offer half and fully-canvassed models as well as a completely hand-tailored option.  The fit, feel, shoulder, and all features are exceptional across all models.  Fits can be Italian and Modern or English and traditional; the choice is yours!

Your Ravazzolo suit

Follows your shapes, indulges who you are, and enhances the man in you.
With the Ravazzolo Made To Measure you can make your suit more personal than ever.
Fabrics, buttons, buttonholes, linings follow your desires, the tastes of what are you made of, the dreams that you have.

More than 1.000 colours of selected fabrics; valuable buttons of mother of pearl, horn, corozo or metal; almost 200 kinds of linings in jacquard or silk among which you can choose, are interwoven among refined matches of weft and warp. The inspiration and the good taste are everything and they distinguish you from the others.

Among all the hand processes the most required there are the handmade buttonholes, the tailoring collar sewn by a cross-stitch, handmade stitching on the lapel, stitching, loop for flower under the buttonhole, on the backside of the lapel. All these details are synonyms of elegance, tailoring craft and are recognizable as such by the most attentive appreciators of the modern Tailoring, business men who are able to appreciate and have the need to dress a bespoke suit.

Jack Victor is our top make in a half-canvassed model.  Half-canvassed means that the garment still has the canvas through the shoulder and lapel, but it stops around the top button of the coat.  You get most of the benefits of a fully-canvassed coat, but without the cost.  Jack Victor, also being made in Montreal, offers a more modern, European style in most garments, but still maintains a classic, timeless look.  Fabric selection from Jack Victor is incredible.  The piece goods offered in the seasonal box are unmatched at this price point.  If you're looking for a great introduction to custom clothing, Jack Victor is the absolute best value in the business.

 

All of our makes are outstanding in their own ways, and it's not unusual for Tyler to wear something from each company throughout the weeks... sometimes even together!  If you have any questions regarding our custom clothing options or would like to schedule a fitting appointment, please do not hesitate to call!