Bespoke Men’s Clothing at Maxwell’s Clothiers

Going to a store and searching through racks of clothes that don’t fit well is a common experience for men everywhere. As a result, you are either making do with the not-so-well-fitted pants or running to the tailor to have them altered. The solution is bespoke clothing.

What Actually is Bespoke Clothing?

Bespoke clothing is a popular term in the tailoring world but is often misused by people. Usually, this term is associated with high-end, luxury clothes. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.


The word ‘bespoke’ means ‘to speak for something.’ Back in the 17th century, customers would visit tailors and select a particular piece of fabric. It was marked as ‘been spoken for to separate from the rest.’


In today’s world, the meaning changes slightly and is used to describe custom-made tailoring. It refers to the process of hand stitching any particular garment and customizing it as per the client’s requirements.   Thus the impression of exclusivity and myth of high end came about.

In this type of tailoring, the master tailor takes your measurements, you select the fabrics, and instruct the tailor about any specific design requests. For example, if you want extra pockets, fancy buttons or special stitching on the lapel, and more…

The Difference Between Made to Measure and Bespoke

Confusing bespoke with made to measure is another common misconception noticed within the tailoring industry. However, there’s a stark difference between the two.  Made to measure clothes are machine stitched and based on standard patterns drafted by the craftsmen, and the final garment is adjusted as per the client’s measurements.

Bespoke clothes are hand crafted using designs, body shape and posture unique to a particular customer. These garments are cut and made by hand with a design specially created by experienced master tailors.     

Common Differences:

  • Fabric Choices – Made to measure offers limited fabric choices, while bespoke provides a wide range of fabrics for you to select from, many sourced from the best mills worldwide.
  • Fitting – Bespoke garments offer a much better fit compared to the made to measure variety.
  • Time required – Made to measure clothing can be ready within a week or two. On the other hand, bespoke clothing might require several weeks, as they are meticulously crafted, taking even the most minute details into consideration.

Why Choose Bespoke Clothing?

While the term can be associated with any custom-made item, it is primarily used in the context of men’s fashion clothing to suit one’s measurements, requirements and tastes.

You can even finalise all the details from the comfort of your home and order bespoke shirts online. Wearing a bespoke shirt is an excellent way of portraying your individual style and personality.   

Here are a few advantages of ordering bespoke menswear:


Bespoke clothing need not be expensive, regardless of the common stereotype. You can easily find tailors who will provide you with their services at reasonable prices. Also, when you order a bespoke suit, you pay for comfort, quality and longevity, thus saving you money in the long run.


If you want to stand out in a crowd, there’s no better way than choosing a custom-stitched, hand-made suit. When it comes to men’s fashion clothing, you can choose a unique and well suited design for the occasion.


Such garments are made with utmost care, premium shirting and suiting fabrics and high-quality craftsmanship. Bespoke clothing can last for decades with proper maintenance.


Bespoke clothing is a form of custom-made tailoring where you can order clothes based on your size, style, and fabric preference. With such uniqueness, you can instantly set yourself apart!

At Maxwell’s Clothiers, you will find the best in men’s classic fashionable shirts and suits. You will find a wide range of fabrics, design samples from our style guide and lots more to create your bespoke wardrobe.

We assure you a perfect fit every time!