Because of our close relationships with artisans across the world, we’re able to provide custom options for the majority of the brands we carry. Our mission is to provide an exceptionally personal experience.
Custom comes in three flavors at The Armoury: Made-to-Order (MTO), Made-to-Measure (MTM), and Bespoke. We're serious about custom and we are particular about the language we use. Not every custom piece is (or necessarily should be) bespoke, so we want to be transparent about the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Garments are made according to preset sizes and models, often with limited additional options such as linings and buttons. Benefits: Economical option for customers who fit our ready-to-wear well and want more cloth options.
Fit adjustments are made to the pre-existing patterns of fitting garments, usually with more extensive additional options available. Benefits: Large selection of options in fit and detail, Improved fit over MTO, Shorter delivery time frame and less fittings required than bespoke.
Designed from scratch for a specific customer and not based on any pre-existing garment. Bespoke can provide a fit and style that is completely unlike the other custom options. It is a much more involved process between the tailor and the customer, so it can only be performed with a bespoke artisan during a trunk show. Benefits: Truly unique garments, made singly for an individual customer, Building a good relationship with a trusted tailor is a pleasure.
Learn more by comparing our Artisans, their heritage and offerings.
While the artisans are essential for the bespoke process, most MTO and MTM offerings are available throughout the year with a qualified member of The Armoury team. We highly suggest reaching out for an appointment to start the process.
Making an inspired suit by Yamamoto-san.
Fitting and cutting classic tailored trousers with the Neapolitan two man team.
The unique crafting of glasses and accessories by the Kobe based husband and wife team .
The detailed approach of the master shoemaker and his workshop based out of his Kobe.
It’s all in the details
Bespoke tailoring really starts at a trunk show. Attending is a great oppertunity to meet an artisan, discuss fabrics and talk about what you're looking for.