Bespoke news and archive
Ostwald on the craftsmanship of couture bags
When you think of couture, most people think of clothing from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton, however, there is a growing appetite for one-off pieces in accessories and leading the way is German independent Ostwald merging subtle luxury and traditional craftsmanship to produce unique handbags from high quality tanned and refined...
Jul 2, 2021
Ralph Lauren launches bespoke polo with new personalisation service
Ralph Lauren, in a bid to accelerate its personalisation service, is launching a made-to-order version of its iconic polo shirts. This is the first time the American luxury brand has introduced a full made to order service of its polo’s, available both online and in stores. Prices start at 100 pounds and allow for personalisation and placement...
May 18, 2021
Is Amazon about to disrupt the customised clothing market?
As far as global disruptors go, Amazon is at the top of the list. It has shaken up entire industries with its functional yet aesthetically bland e-commerce platform, disrupting – if not bulldozing - brick-and-mortar retail, groceries, even insurance and fashion. While the online behemoth firmly has its eyes on fashion’s luxury sector, it also...
Dec 22, 2020
Video: Meet the Japanese shoemaker who doesn't want his shoes to stand out
Tokyo bespoke shoemaker Shoji Kawaguchi believes that the focus of a man's attire should be on his clothing, not his shoes. However, his shoes must be of a certain quality in order to pass muster. Source: Youtube, CNA
May 8, 2019
Bespoke menswear brand JAKE to close
San Francisco-based brand JAKE just announced that it will be closing. The bespoke luxury menswear label just confirmed that its clothing line will come to an end. This past year, the brand had revealed plans to grow as a bespoke line for men and women. Based in the Bay Area, the clothing line focused on exclusively made tailored suiting as well...
Sep 28, 2017
Stuart Weitzman launches bespoke footwear
New York footwear designer Stuart Weitzman has launched a bespoke customisation service for his iconicpump shoe. Called SWxYOU: Perfect Pumps, consumers can create their ideal pointy-toe pump ranging in height from kitten heel to high heel to towering stiletto for a limited two-week period. Weitzman currently operates 45 retail stores across the...
Aug 15, 2014
Stuart Weitzman goes semi bespoke
US-based shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is offering customers a personalisation service called SW x YOU.The service, which quotes up to 8 weeks delivery time, allows customers to 're-design' a shoe, choosing heel height, fabric and colour, as well as width. The first option is to choose between either a 4.5 or 3 inch heel of a sandal before...
Feb 13, 2014