For many, the world of made-to-measure suiting is clouded with so-called exclusivity and elitism. There's that perceived sartorial divide – a Great Wall Of Style.
Really, the rise-and-rise of customised tailoring should come as no surprise.
With fashion getting faster, cooler and more affordable, more and more men are opting to put down the cash for more substantial, investment pieces. Why? It's the surest way to breeze stylishly ahead of the high street crowd.
But unlike bespoke tailoring – which still commands a mighty price point – made-to-measure suiting is a luxury that's decidedly practical.
Think of MTM as the bridge between ready-to-wear and bespoke – pick it, customize it, make it your own, and have it fit like a glove.
This weekend at Harrods, discerning men have the opportunity to come face-to-face and commission master tailors from esteemed brands: a dizzying array from Armani to Zegna.
And, with prices starting at £995, have no doubt: the sartorial wall has come down.
Click through the gallery to read wisdom from 5 master tailors – and learn why MTM should be your next sartorial investment.
Harrods made-to-measure event runs from Friday 4 October to Sunday 6 October. Brands participating include Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Canali, Corneliani, Eton, Isaia, Richard James, Kiton, Prada, Stefano Ricci, Mr Start and Ermenegildo Zegna.
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