Video: How a bespoke suit can be repaired

Friday, August 9th 2019
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How a suit lasts - and can be repaired over time - doesn't get much focus in bespoke.

The craft, the history, the style: they're all talked about more, and understandably so. They're a good deal sexier.

But it's a shame, because a benefit of the way a bespoke suit is made is that it can be repaired easily. And because the tailor has been around for a long time, chances are you'll be able to have it repaired at the same place that made it - rather than some corner alterations shop.

Repairs also deserve focus in this age of sustainability. A suit looked after and repaired does not have to be replaced, meaning fewer resources used.

 

 

In this film, I talked to Richard Anderson about the alterations he gets into his shop, from simple buttonhole repairs to a customer that needs new elbows on his jackets every year.

You can see more videos in this practical series here: