Video: How a bespoke suit can be repaired
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:
- How to wash and look after knitwear
- How to look after tailoring
- How polish shoes part 1 and part 2
- How to look after suede jackets
- How to look after good shoes