The process starts with you
At Whitfield & Ward we’ve helped hundreds of grooms create their bespoke and made-to-measure suits. One of the most important things I've learnt, is to listen to your ideas and offer gentle guidance on the fabric types and suit styles that will complement and flatter your shape. My aim is to create a wedding suit to enhance your best features and make you feel confident on the most important day of your life.
It's all about the finer details
Creating a beautiful, bespoke or made-to-measure suit takes much more than choosing a cloth and having your measurements taken. In my experience, it's the finer details that can make the biggest impact, so I'll work with you to create a bespoke suit that will stand out from the crowd. My goal is to help you find those important points of difference, that will express both your personality and what your wedding means to you.
Bespoke or Made-to-Measure
A made-to-measure suit is taken from a standard design and gives you a pre-set starting point with the benefit of a tailored fit. A bespoke suit is designed from scratch using full body measurements and your exact design specification. Your choice will depend on the level of customisation you require.
Tailored lounge, dinner or traditional morning suits tend to be the most popular choices for weddings. Whatever you decide, we’ll look at your venue and the season to help you create a suit that reflects your vision and the overall theme of your special day.
Fabric & Lining
Our sample range of bespoke suits and waistcoats will help with inspiration and give you a feel for the colours and fabric types that suit you. We’ll guide you to find the perfect choice of fabric for the time of year, climate and wedding venue.
Our experienced personal tailors will take you through all the bespoke detailing options; the style and width of the lapel, the slant of the pocket, the depth of the opening and cutaway of the jacket to create a garment that will complement and flatter your body shape.
Our tailors will design your trousers to create the perfect silhouette using your waist, bottom, thigh, calf and ankle measurements. We’ll help you choose the bespoke design details, such as the style and position of your pockets, the fastening and whether you’d like belt loops or side adjusters.
Waistcoats are a stylish addition to a bespoke or made-to-measure suit and will ensure you look the sharpest dressed man in the room at your wedding. Our personal tailors will advise you on the waistcoat style to enhance your body shape.
Customisation options include the colour of the lining and piping, the position and colour of buttons and button holes and the colour of your under collar melton. You can personalise the jacket lining and under the collar melton on a bespoke jacket with your initials and wedding date.
Once you’ve decided on the style, design and fabric our experienced tailors will take your full body measurements to ensure a perfect fit. When the suit arrives we will arrange your final fitting appointments and then you suit is yours to wear and enjoy.
We are approved stockists of the leading Italian and English fabric mills.