The Kingsman PROCESS
The Kingsman Experience
The tailoring process at Kingsman Studio combines traditional British practices with a contemporary approach. A beautifully tailored garment takes time. We work from scratch with each individual client,
and numerous hours of effort go into crafting each suit that is original and unique to each client. Our team of expert cutters, tailors, finishers and hand pressers, hand-cut and tailor every piece of clothing to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at every stage. Firstly you will speak to one of our client managers who will introduce you to the different styles and fabrics you can choose, by taking you through a design consultation.
Fabric & Style Selection
The client is then taken through an extensive range of cloth swatches. He/she selects one with help of the stylist based on the envisioned style and characteristics such as a one or two-button single breasted suit or a four or six-button double breasted suit. Conversation about fabrics, linings and other details can be as wide ranging or as simple as you like. Many clients enjoy making their garments uniquely suited to their lifestyle and we absolutely love unique requirements. Then you will be matched with one of our master cutters.
Measurements & Cutting
Each client has his measurements taken to create a unique pattern that serves as a blueprint throughout the tailoring process. The cutter carefully takes measurements and also takes into account all the characteristics of the client’s physique such as posture, shoulder width and variations in the lengths of the arms to accentuate your best features and facilitate your natural flow of movements. These measurements are used to create a paper pattern that will serve as the unique template for the final piece. The paper pattern is then drafted and chalked out on the cloth to be cut by hand to create all the individual panels for the garment.
From Fitting to Finish
The fabric panels are then handed over to the tailor specialising in your garment, be it trousers, waistcoat, skirt or jacket. They will roughly and temporarily stitch the pieces together so that at your first/baste fitting the cutter can see how well the garment is working on you: how it fits, how it hangs, how it moves.
Adjustments are made and a second/final fitting is planned, where the garment will be closer to what you might expect to see. We will carefully examine the suit to check whether the previous alterations and amendments have been carried out to the dot, and take note of any additional adjustments that may be required. There may be the need for more fittings, but generally we’re then able to take your outfit to the finishing stage. Thereafter the suit undergoes final pressing and final touches are added. The client then tries the finished suit on and it is carefully inspected and approved by us before handover.
There is nothing that makes us happier and prouder than watching a client who is completely satisfied and excited about his new garment. It is this final moment that drives us on through the numerous hours of craftsmanship required to meticulously execute the Kingsman process.
As many as 50 hours are dedicated to each garment over a period of minimum 4 weeks, after which you’ll receive your custom-made Kingsman commission.