Made to measure
We know that it can be daunting to choose a tailor when there are so many options to choose from. Do you go to a Savile Row tailor? Or do you choose a tailor whose style you like? Do you choose someone who’s been around for years or the new kid on the block? So what makes the Alexandra Wood tailoring experience different? We look at the process, what we do and how we do it.
Firstly, the whole business has been created for the customer. Alexandra is all too aware that luxury can sometimes mean stuffy and intimidating. We know you want the experience, not a sales person looking down their nose at you and that’s why we’ve created a tailoring experience that’s fun, informative and painless.
We believe it’s meant to be fun, so we make sure it is!
‘Usually, I’d rather I be under anaesthetic when it comes to being measured, but Alexandra makes it fun!’ Rory Bremner
When it comes to style, we keep our eyes on trends, but most importantly we look at you, the customer, and create something unique to you. After all, why bother with made to measure otherwise?
So, how do we decide what to make you?
We look at your body shape and skin tone as a starting point. We then like to find out about you – what occasion are you wearing the outfit for, what do you usually like?
We do also like to challenge what you’re currently wearing. We want you looking and feeling your best after all, so we advise you on how to make that happen. Simply put; we don’t expect you to have all the answers. You can leave that part to us.
We always say, you can’t simply hand someone a tape measure and hey presto your suit’s perfect. You need to be able to see how the body moves and the fit the suit needs to have on a customer.
Over years of seeing hundreds of body shapes, we understand what’s needed. We also work with you, so that we know how you like to feel in your clothes as this is something we’ve found to be really important. We can advise on fit, but if it’s not comfortable, then it’s never really going to work!
How does it all work and how long does the tailoring experience take?
The initial consultation takes between 45 minutes to an hour. This is where we get to know you and your likes and dislikes and a very important factor is your lifestyle.
All in all you will need to see us three times and that equates to 2 hours in total. Not bad for a killer suit!
Master models to measure
We use a classic suit model devised by us, to help you understand the fit and feel of how your very own suit will turn out.
We have found that we have a 99% success rate by using these models, as we can talk you through how we’re going to create your own suit and find out if you feel comfortable.
This method also saves time, the measurements take 20 minutes this way, your suit goes straight into production and is then ready 6 weeks later, after which your fitting will take place. Usually tweaks are needed and take between 1-2 weeks to complete and then hey, voila it’s all yours!
Our pricing structure
Half canvas suits two piece
We have options starting from £895. This is a choice of 4 cloths (Exclusive to our Bishop’s Stortford store only)
Pure wool fabrics starts at £1,100
Premium fabrics start at £1,400
Super Luxury start at £2,000
If you choose to have a full floating canvas
there is an additional charge of £300. (For extra trousers or waistcoat there is an extra cost of £300+)
We never advise something that we feel you don’t need. We always ask if you have a price range, as naturally there may be a limit for some people and we respect that.
If your order’s not feeling right or not just as you want it – let us know. We want you to be our raving fans, so really don’t want you to sit in a painful silence. Tell us and we’ll always find the best solution for you.
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