bespoke suits questions and answers

Welcome to Gresham Blake, the bespoke tailoring experience for everyone! Are you unsure of what to expect when ordering a bespoke suit for the first time? Well, don’t worry – Gresham Blake is here to make sure you look and feel amazing. We believe that tailor-made suits should be available to everyone and that the whole process should be stress-free and enjoyable. We understand that you may be feeling a little apprehensive, but we can guarantee that you’ll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Gresham Blake. Our team of experienced tailors will take the time to understand your needs and create a bespoke suit that reflects your individual style. 

Below are a list of commonly asked questions:

Do I have to have an appointment?

At Gresham Blake, we understand the importance of a bespoke tailoring consultation and always recommend booking an appointment in advance. We can accommodate walk-in customers in our Brighton Store but for our London store, we do require that you book an appointment in advance. You can easily BOOK ONLINE or call us on 01273 609587 to make a booking. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

How long will my consultation appointment be?

At Gresham Blake Bespoke Tailoring, we provide a unique, bespoke experience. We offer a two-hour consultation appointment in a private consulting room with a dedicated bespoke consultant. This allows you the time to discuss your ideas and consider all the options available to you. The two-hour consultation appointment is ample time to leave with a clear vision of what you want from your bespoke experience. However, if you need more time then that's OK too and our experienced consultants are more than happy to accommodate this.

How long does it take to make a Bespoke Suit?

The process of making a bespoke suit usually takes 6-8 weeks from the moment we receive the cloth. Ths may change depending on our workload at difeerent times of the year.  We get exceptionally busy during Spring and Summer, so please do factor this in when you come and see us.  During your initial consultation, we will discuss the process and give you a target date for completion. We understand that sometimes time is of the essence, so if you need an express service, just let us know and we will provide further details. When the suit is finished, it may be necessary to have several fittings to ensure it fits perfectly. This will depend on the type of bespoke process discussed at your initial consultation.

I need a suit urgently, can you help?

At Gresham Blake, we understand that there are times when you may require an urgent suit order. We offer an 'express suit order service' and can, upon request, make a Bespoke Suit within a short time. We have a UK workshop with a team of expert tailors and craftsmen, providing a seamless experience for you. We make sure that your suit is of the highest quality, and it is made to your exact specifications. We understand that the quality of a suit is important to you, and so we strive to ensure that you have a suit that looks and feels excellent. Our express charges are available upon request. We understand that an express suit order may cost more than a regular suit order, but we guarantee that the quality of the suit will be of the same high standards. We strive to make sure that you get the best value for your money, and that you have a suit that looks and fits perfectly.

I have a specific design in mind. Can you make it for me?

At Gresham Blake, our Bespoke tailoring consultants are experts in the craft of personalized tailoring, and they will work with you to guarantee that your suit is precisely as you desired it. After the design process is finished, the suit will be cut and tailored to your precise measurements. If you want to. you can bring in garments, pictures, screenshots, and magazine cutouts to inform us of what you like and don't like.  We will team up to create something special. At Gresham Blake, they feel that each suit should be one-of-a-kind and show the individual style of the wearer.

The Gresham Blake bespoke service is designed to ensure that customers are able to create a truly personalised suit that reflects their individual style and personality. Whether customers are looking for a classic suit or a more contemporary design, Gresham Blake provides the perfect solution. With a range of fabric and style options, customers can create a bespoke design led tailoring experience that is truly unique and personalised. 

What fabrics do you have?

Gresham Blake stocks all major UK mills, including Holland and Sherry, Scabal, and Dormeuil; offering the finest luxury British cloth. Gresham Blake provides an exclusive selection of cloths that are carefully sourced from the most prestigious mills throughout the UK and Europe. Whether you are looking for classic worsteds, mohairs, or cashmeres, Gresham Blake has the perfect fabric for you. 

For those looking for something truly unique, Gresham Blake offers a bespoke cloth design service. Our experienced designers will work closely with you to create a cloth that meets your exact specifications. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more formal, our designers will ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Our experienced team will help you select the perfect colour, weave and weight to create a fabric that is both individual and luxurious.

Can I bring my own cloth?

It is important to make sure that your chosen cloth is suitable for your individual requirements before commencing any garment project. The material should not only be suitable in terms of its thickness, colour and pattern, but also its ability to hold its shape without stretching or shrinking. If you are able to provide your own cloth, you can ensure it meets all these criteria. However, if you are unable to source a suitable cloth yourself, then our team is on hand to help you find the right one for your project. In any case, the final decision should be based on your own personal requirements to guarantee a successful outcome..

How much does a Bespoke Suit Cost?

At Gresham Blake, we understand that a bespoke suit should not be an extravagance but an investment. We offer our customers high-quality tailoring at competively priced rates. Our prices start from £700 for a two-piece suit and most people spend between £800 to £1200 on a two piece suit, depending upon the fabric and the time taken to make the suit. We offer a range of premium British cloths to choose from, providing our customers with luxury quality tailoring. Our members club offers special deals and discounts to those looking for a wardrobe refresh or for wedding parties and corporate events. With Gresham Blake, you can expect high quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. 

Do you make suits for Women?

Of course! We have been making bespoke suits for women for the last 20 years. We consider ourselves as Bespoke Women’s Wear experts.

At Gresham Blake, we specialise in women’s bespoke tailoring and have developed attractive patterns and designs that empower women. Our womens bespoke suits provide an experience that is gender-neutral and allows you to express yourself through creative, stylish garments. We have designed our suits to be competively priced, meaning that everyone can enjoy the luxury of a tailored garment. Our team of experienced tailors use only the finest materials for each piece, ensuring that all of our customers are left with an exquisite item of clothing. We take pride in providing quality, tailored garments that allow our customers to feel confident and comfortable, no matter the occasion. So, if you’re looking for a womens bespoke suit, look no further than Gresham Blake – where you can enjoy the ultimate gender-neutral experience at an affordable price.

Do we make suits for Children?

Yes. As there is no VAT on children’s clothing a 20% discount will be given. In addition, if your child is less then 1m tall we will also be able to offer special prices (as we will be using less cloth).

Do you offer Group Discounts?

We offer great discounts on group orders for those looking to buy multiple garments for their wedding party, Corporate event, or a simple wardrobe refresh.  Our group discount is a great way to save money when you’re planning a special event and need to buy multiple garments for your entire wedding party. We understand that weddings can be expensive and our group discount is here to help you save money without compromising on the quality of the garments you’ll be wearing. 

Our group discounts are available to anyone looking to purchase multiple garments. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a big birthday celebration or a special occasion, our group discount is here to help make sure you get the best possible deal. We are proud to offer great discounts on group orders, and our team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding our discount.

What are your payment terms?

To ensure we can provide the best service possible to our clients, we require a 50% deposit. This will be applied towards your final balance. We do offer the option to pay in full upfront, at which point they will receive a 5% discount. We understand that payment terms are important to our customers and are happy to tailor them to meet individual needs.

Can I pay in instalments?

If you want to spread the cost of tailored garment over time it takes to make, we can help with a payment plan.  You can agree this with your Bespoke Tailoring Consultant, who will be happy to assist you.

Can I get some more information?

We would LOVE to hear from you. You can contact us by phone (01273 609587), email [email protected], or using our web contact card


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