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The Pursuit of Personalised Patterns

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” We completely agree – there is certainly a correlation between looking good and feeling good. This is why, sometimes, your entire day is made when you look in the mirror in the morning and you’re just so pleased with how you look.

But sometimes you want to go beyond looking good – sometimes you want to project an image of yourself being the kind of person who has everything together. The right clothes, footwear and accessories go a long in achieving this goal. There is just something exquisiteabout a man in a well-tailored suit and perfectly polished shoes. When everything fits just right, you’ll be able to pique the attention of others. An extra inch – or even half inch – can cause a world of difference to your image. This is where bespoke fashion comes in.

Having something measured, cut and fitted to your exact measurements will, without a doubt, fit better and look better than anything off a rack. Bespoke tailoring does not end there, fabrics play an important role to every impeccable suit. From silky smooth cotton, to lightweight linen and breathable lightweight wool, the choices in clothing are endless to match the perfect pair of leather brogue.

Men’s fashion is every bit as dynamic as women’s and the possibilities now are truly endless. Don’t be afraid to express your desired fit and personalise your clothing. After all, when you truly love what you have on, you’ll project a lot more confidence.

Where in Singapore can you find bespoke stores to suit your tastes? We’ve got a few ideas in mind.

 

Kevin Seah

Photo by Kevin Seah.
Photo by Kevin Seah.

Offering a wide selection of accessories, shoes, shirts, and even jeans, Kevin Seah’s riverside bespoke atelier is a haven for the modern man who knows what he wants and goes out and gets it. Take your pick from their finely sourced and curated fabrics, featuring premier English and Italian mills such as Loro Piana, Fox Brothers, Drapers, Harrisons of Edinburgh, J&J Minnis, W Bill amongst others. Their hand-finished suits are a symbol of their attention to details and dedication to the craft of finery, as they not only hand-stitch buttonholes, but also fully pick-stitch seams alongside the finest buttons, linings. and materials. If you aren’t ready to take the plunge into the bespoke world just yet, you can start with his offerings of made-to-measure or ready-to-wear pieces instead.

Visit Kevin Seah at 55B/C Boat Quay.

 

Mr. Gentleman

Photo by Mr. Gentleman.
Photo by Mr. Gentleman.

Merging quality custom-made clothing with convenience and accessibility is something that Mr. Gentleman prides themselves in. They place great importance in understanding the needs of each client and establishing strong relationships with them, thus adopting the travelling suit-maker concept. This essentially means that you will be able to enjoy the luxury of being fitted at your convenience, whether in the comfort of your home, your workplace or wherever you are. Boasting a range of quality fabrics from Italy, Australia, and Hong Kong, Mr. Gentleman seeks to balance quality and affordability for its customers. The best part is that they also cater to ladies! In their words, “We love dapper ladies decked out in well-cut soft-structured blazer with fitted woollen pants.”

Get in touch with them at ask@mrgentleman.sg and make an appointment for your next trip over!

 

Ed Et Al

Photo by Ed Et Al.
Photo by Ed Et Al.

Got shoes on your mind? Edwin Neo’s Ed Et Al is the place to be! Combining quality materials with excellent construction and workmanship, this label provides an amazing array of dress shoes for men. Conjuring up-market bespoke creations featuring classic designs that can stand the test of time; you’re sure to find your solemate here. Similar to Kevin Seah, if you’re still hesitant about expressing your flair for fashion, you can make baby steps with the ready-to-wear collection instead.

Make your way over to Ed Et Al at 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #01-67.

 

Diamond Walker

Photo by Diamond Walker.
Photo by Diamond Walker.

There’s no such thing as too many shoes, which is why there’s another bespoke shoe brand on this list! This South Korean label offers impeccable craftsmanship and styles to fit every occasion, with designs that range from classic styles to bold and experimental fashion forward. Make your feet (and yourself) happy by indulging in their fully customisable footwear made of the highest quality Italian leather that allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Step on over to Diamond Walker at 277 Orchard Road #04-03, orchardgateway.

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