Ian Chang, owner of Bespoked, breaks down the six things every man should know
before embarking on the satisfying journey of made-to-order tailoring. Know exactly why you Make sure the tailor Get the basics. need the suit. knows his fabrics. The two-button, singleThe first thing your tailor Australian and Mongolian breasted suit is the easiest needs to know is its wool make better suits; to wear and the most purpose. Each occasion English wool is more suited flattering. It’s a great starter calls for a different fabric for tweed. Wools and silks suit because it’s so versatile. and style and you need to are for evening wear, and Wear it day or night, and communicate this. mohair is good for both the blazer alone makes a It’s a constant dialogue. warm and cool weather. great sports jacket. You You shouldn’t leave Don’t let tropical climes want a formal black suit for everything up to the deter you from suits. dinners and events, and a tailor nor should he Natural fabrics like linen, sports jacket or blue blazer let you decide without cotton, and seersucker to polish up casual outfits. giving his opinions and are good for hot weather. A grey suit is also flexible. suggestions. As a tailor, Mohair breathes and keeps The devil really is in he needs to know your you cool. There is even the details. lifestyle and your aesthetic. tropical or cool-effect Invest in custom-made Getting a bespoke suit is a wool. Avoid synthetics like accessories as well. The collaboration from scratch. polyester; these trap heat. quality is similar if not better than big-name labels but it costs less and you get something far more personal and meaningful. You’ll have your initials embroidered and you can choose every little thing from inner lining to buckles. Bespoked will be expanding into this soon, bringing in custom-made accessories. First will be shoes, made in Spain. You can choose everything using an app so it’s all at your fingertips. Bespoked, G219 & G219A, Ground Floor Promenade, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7724 2499.
Ian Chang at Bespoked