Mas­ter tai­lor Thomas Wong schools us on the true mean­ing of bespoke.

Robb Report Singapore - - Style - By BEN CHIN

The word bespoke has been bandied about so of­ten th­ese days that it has lost its sig­nif­i­cance. In fact, most of the so-called bespoke suits tai­lored in Sin­ga­pore would more ac­cu­rately be termed madeto-mea­sure. The Pres­ti­gious, Thomas Wong’s newly re­vived ate­lier, how­ever, ad­heres to the strict guide­lines prac­tised on Sav­ile Row—each pa­tron re­ceives an in­di­vid­u­ally hand-drawn pat­tern. Wong’s tai­lors take each cus­tomer’s mea­sure­ments at the 91sqm show­room on Boat Quay, giv­ing them the flex­i­bil­ity to take into con­sid­er­a­tion in­di­vid­ual fea­tures such as pos­ture and body shape.

What sets the stu­dio even fur­ther apart from most is its one-of-a-kind tai­lor­ing model—it is the

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