Be­spoke Glos­sary

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Baste

A tem­po­rar­ily stitched-to­gether gar­ment, read­ied for an earlystage fit­ting. (Not what Meghan Trainor is “all about”.)

Up­per

Scye

A con­trac­tion of “arm’s eye”, the coat’s shoul­der hole into which a sleeve­head is sewn. Pro­nounced like ‘sigh’: the re­signed ex­ha­la­tion of breath a cus­tomer might make when pre­sented with his tai­lor­ing bill.

Skirt

Gorge

The spot where a coat’s col­lar meets the lapel. (Also, a col­lo­quial de­scrip­tion of how your be­spoke gar­ment will look, if all goes well.)

Press

shouts in frus­tra­tion when his car runs out of fuel.

Skiv­ing

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