MEA­SUR­ING UP

Founded by one of Sin­ga­pore’s most re­spected mas­ter tai­lors, The Pres­ti­gious cre­ates be­spoke ap­parel with au­then­tic crafts­man­ship and metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to de­tail

Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore - - Contents -

What makes a truly be­spoke suit? At The Pres­ti­gious, it boils down to a 240step process and ev­ery stitch is hand-sewn, tak­ing the en­tire piece over 80 hours to craft after perfecting for fit. This au­then­tic crafts­man­ship and pre­ci­sion has been as­so­ci­ated with the com­pany since its found­ing in the 1990s by Thomas Wong, head of the menswear pro­gramme at Lasalle Col­lege of the Arts and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Sin­ga­pore Mas­ter Tai­lor As­so­ci­a­tion.

Char­ac­terised by their im­pec­ca­ble cut, fit­ting and style, its works have found a place in the wardrobes of Sin­ga­pore’s who’s who. They are the hand­i­work of a team of high-cal­i­bre tai­lors com­pris­ing fash­ion col­lege lec­tur­ers and top grad­u­ates of Bri­tish in­sti­tutes who do ev­ery­thing from scratch and by hand, from cut­ting and stitch­ing to putting the fin­ish­ing touches. Among them is award-win­ning Bri­tish mas­ter tai­lor Rory Duffy who has part­nered The Pres­ti­gious as its co-tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor and men­tor.

He is known for be­com­ing the youngest mas­ter at Sav­ile Row tai­lor Henry Poole in 2009.

A rar­ity in the in­dus­try, when a pa­tron com­mis­sions The Pres­ti­gious to cre­ate a be­spoke suit, they have the as­sur­ance that they will re­ceive ap­parel that is drafted ac­cord­ing to their body struc­ture and pos­ture, rather than adapted from pre­made blocks. Full can­vased con­struc­tion us­ing horse-tail fi­bres en­sures a nat­u­ral drape around the body.

Giv­ing clients the finest ex­pe­ri­ence, The Pres­ti­gious has a wide col­lec­tion of pre­mium Sca­bal and Hol­land & Sherry fab­rics, and of­fers life­time suit main­te­nance and press­ing. All com­mis­sions un­dergo two fit­ting ses­sions where a per­sonal pat­tern is cre­ated and re­vised along the way to al­low for a beau­ti­ful fit and drape, and en­sure that the draft con­forms to the client’s body al­most like a sec­ond skin. This is stored on file for fu­ture com­mis­sions. Such at­ten­tion to de­tail and con­stantly mov­ing with the times has gar­nered the brand a loyal fol­low­ing among cap­tains of in­dus­try and ti­tled dig­ni­taries, along with awards.

Com­mit­ted to keep­ing the art of fine tai­lor­ing alive, The Pres­ti­gious is an ar­dent pro­po­nent of groom­ing mas­ter tai­lors, with Wong men­tor­ing ju­niors at his ate­lier. All this, to­gether with warm ser­vice, makes ev­ery ex­pe­ri­ence with The Pres­ti­gious be­yond com­pare.

“Our em­pha­sis on gen­uine be­spoke craft and nur­tur­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of mas­ter tai­lors shows pa­trons that we prize au­then­tic tech­niques and do not take short­cuts in craft­ing their valu­able com­mis­sions.” — Thomas Wong, co-tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor and men­tor, The Pres­ti­gious

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.