The bespoke process has been honed over hundreds of years and King & Allen are proud to continue this tradition, while also innovating new techniques and making it accessible to all.
After your initial consultation, when your measurements have been taken and your body figurations have been noted, an individual pattern is cut.
The cloth and trimmings that go into the suit are then set aside ( said to be ‘bespoken for’), and the team of craftsmen and women begin the 50+ hours of work that go into the creation of your suit.
The next stage of the process is the first fitting – either a basted suit or a finished garment – depending on your choice of construction method. Fittings are very much a collaboration between tailor and client. Your feedback about the look and feel of the suit is taken on board and your tailoring consultant will make their own suggestions as to how the suit can be improved.
Our tailors will then take the suit away and continue working on it, in time for your next fitting.
In accordance with King & Allen’s fit guarantee, the suit is only considered complete when both tailor and client are entirely satisfied.
This table offers a guideline to our lead times. These may vary, according to your particular needs. If you’re in any doubt, please contact us for a more definitive idea of how long your particular suit would take to make.
Please note – we strongly advise our wedding clients to come and see us as soon as possible – even if there are many months until the wedding. With so many other aspects of the day to organise, it is recommended that you get the suit underway to leave time for other tasks closer to the day.
Guide Total: 6-9 weeks
From initial consultation to first fitting: 6 weeks
Additional fittings: 2-3 weeks
In a Rush?
We can complete a suit in our made-to-measure range, including all fittings, in 6-7 weeks for the express service and 5 weeks for our priority express service. There is an additional charge for these services.
Guide Total: 9-12 weeks
From initial consultation to baste fitting: 4 weeks
From baste fitting to first fitting: 5 weeks
Additional Fittings: 2-4 weeks
In a Rush?
We can complete a suit in our fully-bespoke range, including all fittings, in 6-7 weeks for the express service and 5 weeks for our priority express service. There is an additional charge for these services.