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21)   What is cotton? What are its uses?
22)   What about Big and Tall sizes?
23)   What is the difference between a Suit Jacket, a Blazer and a Sports Jacket ?
24)   What is the price of Suits, Shirts, Pants, Coats custom made to measure?
25)   I would like to order a Suit/Shirt in White/Cream/Blue/Yellow/Pink/Orange or in a colour not shown here . How do I do so ? What Fabric is best for such a garment?
26)   Can you make a custom piece of clothing from an image I send to you?
27)   Do you do removable collar stays on shirts?
28)   What are the minimal size requirements for Shirts ? Jackets ? Pants ? Vests ?
29)   What is Dormieul?
30)   Do you ship to / deliver to UK ? USA ? Australia ? What countries do you ship to ? How long does it take to arrive ?


  • What is cotton? What are its uses? COTTON - cool, soft, comfortable is the principal clothing fiber of the world.
    Its production is one of the major factors in world prosperity and economic stability.
    Cotton "breathes". What would we do without cotton? Since cotton wrinkles, polyester was added to give it wash and wear properties for a busy world. In recent times, the consumer determined that polyester, although easier to care for, took away the cool from cotton and also added a "pilling" effect to cotton/polyester blends.
    Consumers now often request "100% Cotton". Permanent finishes also added to the all cotton fabric gave a wash and wear property to cotton. cotton. The cotton fiber is from the cotton plant´s seed pod The fiber is hollow in the center and, under a microscope looks like a twisted ribbon. "Absorbent" cotton will retain 24-27 times its own weight in water and is stronger when wet than dry. This fiber absorbs and releases perspiration quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe".
    Cotton can stand high temperatures and takes dyes easily. Chlorine bleach can be used to restore white garments to a clear white but this bleach may yellow chemically finished cottons or remove color in dyed cottons.
    Boiling and sterilizing temperatures can also be used on cotton without disintegration. Cotton can also be ironed at relatively high temperatures, stands up to abrasion and wears well.
    Mercerized cotton is treated to permanently straighten the cotton fibers which then becomes a smooth, rod-like fiber that is uniform in appearance with a high luster. Cotton is often blended with other fibers such as polyester, linen, wool, to "blend" the best properties of each fiber. [Top]

  • What about Big and Tall sizes? We welcome Big and Tall sizes as well as odd sizes, wheelchair fits and hard to fit physiques. Please use the Big and Tall collections linked from the left menu above to view our Big and Tall collections. If ordering big and tall or wheelchair fits, we would prefer images of the front, back and side silhouettes to correctly proportion the custom piece. To send the images, please send them in JPEG format which ends in the extension .jpg and is of no larger than 50 kb in size.
    For Men - Height 5 ft 11 inch and above or Chest 46 and above is Big and Tall.
    For women – Height 5 ft 10 inch and above of size 12 and above is Large sizes.
    Should an order be placed in regular sizing categories and it is found that the sizing is actually big and tall or large sizes, the price differential will automatically be added to the order totals upon processing of the order. [Top]

  • What is the difference between a Suit Jacket, a Blazer and a Sports Jacket ? Sports jackets, blazers and suit jackets are pretty much the same thing except, suit jackets can have single, side or no vents while sports jackets typically should have a center vent and blazers typically have side vents.
    Another difference is that while suit jackets are matched with exactly the same colour as the pants, sports jackets can be any colour and usually with a pattern such as hounds tooth or herringbone or checks and if solids, they are usually very light or very dark colours..never ´in between´ colours. Sports jackets should never be in stripes or prince of Wales checks as these are suitings.
    Blazers are always solids and only in dark blue, navy, black, burgundy, dark green, red and white or ivory. Blazers must always have gold or silver buttons while sports jackets should have matching buttons as should suit jackets.
    The cut of the three are pretty much similar though sports jackets can never be double breasted.
    Blazers can be single or double breasteds and suits too can be single or double breasteds.
    Vents are the openings on the back of the jackets. Some call it slits. Classic traditional styles usually have one vent..center vent.. at the back of the jacket.
    Very traditional British or 50s and 60s style of jackets have two vents..side vents .. at the back of the jacket and more modern ´Italian cut´ slim styles have no vents at the back of the jacket in which case the hips tend to be a bit on the snug side as well. [Top]

  • What is the price of Suits, Shirts, Pants, Coats custom made to measure? The Price of suits, pants and coats depends on the custom collection, catalogue and the category you intend to order from. Typically our two piece suits start from US$ 150 and shirts from US$ 25 only!
    To obtain a price for any garment, please visit one of our collections or catalogues as displayed in the main menu and select the custom piece of clothing you wish to have made to measure. The prices in accordance are displayed alongside each type of garment. The workmanship or construction of the custom clothing remains the same through out all the collections. You can also visit our Compare Prices page to review a full price list as compared to comparable garments elsewhere in the world and on the internet. You can also find great discounts in our Sales categories and in our Special Offers page. [Top]

  • I would like to order a Suit/Shirt in White/Cream/Blue/Yellow/Pink/Orange or in a colour not shown here . How do I do so ? What Fabric is best for such a garment? We are glad to confirm that it is possible to have a suit/shirt/Tuxedo or even a coat, custom made in white/Cream/Blue/Yellow/Pink/Orange or in any other colour currently not displayed at our website.
    We recommend for example, fabrics such as 119, 128, 120, 116, 1011 and other silks and linens as ideal for a custom garment in unusual colours.
    The fabric search function on the left menu can be used to type in the word " silk " or " linen " without the quote marks to do a quick search for all the materials with unusual colours for your custom garment. If the specific colour you are looking for, is not found at our site, please email us us with the colour requirement so that we can source it for your particular order from our suppliers.
    If a white/offwhite/cream/ivory/other colour suit or shirt is required in any of the fabrics, and this colour/colors is not be displayed in the colour palette when choosing the fabric, rest assured that it can be easily sourced from our suppliers.
    In the case of white/offwhite/cream/ivory colours for example, please proceed to the appropriate category or collection and select the item you would like to have made. Then select the style you like and on the subsequent page, please select the fabric you wish us to use. Then, for the sake of order placement, Select any colour from the palette if you don´t see a white/offwhite/cream/ivory or your prefered colour available and click on the ´order´ button to add to your shopping cart. The next page will bring up the special request sections where in the appropriate field, the colour you would prefer, such as a white/offwhite/cream/ivory can be indicated.
    All the styles displayed in each of the collections can be made in white/offwhite/cream/ivory per your choice provided the selected fabric has it in stock in our inventory or with our suppliers. Should we find your preferred colour not available, Rest assured, we will be emailing you for advice or instructions.
    We will then use your instructions to ignore the selected colour and use the required colour for your custom made garment. [Top]

  • Can you make a custom piece of clothing from an image I send to you? We are glad to inform you that we can custom make to measure a piece of clothing as per the specific style you would like to email us an image of. Please email the image in JPEG format that ends with the extension .jpg and please ensure that the size of the image is not more than 50 kilobytes. Alternatively, you might like to email us a link to an online image as well. This can be sent to mysuitmaker@mysuitshop.com along with your customer ID and/or order ID. [Top]

  • Do you do removable collar stays on shirts? Per our standard production specs, all our shirts have permanent collar stays in them unless they are mandarin, Chinese, wingtip, hidden button down or button down collars. This is because in the former three styles, collar stays are not required due to there being no collars but just neck bands and in the latter two cases, the hidden buttons and the button down collars make collar stays redundant. We can also include removable collar stays in the shirts if so desired and preference of removable or permanent stays can be indicated in the special request section of the order placement process. This section comes up after the fabric and the style and colour of the shirts have been selected. [Top]

  • What are the minimal size requirements for Shirts ? Jackets ? Pants ? Vests ? At a bare minimum, we suggest your submitting the following minimal size requirements via our measurements forms..
    For Shirts, they are..
    1) your height
    2) chest circumference off the body
    3) stomach circumference off the body
    4) hips circumference off the body
    5) shoulder width off the body
    6) sleeve length that you would like( as opposed to the ´ready made sleeve lengths" and
    7) neck circumference off the body

    For Pants and trousers, they are..
    1) waist circumference for the pants taken off the body at exactly the position on the waist that the pants are to be worn
    2) hips circumference at the widest part of the buttocks taken off the body and with one finger between the body and the tape.
    3) Outseam length taken from the top of the waist band to the lowest edge of the pants cuffs down the side of the pants taken vertically. Remember to check the position that the pants are to be worn at before taking this size as overall length will be affected if inaccurate.
    4) U crutch taken from the top of the waist band in front, down between the legs and up to the top of the waist band at the back.
    Remember to spread the legs sufficiently to prevent the tape from snagging between the thighs and remember to take it as comfortably as you desire the pants to be in this area.
    5) Thighs - finished size to be taken off another pair of pants that fit well and is to be taken around 2 inches below the U crutch joint. This is the circumference of the legs at the widest part.
    6) Bottoms- is the circumference of the pants at the cuffs and can be taken off another well fitting pair of pants.

    For Jackets, they are ...
    1) your height
    2) chest circumference off the body
    3) stomach circumference off the body
    4) hips circumference off the body
    5) shoulder width off the body
    6) sleeve length that you would like( as opposed to the ´ready made sleeve lengths" and
    7) neck circumference off the body
    8) back width taken from where the arm joins the back on one side to where the back and arm joins on the other side.

    For Vests, they are...
    1) front lenth from top of shoulder where it meets the neck to the tip of the V at the bottom
    2) back length from the nape of the neck at the back to the edge of the vest/waistcoat..typically 2 to 3 inches below waistline
    3) chest for men and upper bosom for women + bosom for women at the level of the nipples
    4) stomach for men / narrowest part of the torso for women
    5) hips for men/ stomach for women at the navel level + hips for women at the widest part
    6) shoulders from one end to the other
    7) neck circumference
    8) armhole for women off the body and circumference of the armhole desired on the vest.
    These measurements are quite basic and can be taken by your self in a few minutes using a measurements tape and would ensure perfect fit in your shirts since we would be customizing all the aspects to correspond with your physique. [Top]

  • What is Dormieul? Dormieul is a manufacturer of very high end pure wool cloth for mens suits and slacks. They are located in England and have trading offices in most European countries as well as centers of tailoring in Asia. Cloth from Dormieul is reknowned worldwide for its unique hand and luxurious feel. Dormieul suit fabrics are typically made in the tradition of British tastes with most fabrics being in traditional business colours and patterns such as Chalk Stripes, Bankers Stripes, Pin Stripes, Prince of Wales check etc.
    Dormieul is famous for its ´smooth as silk´ finish of wool suitings and have a lustre to it that exudes High Class Taste and Refinement. A person who wears Dormieul stands out as someone who knows what to wear and how to wear it. You can learn more about fabrics by visiting our Glossary pages or you can do quick Cloth searches using one or more criteria to help pick specific cloth you might be interested in, based on the weight, patterns, content and other requirements. [Top]

  • Do you ship to / deliver to UK ? USA ? Australia ? What countries do you ship to ? How long does it take to arrive ? We Ship and Deliver to any part of the world, including UK, USA, Australia and any other country on the Globe. All our shipments are via international couriers for safe and fast door to door delivery. It takes ten to twelve working days to complete an order and four to five days for delivery by courier. Priority processing can reduce the delivery time by another day or two if the order is required faster than the standard time period taken. Orders, once shipped, can be tracked via our online tracker within the MyAccounts section of our Website. [Top]

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