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Suits

The hallmark of any bespoke establishment is always in the suits it makes. Every house has their own signature cut, technical expertise or style which sets it apart from other houses or menswear brand. At Q MENSWEAR, we also have our own set of standards when it comes to our suiting jackets and read more in this page about Q MENSWEAR suit.

The Cut

It is well known that tailoring cut are generally categorised into 3 main types: English, Italian or American. If you delve further, you can find differentiation even in Italian cut such as Roman, Neapolitan and Milanese. In Asia itself, we can also find certain distinctive cuts from the Japanese, Korean and Shanghainese. In Q MENSWEAR, we tend to veer towards the Italian cut; softer slim cut, natural shoulders, smaller armholes and use of lighter fabrics which makes a jacket more natural.

The Fabrics

We stock mainly Italian fabrics as we prefer the lighter weight and airiness of Italian made fabrics. Majority of the fabrics that we stocked are tropical worsted wool which are suitable for both warm and cool climate. We also stock some collections of heavier fabric such as flannels and tweeds. You can view some of our fabric brand collections here.

The Process of Making a Bespoke Suit

Upon selection of a fabric and designs, our jacket will be drafted from scratch directly on the fabric based on your own unique measurements and body posture. A fitting toile using the actual fabric will be loosely hand stitched together for your first fitting. During the first fitting, we will seek to address any fitting errors such as unsightly creases, inaccurate fit and most importantly, your opinions and input on how you like the feel and appearance of the first fit. After the first fitting with all necessary changes marked, the fitting toile will be adjusted by our tailors for a second fit. The second fit will usually feel like how the finished jacket will be. Any adjustments will be minor during the second fitting. We usually do not fit more than twice unless the client has a very unusual body posture which can be very difficult to achieve a perfect fit, thus the need for more fittings. A jacket will take 3-4 weeks from order to completion. 

Our Jacket Make

Often we have been asked if our suiting jackets are fused or hand canvassed. We do both. We can make fully hand canvassed suits which makes a suit softer, lighter and most importantly for the suit ‘float’ naturally. We only make a fully hand canvassed suit for selected range of premium wool fabrics which will further enhance the beauty of the material. There is a shortage of skilled craftsmen in Singapore who can make a high quality fully hand canvassed suit, thus our reservations for only premium wool selections. For basic wool or wool-blend suits, we uses ‘half-canvassed and half fused’ technique as it is requires less manpower hours on each suit and it suits wool blend materials as these materials are already partially synthetic. Even for our fusing, we uses very advance German quality fusing that are superior in handling. We also make half-lined jackets for summer using Linen, cotton and other blends. Other styles of jackets and coats that we do include Trench coats, Morning coats, Tailcoats, Tuxedo suits, Safari Jackets, Hacking Jackets and many more. Feel free to talk to us about your design requirements.

Detailing

A bespoke suit isn’t just about custom sizing, it also speaks about your personality and individuality. There are many things that you can customise your suit jacket such as choices of buttons, inner lining designs and pocketing needs. Our sleeves are working plackets that you can also personalise with different colour stitching of buttonholes or add a discreet embroidery in it. Standard suits comes with natural horn buttons. 

Our Tailors

Last but not least are the highly respected craftsmen who makes your suit. We have a small team of external tailors who have over 25 years of cutting and making suit jackets. They are mostly Singaporeans or Malaysians based in Singapore and Q MENSWEAR is proud to be actively supporting and engaging our local tailors to encourage renewed interests in this unique skill and craft of bespoke tailoring business. 

Sizing Chart
SHIRT SIZING

Size

Chest (Shirt) Chest (Body) Collar Shoulder Sleeve Length
46 40" / 102cm 36" / 91cm 15" / 38cm 17" / 43cm 25" / 63.5cm 28.5" / 72cm
48 42" / 107cm 38" / 96.5cm 15.5" / 39.5cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 25.5" / 65cm 29" / 73.5cm
50 44" / 112cm 40" / 102cm 16" / 40.5cm 18" / 45.5cm 26" / 66cm 29.5" / 75cm
52 46" / 117cm 42" / 107cm 16.5" / 42cm 18.5" / 47cm 26.5" / 67.3cm 30" / 76cm
54 48" / 122cm 44" / 112cm 17" / 43.2cm 19" / 48cm 27" / 68.5cm 30.5" / 77.5cm
56 50" / 127cm 46" / 117cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 19.5" / 49.5cm 27.5" / 70cm 31" / 78.5cm