OUR SUIT TAILORING PROCESS
At Herman Bros & Co., my tailoring process is simple and straightforward. Care is taken at each step of the way - in the end the aim is to get you fitted and wearing your brand new garments, and of course for you to start thinking about the next one!
The first step in our Suit Tailoring Process is the Customer Consultation. This is to understand what it is that you are really looking for in your Herman Bros & Co. garment. It could be a quintessential Business Suit, which from its cut and refinement commands respect, something more casual for those mid-summer evenings as you grace your favourite bars and restaurants.
These are all important points which into the heart and soul of garment – they dictate everything from the fabric type to the cut and, of course, the styling. A suit is not just a suit – it’s a statement piece about where you are, and where you want to be going.
The Garment Drafting is where we will start looking at the details of your suit, based on the feedback you have provided above. We will firstly browse the expansive fabric selection range to pick out the right fabric for your preference and budget. All the styling points around lapels, the number of buttons, and double- or single-breasted options are then detailed. You will pick linings from our vast collections and thread colours for the inner pick stitch.
I will then take your Body Measurements, requiring up to 28 measurements in total. Here I will consider the position of your arms (whether they are normal or lean slightly forwards), the shape of your shoulder and any other subtleties that make you, well, you.
This first consultation will take approximately 1-2 hours. Here a full payment will be required so I may begin your commission (non-refundable).
Your measurements and "model pattern" are then delivered to our tailors who begin the Garment Production Process. Your creation will be based on all the details that we have noted down in your initial consultation. This is where the magic happens, as your suits will be touched by our master tailors who will carefully sew your suit to the highest quality. Your suit will be expertly pressed and neatly packaged for your inspection.
For suits, this is around a 8-week process, Your baby's taking shape... not long to go!
After your garment has come to life, we will ask you back for your First Fitting. You will get to try on your master creation in our showroom with our beautiful antique brass full-length mirror. We will critique the fit of the suit and see if any adjustments need to be made. We obviously try to get it right the first time, but tailoring is a process and we want to make sure we get your "model pattern" spot-on.
If there are any adjustments required, we will dutifully make them locally by skilled tailors. This will normally take another 2 weeks, after which we will call you back for your Final Fitting if necessary. Here you will pay the final 50% of your remaining balance. We will then bid you farewell – hopefully with you wearing your outstanding new garment, and looking forward to seeing you again shortly.
THE ABOVE PROCESS IS ONLY REQUIRED FOR YOUR FIRST FITTING. ONCE YOUR "MODEL PATTERN" HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, YOU CAN SIMPLY BROWSE OUR FABRIC RANGE TO PICK YOUR GARMENTS, AND THEY WILL BE PERFECTLY TAILORED NEXT TIME, EVERY TIME.