OUR PROCESS

We are Chicago’s authentic Bespoke Custom Tailor – handcrafting garments of distinction in our own shop since 1929.

Our staff of European Master Tailors has over 250 years of combined experience in the pursuit of sartorial perfection and that expertise and hands-on workmanship delivers the finest quality and fit garments.

Our approach is decidedly “old-fashioned” and proudly so – the best fabrics, careful measurements and true Master Tailoring – the finest garment you’ll ever wear!

Our Process

FABRIC

The finest fabrics are selected based on each client’s style and needs. We carry Chicago’s most extensive in-store inventory of exclusive European fabrics and proudly feature collections from: Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis, Holland & Sherry, Dormueil, J & J Minnis and the world’s other top mills.

Our Process

MEASUREMENT

More than 40 measurements are taken for each order and a paper pattern is hand-designed reflecting style, shape and aesthetic. Each pattern is refined and adjusted throughout the course of multiple fittings and permanently stored for future re-ordering. Every subsequent garment is based on that finalized paper pattern.

Our Process

HAND CUTTING

More than 40 measurements are taken for each order and a paper pattern is hand-designed reflecting style, shape and aesthetic. Each pattern is refined and adjusted throughout the course of multiple fittings and permanently stored for future re-ordering. Every subsequent garment is based on that finalized paper pattern.

Our Process

1st Fitting

In its rawest form and basted together with simple thread, the garment is fitted, balanced and shaped – critical steps toward the perfect fit. Important details such as lapel shape, shoulder width and jacket length can be addressed and adjusted at this point with our staff.

Our Process

Construction

Construction: The secret to our success: over 250 years combined experience dedicated to hand-crafting every element of the garment: shoulders, collar, sleeves, pockets. Our Bespoke garments never leave our shop and are handmade using old fashioned methods and authentic trimmings – we only use full canvas fronts.

Our Process

Full Fitting

With the garment assembled but not yet finished, final shaping and adjustments are made: sleeves, trousers and waist. This final sizing is now recorded back to the original paper pattern and is the basis of future orders.

Our Process

Finishing

Button-holes are meticulously hand sewn with silk threads and all linings and hems are completed. We use genuine horn buttons and carefully finish every seam to withstand the rigors of daily wear, seasonal weather and business travel.

Our Process

DELIVERY

We hand press each jacket with a 25 lb. iron to give shape and memory to every crease and lapel … the perfect garment!

  • “Expert bespoke craftsmanship with a wide array of fabrics done in the old world way. Highly recommended.”

    -Jay G.

  • “It was good to work
    with tailors who are onsite”

    -Cheyenne B.

  • “I just used Richard Bennett Custom Tailors for the first time, and I am impressed. Their staff of experts is professional, personable, and the workmanship is impeccable.”

    -Jeff P.

  • “What a fantastic experience!  They made me a suit EXACTLY to my specifications, and it fits my body perfectly! I am definitely returning to get another custom made suit.”

    -Lauren L.

  • “I have also worked with other top bespoke tailors in London, New York, Montreal, And Toronto.  Richard Bennett is at the top of the game.”

    -Scott P.

  • I can’t stress enough how happy I was with the final product…That final fitting where I got to see my suit in its finished state, I had a HUGE smile on my face.

    -Erica C.

 
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