In February 2023, we hosted a talk on British bespoke tailoring for the Sotheby's Institute of Art, and we explained the craft behind bespoke suits. In particular, we had on display a beautiful Maurice Sedwell suit.
Image 1. Special Comission Maurice Sedwell Suit
Made for a special VIP client, this suit employs a special comission cloth from Scabal. Look very closely, one will see subtle name monogramming in pure gold. From afar, the monograms appear as an elegant vertical stripe pattern from afar.
Image 2. Pure gold Monogrammign
The suit is shown here on our Nakata AUT-03 hangers, made especially for Maurice Sedwell.
Image 3. Savile Row Suit on Nakata Hanger
One good question that we were asked during our talk for the Sothebys Institute of Art is how one is to evaluate a good product.
Image 4. Students of the Sotheby's Art Institute admiring the Maurice Sedwell Suit
Our answer was simple in one sense: a well-made product ought to balance both aesthetic and functional requirements. However, it is more challenging to determine what these requirements are; nonetheless, we emphasised that the requirements would highly depend on the product and intended client.
Image 5. Explaining the importance of bespoke
Sotheby's Institute of Art runs programmes for young adults who are looking to explore careers in fashion and art.