Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
Every stage of the creative process, fro the sketches to the final fittings, is cared out on the third floor of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. One hundred years of following a tradition of perfection where errors are unacceptable; where one's profession is cherished because handmade does not stem from elite craftsmanship, but from pure art.
A full set of forty measures are taken during the first consultation to ascertain shape, posture, balance and proportion. A paper pattern is then drafted, unique to the customer. For the first fitting the suit is taken to a baste, with an unlined jacket to demonstrate and refine the shape and style.
The jacket should fit you in the shoulder: it should hug your shoulders and encourage you to hold yourself upright. You should not be able to do an over arm throw comfortably in your jacket but you should be able to raise your arms.