Field Custom English Tailors

Location

2134 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

Contact

(202) 333-2222
info@fieldtailors.com

Hours

By appointment only.
Tuesday - Friday from 9:30 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Sunday & Monday closed

Our Difference

Introduction

Bespoke clothing is a term used to describe garments that have been made to the client's specifications rather than the “off the rack” approach to most clothing purchased today. From measuring to sewing to fitting, your bespoke garment will be made to fit your unique shape.

True Bespoke

Many so-called “custom” tailors outsource the actual construction of their garments to an outside clothing factory, a practice which usually results in clothing of inferior fit and construction.

At Field Custom English Tailors, we create all of our garments in our Washington D.C. shop. Because we work locally, we are able to invite our clients back for multiple fitting as their garment is being created. The result of this extra care and attention is clothing of unparalleled fit and comfort.

English Style

Mr. Field uses traditional English practice in the creation of his bespoke garments. This means that jackets will have a more trim cut, with a tapered waist and less padding in the shoulders. Jackets are fully canvased, including in the collar and chest, with handwork used to pad the collar with felt, roll the lapels, and sew the buttonholes.

Traditional Practice

Please allow us to walk you through some of the many steps that go into the making of a true bespoke garment.

  • Selecting the fabric
    First, the client selects a fabric and discusses their specific wishes and preferences. The client's measurements are then taken in order to create a pattern just for them.
  • Selecting the fabric part 2
    We carry a wide selection of globally sourced fabric, including Loro Piana, Henry Lesser, Lumbs Golden Bale, and others. Clients may also custom order their fabric, or provide their own.
  • Step 1
    When construction of the garment begins, a pattern corresponding to the client's measurements is drawn on the fabric.
  • Step 2
    Then the fabric is carefully cut along the boundaries of the pattern. There can be no mistakes!
  • Step 3
    Next, the marking stitches are placed along what will become the seams of the garment.
  • Step 4
    Then the marking threads are cut to separate both sides of the garment.
  • Step 5
    As soon as the canvasing is in place, it's time for the first fitting. In order to ensure a perfect fit, there will be several additional fittings as the garment progresses.
  • Step 6
    Eventually the finishing touches are added. Here a button hole in a pair of trousers is being hand sewn.
  • Step 7
    Finally, the garment is complete and another satisifed client looks their best!

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  • Selecting the fabric
    First, the client selects a fabric and discusses their specific wishes and preferences. The client's measurements are then taken in order to create a pattern just for them.
  • Selecting the fabric part 2
    We carry a wide selection of globally sourced fabric, including Loro Piana, Henry Lesser, Lumbs Golden Bale, and others. Clients may also custom order their fabric, or provide their own.
  • Step 1
    When construction of the garment begins, a pattern corresponding to the client's measurements is drawn on the fabric.
  • Step 2
    Then the fabric is carefully cut along the boundaries of the pattern. There can be no mistakes!
  • Step 3
    Next, the marking stitches are placed along what will become the seams of the garment.
  • Step 4
    Then the marking threads are cut to separate both sides of the garment.
  • Step 5
    As soon as the canvasing is in place, it's time for the first fitting. In order to ensure a perfect fit, there will be several additional fittings as the garment progresses.
  • Step 6
    Eventually the finishing touches are added. Here a button hole in a pair of trousers is being hand sewn.
  • Step 7
    Finally, the garment is complete and another satisifed client looks their best!