TAYLOR MADE!!!!! I NEED THAT RIGHT THERE
Rag & Bone
Until very recently, if you wanted a personalized suit from Rag & Bone, you needed a personal relationship with Rag & Bone—made-to-measure was the privilege of friends, industry insiders, and VIPs. And while we’re all for making nice with your favorite designers, we’re glad to say the option’s now available to all. If you’ve got the desire (and the means) for made-to-measure, it’s yours—and if you’re a guy who’s never been on friendly terms with off-the-rack, that’s good news indeed.
Designer Marcus Wainwright cautions that the custom Rag offerings—which come, like the ready-to-wear suits, from tailors’ tailor Martin Greenfield—aren’t traditional, tabula rasa bespoke. “It’s not a Savile Row thing where they’ll start from nothing,” he says. “The lapel won’t change, the pocket shape won’t change, and it’s our lining, our trim, our detailing; we have a specific color of pick stitching and French facing, and metal buttons. It’s still a Rag & Bone suit.”
Except for the most complicated of fits, the s hapes will be based on one of four existing styles: the Razor (with its narrow lapel), the Scissor (with a narrower shoulder and cropped lapel), the Scalpel (single-button, peak lapel), and Straight (with patch pockets). The fabrics, on the other hand—including, for spring, mohair and linen blends and a Loro Piana wool—are fully customizable for all. Fully, that is, within reason. “We’re quite conservative, so you can’t get a pink Rag & bone suit,” Wainwright says. “Well, you probably could if you really wanted it—I just don’t know where we’d get the pink.”
Rag & Bone made-to-measure, from $2,000, at Rag & Bone, 104 Christopher St., NYC, (212) 727-2999, rag-bone.com