Made to measure services

The Luxury Custom Experience

With the guidance of our experienced tailoring team, you can select from the world's finest fabrics and collaborate with us to craft a unique piece that perfectly aligns with your size and preferences. This experience not only boosts your confidence but also guarantees unparalleled comfort, ensuring you're prepared for any occasion. Explore our tailoring guide to learn more about the Made to Measure process.

Our 'Made
to Measure'

Not all of our clients are fortunate enough to be able to step into a ready-made designer suit. A poor fit can be uncomfortable as well as unflattering.
Step 1

The Consultation

Upon arriving at Robert Old for your appointment, your tailoring consultant will greet you on our first floor. During your consultation, we will discuss your ideas, expectations, and any specific requirements you may have regarding timing, style, and budget.

Step 2

Style & Design

After outlining the plans for your garment, we’ll begin crafting your vision by selecting the style and shape, including details such as pocket cuts, vents, and lapels. Choosing the right cloth is crucial; we offer a vast selection ranging from the finest Italian mills to classic British producers such as Loro Piana, Standeven, Fox Brothers, W-Bill, and Drago to name only a few.

To complement your chosen cloth and style, we provide options for buttons, linings, elbow patches, meltons, stitching, and monograms, ensuring each garment is as unique as its wearer

Step 3

The Fitting

Nobody is the perfect shape, during the fitting we will discuss your preferences on how the garments is to be worn whether it be slim or classily draped. The consultant will take core measurements to establish the Master Garment. This is the point where your garment will start to take shape, areas of improvement will be addressed and measurements will be taken to create the optimum fit.

Having an experienced team of tailoring consultants Robert Old has a wealth of knowledge to service the most unusual shapes, but there are parameters to which we work so please be prepared for extra fittings if required.

Step 4

Garment Creation

Your order will be finalised by the consultant and in a few short weeks (4-6) your garment will be with us at Robert Old after being crafted by our tailoring house in Italy.

Step 5

Final Fitting

On the garments arrival the consultant will quality check the measurements before contacting yourself for a final fitting. During this fitting you will try your specially made garment for the first time. The consultant will then make any minor adjustments that will be carried out by the in House Master tailor. Within a few short days your garment should be ready for collection.

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The Artisans

At Robert Old we work with the finest artisan makers. Hand selecting each maker is important to control the quality if the final garment. Discover below.



Custom design your own shirt with Eton of Sweden or our very own crafted in Italy range.



Select from the finest materials, spun, woven and finished by some of the best mills in the world.


Choose from a variety of collars and cuffs tailored to meet your needs, whether you prefer the versatile cut-away, the effortless button-down, or the sophisticated French cuff.


Customise your shirt with a selection of buttons and thread colours to make it truly yours. For an added touch of excitement, opt for contrasting internal collar and cuffs.


The finishing touches. Adding your initials to either your cuff or shirt body in a mixture of colours can really enhance the feel on a special occasion.


Our expert tailoring team will guide you through the fitting process, ensuring precise measurements for a tailored fit that perfectly complements your body.

Tailoring FAQ's

Exploring this topic initially may seem overwhelming, but we're here to support you at every turn. It's wise to start by asking a few simple questions before firming up your ideas. Consider elements like the time of year, geographical location, and the specific setting. Envision how you want the event to unfold, and from there, we can efficiently narrow down a selection of promising ideas.

Our makers pages explain typical prices to expect .

  1. Robert Old Tailoring Crafted in Italy.
  2. Tailored by Belvest

For every garment, whether made-to-measure or purchased at full price off the rack, we offer complimentary tailoring to ensure the perfect fit for your shape and size. Your sales consultant will expertly guide you through the fitting process, identifying areas for improvement such as adjusting sleeve lengths or tapering jacket waists. Rest assured, all our tailoring is carried out by qualified master tailors, providing you with peace of mind that your garment is in experienced hands.

For a made-to-measure suit or jacket, the average production time typically spans six weeks. However, for those preparing for a special occasion, we highly recommend allowing a generous three-month timeframe.

Given the high demand, Edward and Samuel Old are frequently occupied. Therefore, it's advantageous to book an appointment in advance for a comprehensive made-to-measure service. For a suit or jacket, we recommend allowing a minimum of one hour.

At Robert Old, we take pride in our comprehensive aftercare service. If you find yourself unable to wear your Robert Old garment due to changes in your shape or if it needs modernising, our highly experienced tailors are on hand to provide the necessary adjustments to the highest standards. Please note that this service is chargeable. For advice or to schedule alterations, please contact us in advance.

The term bespoke is historically a descriptive term to speak for something, or “to give order for it to be made” with the implied meaning that the cloth has been spoken for or selected by the client for their tailor to use.

Bespoke tailoring these days is a misinterpreted term which high street stores and many other shops misuse to explain their service. A true bespoke tailoring experience is a very long process which includes several fittings over 2-5 months, the tailor that you would generally meet is involved in the entire process from measurement and cloth selection right the way through to constructing and finishing the garment themselves. As you can imagine, this is a vastly expensive process and not particularly efficient if you require a garment quickly.

Here at Robert Old, we have specialised in what we call Made-to-Measure for decades, others describe it as semi-bespoke.  What does ‘Made-to-Measure’ mean simply put, we will use a stock size garment as a template to measure from, to which we are able to make changes to fit your shape. These measurements are then sent to the chosen tailoring house where they will produce your garment from scratch to your custom specifications.

Similar to many manufacturing businesses in Italy, our tailoring suppliers observe their summer holidays throughout August, affecting our made-to-measure services. If you need anything for August or September, please reach out to our tailoring team promptly to discuss your needs. Remember, we require a minimum of six clear weeks to produce a suit or jacket, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

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