After cutting, each item – jacket, trouser, waistcoat and shirt – is passed to a separate tailor with appropriate skills. This single tailor is responsible for the hand rendering of their item. Horsehair canvasses are washed, softened and hand-shaped over the knee following the cutters fitting instructions.
This is completed to a basic stage known as a First Baste, where the garment is loosely stitched, without pockets, buttons and any other finish details.
The First Baste garments are then fitted on the customer and totally ripped down and rebuilt taking into account specific customer requirements relating to both comfort and fit.
The constituent parts are then remade and taken to an Advanced Baste, which includes the pockets and other details, and then refitted on the customer at a second fitting.