Only the rich and famous had access to anything bespoke…bespoke shoes, bespoke tailoring, bespoke furniture, you name it. But if you’re not one of the chosen few, it’s not for you!
Well that’s all changed now, and the specialness that comes with having an item made just for you is available to a far wider audience these days. And quite right too! We could all do with a little bespokery in our lives!
It’s all about the personal service we get from going off the beaten track to buy something unique. Chatting through our wishes and requirements, going through all the options, even having our own suggestions built into the longed-for item. It’s a unique occasion and definitely part of the whole experience of buying something made just for you.
It’s exactly what’s at the heart of everything we do, and like all makers of hand-crafted items, it’s our passion. So where do we find these affordable, handmade items? Well, they’re out there!
Take Raja Bespoke Tailors as a fine example of affordable bespoke. A Saville Row suit can easily set you back 4 figures, but with their international connections, Raja offer genuinely bespoke suits from around £300.00, and that’s with all the usual personal service you’d associate with a top quality tailor.
If your passion is shoes, take a look at shoedesignstudio.com. Not, we must admit, the personal experience (they’re online only), but still – handmade women’s shoes from around £150.00. They can even make a pair to your own design from around £250.00. That’s pretty special!
We love being part of that tradition of skilled artisans, bringing something personal, precious and unique into the lives of people around the world.
Now…where are my monogrammed slippers?