When I was first invited to visit Signature Bespoke for a tailored suit fitting, I was instantly reminded of the character Barney Stinson from television’s “How I Met Your Mother”, a man whose love of suits was so unequivocal that he regularly implored everyone around him to “Suit Up” and even famously performed a musical number detailing his love for suits and suiting up in general.
If suiting up is Barney’s religion, then Signature Bespoke’s India Building office in Liverpool would be his heaven. It’s a place where this passion for bespoke suits is very much shared and every detail is exquisite, with an incredible range of suits, shoes and every conceivable accessory on display, an exact replica of Signature’s Saville Row office.
I’ve arranged to meet the company’s founder and master tailor Mo Adass, whose 15 year career in luxury fashion, following the completion of his training with a master tailor from Canali, has spanned exclusive haute couture designers such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton.
During our meeting we pore over dozens of suiting books, during which time Mo tells me of his passion for sourcing the best fabrics from around the world. I’m shown books including Scabal, Loro Piana, Bateman and Ogden to name but a few.
Mo even shows me the Scabal treasure box, although the term “treasure” really doesn’t do justice to the contents: the box contains fabrics interwoven with 24 carat gold, platinum and even diamonds.
The thought of arriving at Sexy Networking in a suit containing diamonds makes me consider whether my offspring really needs to go to university, but the memory that said two year old taught me to use my iPad before she could use a potty brings me crashing back down to earth.
“We’ll stick with the lower end for now please Mo.”
After I’ve selected a fabric I like, Mo takes a range of measurements, which he explains will be sent to his factory in Italy, with details right down to the linings, edges and buttonholes set to my exact specification.
This is the great thing about Mo and the Signature Bespoke team, even though they cater for international clients who would regularly order from the highest end of the market, a suit tailored with the same care and attention can be purchased without being prohibitively expensive or much more expensive than buying a designer off-the-peg suit, with prices starting from £750 for a made to measure suit or £1150 for a fully bespoke outfit.
Downtown members are also afforded a generous 10% discount.
This outlay for something that not only fits you perfectly, but isn’t going to be out of date in six months’ time seems a fantastic investment, so give Mo a call today and to quote Barney, “Suit Up!”.
Signature Bespoke, 2-4 Holts Parade, India Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, L2 ORR
0151 236 2122/07805 email@example.com
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