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Have you ever wondered what goes on in tailoring a suit? Well London blogger Peter Watts found out what happens behind the seams in London’s suit making centre, Saville Row for the British Midland in-flight magazine.


Surprisingly it is a human-powered production line, with different people specialising in making pockets, waistcoats or trousers. And these specialists come from all ages and backgrounds, with new apprentices still being taken on. All of them working together to take 2D fabric and transforming it into a 3D masterpiece.

But specialisation, hand stitching and three fitting don’t come cheap. Apparently prices start at £3,000. I think that I’m going to have to do a bit more saving to do before I get a bespoke suit – oh and the airfare on top of that.

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