One of the most common mistakes that men make when commissioning their first bespoke creation is their incessant desire to personalize a piece to the furthest extent possible. Of course, personalization is one of the key advantages of bespoke over off-the-rack, but like the saying goes, it is definitely possible to have “too much of a good thing”.
I am a firm believer in the idea that a man’s first bespoke suit should be as simple as possible. In my opinion, bespoke is a learning process, as such, auxiliary details like elbow patches, sleeve-trim etc… should be left alone until after the essentials of fit, proportion and silhouette are first taken care of.
The tweed jacket above is a good example of a clean and simple bespoke garment, lined in a rich azure colour and outfitted with quality brown horn buttons, there are no frivolous elements distracting the wearer from the important issues at hand: quality, fit, proportion.