Bespoken For

By The Editors
May 22, 2012 9:00 am

Meeting in-person for a consultation is almost always better than exchanging details on the Internet, regardless of what you’ve seen on To Catch a Predator.

Following that logic with custom shirts: shirtmakers Bespoken Clothiers, now offering their first-ever in-house fittings in NYC.

Bespoken’s made-to-measure program began as an online-only operation offering slim-fit shirts made at the U.K.’s legendary Turnbull & Asser factory, a 125-year-old institution that’s sewn garb for everyone from Churchill to every Bond since Sean Connery.

Now, they’ve opened a cozy fitting room — exposed brick, plush leather couches, fully-stocked bar — in their showroom above Turnbull & Asser on 57th.

To make an appointment, email

Their haberdashers will pour you a drink and use a “block” shirt to get your basic fit, then nip and tuck to match your exact measurements. Bespoken offers a myriad of options of collar and cuffs, mother-of-pearl buttons, and exclusive fabrics from Thomas Mason, maker of British textiles since 1796.

Delivery takes three weeks, and there are no minimums. For 25% off in-store, tell them InsideHook sent you.

Or use promo code “insidehook25” at checkout if you’d still like to shop online and exchange details in the privacy of your own home.

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