|As on the page about my work, the bulk of my work is made to measure, and / or custom made and /
or made to order. Details on how to order a piece are below.
I also usually have a small number of items in stock (some stock items, some uncollected orders, so
it varies). These will be available to buy through my soon-to-be-online shop, although in the
meantime you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what we have in
For made to measure and bespoke / custom pieces, in the first instance you will need to contact us
for a quotation and to find out how quickly I could make your proposed order. I usually do have a
waiting list, the length of which varies (see below). Don't wait for me to be 'less busy' - it's not
likely to happen (touch wood).
I do not have a set price list for clothing. This is not to hide astronomical prices, or to enable me to
charge different amounts to different clients, or to practice any similar shady dealings.
It is simply that I do not wish to be limited by the constraints of such a list - most of the clothing and
other items I supply are unique - one-offs, made to order, and to my customers' specifications. It
would simply be an impossible task to try to list all the possibilities (I did try once - after about a
week, and a whole notepad, I failed).
Moreover, having a set list or a set 'range' is excruciatingly limiting to the imagination!
When we give you a quote, the price is fixed for one calendar month. After that, it may be subject to
change, as the prices of materials fluctuate (one of my suppliers recently had to increase their prices
four times in six months).
Once you order the price will not change unless you alter the specification (e.g. by choosing a
more costly fabric, or altering a design to a more labour intensive one, etc).
When we quote you a price by e-mail it will usually include shipping - if it does not, we will be
clear about that. We charge postage and packing at cost, and make no profit from it.
I can ship worldwide (I have posted pieces to clients on four continents so far).
Delivery times vary according to the time of year and other factors, so if we quote you a delivery
time of 'X' weeks in January, it might be 'X'+10 weeks if you choose not to order till July. Delivery
times may also depend on fittings / toiles being sent and returned, etc, if necessary for the
Although I have been known to fill orders in less than two weeks, a wait of 3 - 12 months is more
likely - but contact us (you never know, I do get cancellations!)
I don't charge extra for large sizes, or small sizes, or for odd shapes! - (whether you're chest size is
32" or 68", I will charge you the same price for the same garment).
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