Offshore Bespoke Tailoring

Sexton Offshore Bespoke is a unique tailoring service that combines the tradition of our Savile Row cutting room with advanced manufacturing technology. Your new suit will be cut by us in London and tailored in a specialist workshop overseas, using the optimal blend of precise machine work and artisanal hand-sewing. The result is a bespoke, bench-made garment that requires a shorter lead time and fewer fittings than our Savile Row service. Offshore Bespoke tailoring is perfect for clients who are looking for a Sexton bespoke suit, made quickly and efficiently at a highly competitive price point.

The perfect Pattern

Our Offshore Bespoke service transcends conventional made-to-measure tailoring. Every client’s Offshore Bespoke suit is cut to their unique measurements from a paper pattern that’s drafted in our Savile Row workrooms, following an in-depth consultation where we’ll take more than 20 different measures from you. We use fitting garments to support these measurements, and create a unique pattern expressly for you from Edwards signature shapes and lines, in a similar way to Savile Row Bespoke service, but starting from block patterns Edward and our bespoke team developed for offshore bespoke. Your chosen cloth will be cut by our team in London, under Edward and Dominic’s supervision, before the component parts of your suits are sent to our partner workshop for tailoring.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We spent two-and-a-half years perfecting our Offshore Bespoke service before we launched it in 2016. We wanted to deliver a streamlined alternative to our Savile Row Bespoke tailoring that didn’t compromise on style, fit or quality. The solution was to source and then up-skill an overseas workshop to tailor garments to our standards, and to understand the foibles of how we work in-house. To this end, a single, highly-trained tailor in our partner workshop will transform your new suit from two-dimensional panels of cut cloth into a unique three-dimensional form for you. Our Offshore Bespoke suits are tailored with a floating full-canvas construction, made of wool canvas, haircloth (horsehair canvas) and domette, cut to your jacket pattern, then molded by hand and iron and machine padded together. This lends our Offshore Bespoke suits the same unique three-dimensionality as our Savile Row Bespoke garments.

Artisanal Fitting and Finishing

All our Offshore Bespoke garments benefit from a bespoke fitting once they return from our partner atelier. We’ll check everything from the jacket’s balance on your body, to the pitch of the sleeves. At this stage, we can make any adjustments required for a precise bespoke fit, and will update your paper pattern accordingly, as with our Savile Row bespoke service. The edges of the lapels and pocket flaps will be delicately top-stitched and buttonholes sewn-in by hand, delivering the same artisanal, handmade look as a traditional ‘made-in-London’ bespoke suit.

“Offshore Bespoke tailoring is not a compromise; it is a comprehensive fusion of traditional bespoke hand-craftsmanship and cutting-edge tailoring technology”

– Dominic Sebag-Montefiore

The Offshore Bespoke Process

As with our Savile Row Bespoke tailoring, the process of ordering an Offshore Bespoke suit starts with an hour-long initial consultation, where we’ll discuss your requirements for your new clothes, your personal tastes, look at fabrics and settle on styling. We’ll take your measures, as with a Savile Row Bespoke suit, and we’ll also fit you into some of our Offshore Bespoke fitting garments, which we use to assess how our house silhouette sits on your figure. With your order placed, we’ll draft and cut your pattern by hand in our London workrooms, before the pattern and your chosen cloth is sent to the atelier overseas.

Your suit will take shape in the workshop, under the eye of your own dedicated bespoke tailor, who’ll oversee the tailoring process from start to finish. The jacket will be tailored with a machine-padded canvas, which gives our Offshore Bespoke tailoring the same three-dimensional form as our made-in-London garments. This canvas is a little firmer than our hand-padded Savile Row canvases, but ensures our Offshore Bespoke garments express the same rich silhouette.

The suit will be returned to us as a finished garment a few weeks later, minus buttons and button-holes. When you visit to us for your final 30-minute fitting, we’ll assess the suit’s fit on your body, and then make any final adjustments in-house in our Savile Row workrooms, giving us finger-tip control over the suit’s finishing. Top-stitching and buttonholes will be sewn-in by hand, as per Savile Row tradition, before a final press breathes life into the suit and it’s yours to enjoy.

The Offshore Bespoke process takes six to eight weeks from initial consultation to final fitting, and most clients will require only one fitting before collecting a finished order. Clients with quirky figures may require a second fitting before delivery. We offer this second fitting at our discretion, for an additional charge. The need for multiple fittings will be determined on a case-by-case basis to ensure we can deliver clothes to you that meet our standards.

If a Sexton Savile Row suit is the tailoring equivalent of a coach-built Rolls Royce, our Offshore Bespoke tailoring is like a highly engineered Porsche 911. Both are beautiful in different ways, and both are truly remarkable.

Savile Row Bespoke Offshore Bespoke Made-to-Measure Ready-to-Wear
Cloth Over 5,000 cloths More than 1,500 cloths A curated library of 750 cloths Chosen by us, from the finest British and Italian mills or merchants
Pattern Personal pattern, drafted by hand from scratch Personal pattern, drafted by hand, based on our house block Adjusted from Sexton ready-to-wear silhouette All ready-to-wear patterns are cut by our bespoke team
Canvas Full floating canvas, hand-padded, cut to your pattern Full floating canvas, machine-padded, cut to your pattern Pre-made full floating canvas, machine-padded Pre-made full floating canvas, machine-padded
Collar & Sleeves Collar set and sleeves set by hand, sleeve-head sewn-in separately by hand Collar and sleeves set by hand, sleeve-head sewn in with sleeve Collar and sleeves machine-set Collar and sleeves machine-set
Fittings Baste, forward and final fittings Advanced fitting and final fitting Final fitting to ensure superior fit Alterations available for additional charge
Finishing Finished by hand with hand top-stitching and buttonholes, lining attached to facing by hand Finished by hand with hand top-stitching and buttonholes, lining attached to facing by machine Top stitching by hand, buttonholes by machine Top stitching by hand, buttonholes by machine
Make Bench-made in our Savile Row workrooms Made in a bespoke tailoring workshop overseas Made by a tailoring workshop overseas Made by a tailoring workshop overseas
Price Starting from £5,500/£6,600 (for a two piece suit ex vat/inc vat) Starting from £2,460/£2,950 (for a two piece suit ex vat/inc vat) Starting from £1667/£2000 (for a two piece suit ex vat/inc vat) Starting from £1250/1500 (for a two piece suit ex vat/inc vat)
Best for For clients who want the very best tailoring we can offer; a handmade suit that is designed around your needs and your figure For clients who appreciate our house style and want a suit that is beautifully made with a near-bespoke fit. This route offers exceptional quality in the Sexton style for a highly competitive price. For clients who like our ready-to-wear tailoring, but would like to choose a unique cloth, or have something made with small changes to the fit; including jacket length and waist size. For those who are keen to wear the Sexton look, but with the convenience of instant availability.
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