Made-to-Measure

   Clothing that is made to an individual's body shape by creating and fitting on a custom-made dress form, from body measurements, or from a bodyscanned image. Made-to-measure clothing had been very popular until the introduction of ready-to-wear in the mid-nineteenth century. At that time, made-to-measure had been considered a luxury, reserved for only those who could afford couture clothing or the expert tailoring of suits from Savile Row. However, recent advances in bodyscanning technology have begun to offer made-to-measure to the masses. Companies such as Levi's, Brooks Brothers, Land's End, and numerous bridal companies offer customization options to increase product visibility and to provide their customers with better solutions to fittings.
   See also Haute Couture.

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  • made-to-measure — • made to measure • tailor made adj Made to fit a special set of measurements or needs. John has a new made to measure suit. The club is tailor made for Jane. Syn.: made to order …   Словарь американских идиом

  • made-to-measure — adj made to measure clothes, curtains etc are specially made to fit ≠ ↑off the peg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • made to measure — see under ↑made • • • Main Entry: ↑measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • made-to-measure — adjective made to fit a particular person. Clothes that have not been made for a particular person are ready to wear or off the rack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • made-to-measure — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : fashioned to measurements specifically required one may have one s personal idiosyncrasies built into the made to measure garment S.D.Barney * * * /mayd teuh mezh euhr/, adj. (of a garment, shoes, etc.) made in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • made-to-measure — /ˌmeɪd tə meʒə/ adjective made to fit the requirements of the customer ● made to measure kitchen cabinets ● a made to measure suit …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • made-to-measure — or[tailor made] {adj.} Made to fit a special set of measurements or needs. * /John has a new made to measure suit./ * /The club is tailor made for Jane./ Syn.: MADE TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made-to-measure — or[tailor made] {adj.} Made to fit a special set of measurements or needs. * /John has a new made to measure suit./ * /The club is tailor made for Jane./ Syn.: MADE TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

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