This original article was first published here: Sculpt Leather Jackets Review – Best Bespoke Experience
There is fast fashion. There is timeless elegance. And then there is bespoke. Straight off the bat, it may seem like bespoke is not for you, just yet. But before you come to that decision, you really should try out the experience once with Sculpt Men’s Leather Jackets. For one, you get the truly special feeling of owning a one-of-a-kind garment that is made with just you in mind. And the price tag? It may come as a pleasant surprise. But first, here is a breakdown of the process.
The First Step
If you are keen to try a bespoke leather jacket experience, you are probably somewhat of an expert in the subject already. You may have a clear idea of what style you are looking at and what colour. Even if you haven’t given it that much thought, head over to the Sculpt website and browse through their catalogue. They have a pretty amazing collection on display.
Classic jackets for men and women, heavier fur-trimmed jackets, lighter all-weather ones, contemporary styles – you get a fantastic array of styles to choose from. Zero in on the one that best matches your expectations and gets in touch with the Sculpt team via email. In case you are a bit of a design expert who has a completely novel idea you want to try out, the designers at Sculpt are game for that too. Communication is key here. Make sure you are both on the same page when it comes to the specifics of cut, length, and shape.
Next, it is time to move on to detailing. Your bespoke jacket doesn’t have to look like anything you have seen on anyone else. Add a button here, take out a zipper there – it is all up to you. Keep in mind your specific preferences and usage patterns so you can communicate to the team any particulars you are interested in – for instance, an additional inner pocket for your tech with openings to let wires slip through? Make the design as personalised as you want it to be.
Choosing the leather
This is a crucial element in the customisation process. Sculpt is one of the few brands that make jackets in the finest full-grain leather. Contrary to popular perception, the finest quality of the leather is not genuine leather, it is full-grain leather. This is the quality that gives you the softest and most supple texture that ages well and lasts for a really long time. Take the time to understand the difference between the various kinds of leather available before you finalise the one you want. Specify colour and trimmings if any too. The design team will send you mock-ups so you can form an impression about the final product and make any additions or alterations as you need.
Once this part of the process is complete it is time to relay your measurements to the design team.
Getting the measurements right
We would suggest you leave this up to a professional tailor. Your regular tailor should be able to help with this – they would know how many extra inches you would need on the shoulder or where exactly the hem should fall. The Sculpt team will give you directions on this, based on your design specifications which you can share with your tailor. Email this to the Sculpt team and your part is done!
The final product
Now all you need to do is sit back and wait. It takes a few weeks for your parcel to arrive. Bespoke is all about fine craftsmanship and this obviously requires time! At the end of the wait, you are genuinely delighted when you see the result of your labours – a premium leather jacket, made to perfection, specifically with your tastes and preferences in mind. Every line in tune with your body; every stitch exactly the way you wanted it.
It was an exhilarating experience for us to see the end product shape up exactly as it was envisaged and agreed upon. Just to make sure, you could take your bespoke jacket – as we did – to your regular tailor for a quick quality check to assure yourself of the perfection of finer details like lining quality and strength of the stitches.
Sculpt lived up the promise of excellent quality, attentive service, and truly bespoke experience. The price tag for owning a custom-made leather jacket turned out more affordable than you would think!
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