A few weeks ago, we looked at the new and exciting made to measure company Blugiallo. In the first article, we took a closer look at the company’s history, vision and portfolio. For today’s article, we will continue the journey to see if Blugiallo lives up to their vision, a made to measure experience fit for the 21st century.
It was a cold day in February and I was on my way to Kommendörsgatan 15, the place where Blugiallo are holding their trunk shows in Stockholm. During my arrival, both Alexander and Daniel greeted me, showed me to a sofa and offered a coffee. The coffee was served, and I started straight away to look into the different fabric swatches to find what I was looking for.
After a short time of period, Daniel approached me and asked what kind of suit I was looking for. I explained that I had a vision to find either a blue tropical wool, or a beige or green cotton fabric. With that said, Daniel explained thoroughly about their different collections, Business 365, Four Season, Eminent and Spotlight. We quickly ended up with the Four Season collection due my vision about the season specific fabrics. After pointing out that I also wanted to have a full canvas construction, we landed on the Bordeaux, the more luxurious line in the Four Season collection. In the end, the choice fell on a green cotton from E.Thomas, weighing approximately 290 grams and a price tag at 7990 SEK.
With one of the most important and hardest choices done, we continued to the mirror to take the full body measurements for a suit. Two fitting garments were handed over to me, a jacket in size 50 and a pair of trousers in size 48. This is normally the correct sizes in ready to wear clothing for me, but due to my differential body measurements, I always end up choosing made to measure services to make my life easier.
The measurements were carefully taken, and we discussed some personal references such as the length and drape of the jacket and the width of the trousers. My preferences were taken very seriously, but as a part of my review, I also let Daniel and Alexander decide most of the measurements to be able to show the full experience of the service.
After that the measurements were taken, we naturally continued with the last and remaining details. We discussed different lapels and sizes, linings, pleated or flat fronted trousers and much more. I chose the largest notch lapels and a half-lined jacket, one single pleated trousers with 5 cm cuffs.
And that was it, my green cotton suit was measured and all the details were set and sent to production. Me and Daniel sat down afterwards and went through the delivery date and how their online based profile worked on Blugiallo (a more detailed view of the online profile is included in the the first article about Blugiallo).
The delivery took approximately 5 weeks so they held up to the promise, but I choose to meet Blugiallo once again in the end of March for a personal pickup and to make any adjustments if necessary. The day came and I picked up the suit and mentioned one or two things that maybe needed to be adjusted after wearing it for a while. Now, some people may think that adjustments are a bad thing, but it is very common that smaller adjustments are needed for your first made to measure garment. I would even say that it is common that you need to do a couple of garments before achieving the best possible balance and fit.
This article was written nearly 3 months after the delivery of the suit, and I have now had the time use it in real life for a good amount of time. And I must say that I’m very pleased with the result, and what a good job Daniel and Alexander did for taken the measurements. I can be a tricky customer, especially with my special requests of details such as high waisted trousers and lower button stance. I’m actually that pleased, so I decided to order a new suit in the end of May, where we did some smaller adjustments for the tilting of the arms, and also made the waist measurements a bit wider. In my eyes, a great result and a service that I have waited that is easy to to order made to measure garments online.