Made to Measure
The Phillip Alexander made to measure or semi-bespoke garment is a handmade suit, but unlike the full bespoke, machines are used where possible, therefore less handwork, resulting in reduced costs. For example, the buttonholes are not hand made; they are machined, as are the linings on the inside of the garment. But the most important parts, like the sleeves, cuffs are all hand felled, as are all the front edges and usually the same number of fittings are required. This is a quality suit, not to be confused with a machine made garment.