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Why fashionista Craig Port says bespoke mens suits are a dying trend

16 October 2015 10:00 AM

They just don't make suits like they used to and fashion designer Craig Port says personal tailoring is a dying industry globally.

Bespoke tailors and custom suits are becoming a thing of the past, says renowned South African fashion designer Craig Port.

This is because there has been a marked growth in menswear across the world in the past five years.

The market is said to be growing faster than womenswear and has resulted in a focus ready-to-wear menswear lines.

We make a 100 of one suit crafted by local artisans. Bespoke suits are time and labour intensive - especially to make one suit for one person. I think those days are gone, unfortunately.

Craig Port, fashion designer

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Port says consumers have become more brand-conscious and the masses have less personal taste.


This article first appeared on 702 : Why fashionista Craig Port says bespoke mens suits are a dying trend


16 October 2015 10:00 AM