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The Process

When you come in for your appointment, which will last approximately an hour, we will help and guide you through what should be a fun and enjoyable process. We will first discuss your style aspirations We will then measure you, but the real expertise is in the eye and experience of the fitter We will then take you through our extensive fabric selection and help you make the right choice.

Made to Measure Experience

Made to measure clothing is the passion and lifeblood of Philip Start. Philip's four signature suits are all named after the streets of Shoreditch where the Mr Start story began.

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The Rivington

The namesake for the address of the first Mr Start store. The Rivington epiphanies the very essence of Mr Start style icons. Designed in 2007 as a contemporary alternative to the more traditional suit.Slim fitting with narrow lapels, a slightly shorter jacket and sleeker sleeves creating modernity making this the ideal suit for the contemporary man.

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The Pitfield

The Pitfield is based on the Rivington but designed to be a more casual, relaxed suit. The unstructured, soft shoulders and slightly more generous fit, coupled with the Rivington which has wider lapels gives an effortless contemporary feel making this a superb every day suit to style up, or dress down.

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The Hoxton

Now, the Hoxton is a similar fit to the Pitfield, but has a wider lapel and is available with a soft shoulder or a more elevated shoulder which creates a more formal look.

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The Leonard

The most different one of the four is the Leonard with its stronger, more defined structured lines, it is our most classical suit and yet maintains an unapologetic modern vibe, especially if it's in the one button fastening. With a structured shoulder, wide classic lapel or peak lapel coupled with a curved sleeve for a sleek shape The 'Leonard' provides a strong silhouette.This is most definitely the nearest to a classic Saville Row suit. This shape has come back in fashion.

The Suit - Making It Speak Of You

Just like the streets in Shoreditch, there are many different ways to individualise your suit. The expertise we provide through Mr Start styling allows you to hone your suit to speak to your personality. The beauty of our made to measure service is that we give you our lifetime of expertise to help you achieve a suit styled perfectly for you. There are many aspects we will help you consider but remember, everything is on our cutting table to be styled for you.

01. The Shoulder Shape

Defines the structure and outline of the jacket Soft shoulder pads are soft fitting, gentle and provide a more casual look Semi soft shoulders, which gives a very slightly more for formal shape Stronger shoulders creates
a more formal shape

02. The Lapels

Peak lapel, Shawl lapel, Notch lapel are all options.

03. The Buttons

All styles available in one or two buttons, or more for double breasted. Your choice of button can create a dramatic difference to the finished suit or jacket. We have a great selection of horn, corozo and poly buttons to choose from, and can also do covered buttons.

04. The Lining

There are three options when it comes to linings.

  • Fully-lined; the whole inside of the jacket is lined
  • Part-lined; the sleeves, jacket sides and the upper back area is lined, looks great and makes it a bit lighter to wear.
  • Deconstruct; no lining except for the sleeves in our deconstructed model, which gives a very soft handle

05. The Trouser

The style and design of the trouser can dramatically change your look. Here is a quick synopsis of what to consider when selecting your trouser:

  • Flat front, with slim hems which is our most popular style
  • Pleated for a fuller modern fit
  • Wider fit, flat front and wide all the way down to the hem


We are able to offer a unique 3 week guaranteed delivery from commencement