Yours and yours alone — Magazine — The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
Yours and yours alone
Yours and yours alone
Men's style | October 10, 2017

Yours and yours alone

With a contemporary take on traditional craft, there’s no reason to wear off-the-rack again

As the old adage goes, “The clothes maketh the man,” and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to live this truism than through bespoke clothing. But while tailoring as a craft might date back to the Middle Ages, it hasn’t lost touch with contemporary reality. 

British luxury couturier Ascots & Chapels, which has a 130-year heritage in creating high-end, bespoke garments for discerning gentlemen, melds that tradition with the innovation of the latest technology. Clientele at the brand’s outpost in The Galleria get the ultimate in personalisation through a digital visualiser, so you can select the style and the garment that best suits you. 

The bespoke experience produces a garment that not only suits your innate personality, but also presents the wearer with the most comfortable clothes. Ascots & Chapels sets a new benchmark in the creation of handcrafted tailored clothing, with each item being made from the finest fabrics. 

With more than 1,000 options of cloth and 100 linings to choose from, the team’s master craftsmen and specialist advisors help clients with fine-tuning intricate suiting nuances for a garment that is yours and yours alone. This includes everything from essential details such as the length of the suit to the design of collars and lapels. 

The Ascots & Chapels team supports the bespoke suit offering with a tailored shirt service through its Enhanced Shirt Experience. This service combines the precision of traditional tailoring techniques with contemporary design and quality of fabric, to create form-flattering attire for today’s stylish man. 

A first of its kind for the region, the Enhanced Shirt Experience collection is designed to create a shirt you can wear for life. It comes with detachable collars and cuffs, as well as metal collar stiffeners and pocket squares made from the same fabric, thus reflecting the couturier’s priority to craft a sophisticated and long-lasting product.

Clients who use this service receive three hand-crafted shirts, beautifully finished with mother-of-pearl buttons and Ascots & Chapels engraved cufflinks, as well as three cuffs, three collars, three pocket squares and a pair of metal collar stiffeners.

The brand also offers a range of accessories to complete your look. From silk scarves, cravats and neck or bow ties to lapel pins, your style statement can be as unique as you are. A limited-edition range of finely crafted travel wallet, cardholders and patina leather briefcases enhance your stakes in the elegance quotient even further. Next time you step out, why not step up in something intrinsically you? 

Visit Ascots & Chapels, The Galleria, Level 2; 02 676 1001;