Made by Hand: Jeffery Diduch

Our head technical designer Jeffery Diduch is a truly impressive tailor. On his blog Made By Hand, Mr. Diduch discusses what he calls “the great sartorial debate,” inspecting bespoke and made to measure suits,  sometimes dissecting them and sometimes going into detailed instructions on how to complete certain stitches.

Rob Ventura, manager of the Chicago White Sox, and Jeffery doing a team fitting for their Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

Rob Ventura, manager of the Chicago White Sox, and Jeffery doing a team fitting for their Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

Mr. Diduch was “discovered” for his tailoring skills while making a suit for himself to wear for a meeting, as we learned on a feature interview with him on the Gentleman’s Gazette.

GG: What are the most important aspects in a suit for you? Shoulders, pattern, handwork…?

JD: Fit.  Above everything else, fit.  An inexpensive suit that fits well will always look better than a very expensive one that doesn’t fit; if the suit doesn’t fit, no amount of handwork will make it look right.

The interview goes into detail with Mr. Diduch on his love of creating bespoke suits, the culture of style in the US compared to other countries, and his unfortunate recent accident which has made sewing near impossible.

We’ve also included a not-to-miss video from Mr. Diduch on Hand Made Buttonholes. Be sure to check out the interview in the Gentleman’s Gazette and Made by Hand for more fascinating knowledge and images.

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