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Old May 16, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Bespoke?
If you buy a suit "off the peg" it means the suit is a standard size and you chose the size which fits best. Rich people go to a bespoke tailor and have that suit made to measure. It's the suit that's bespoke, not the tailor.

Me, I haven't worn a suit for 30 years, so couldn't care less.
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Old May 16, 2013, 12:47 PM
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off the peg is off the hook or ready to wear or rtw

about the suit: lucky you
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Old May 17, 2013, 10:14 AM
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I've never seen 'bespoke' used like this before, but it seems ok to me.
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Old May 17, 2013, 04:41 PM
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I've never seen 'bespoke' used like this before, but it seems ok to me.
My company makes bespoke software: it never occurred to me to question the use of bespoke in that context.
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Old May 21, 2013, 07:49 AM
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As a Northener where we have our own accent I have to say that I am shocked and appalled that Baltipal (from Dudley for God's sake!) has the effrontery to specify in his personal data that his native language is English!


I'm sorry - you have to be English to 'get' this little bit of inter-regional mickey-taking!

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If you buy a suit "off the peg" it means the suit is a standard size and you chose the size which fits best. Rich people go to a bespoke tailor and have that suit made to measure. It's the suit that's bespoke, not the tailor.

Me, I haven't worn a suit for 30 years, so couldn't care less.
Perikles and pjt33 - that is the original meaning of the word, "Bespoke" means 'made-to-measure' tailoring originally.
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Old May 21, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Perikles and pjt33 - that is the original meaning of the word, "Bespoke" means 'made-to-measure' tailoring originally.
Yes, I thought that is what I said . It derives from the verb 'bespeak' which meant 'to speak for, to arrange, to order' hence to arrange in advance when buying something.

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As a Northener where we have our own accent I have to say that I am shocked and appalled that Baltipal (from Dudley for God's sake!) has the effrontery to specify in his personal data that his native language is English!
That's not as annoying as being described as having a 'British accent'.

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