The Tailor, tailor-made specialist, tailor-made shirts, hand-made shirts and shirts-by-hand

2017-09-19 10:56:20


cutaway shirt by hand


Louis Byvoet - tailor from the Belgian Hasselt in the fifties, had a huge stock of fabrics. The word 'striped' does not say enough here. In addition, there are plain fabrics in all shades, different checks and freak patterns, such as herringbone. A well-tailored shirt distinguishes you from the crowd and shows that you choose quality.

Bespoke shirts

are distinguished by the fit and quality down to the detail. Very fine stitching, unlimited choice of collars, cuffs, other details and extremely many fabrics. The inside of the collar and cuff are also adapted to the type of carrier, season and fabric. The mother-of-pearl buttons provide a rich look.

The Tailor
Choosing and measuring one or more shirts takes about half an hour. Twelve body measurements are measured and the body posture is extensively examined. Together with you we determine among other things the degree of tailoring and the sleeve lengths.

Measuring tailor-made shirts
Measuring is the most fascinating moment in custom-made shirts and almost a 'sacred' act in dressmaking.
First the chest circumference is measured at the level of the armpits. Whether the custom-made shirt should fit tightly there, is decided later on when drawing the pattern.
Then the size of the waist circumference is taken and when a suit has been ordered, the measurements for the vest and the waistband must also be measured.
Then the hips are next. In doing so, the customer must ensure that his pockets are empty and he stands with his legs together, otherwise the size can not be taken properly.
The arms are measured separately, with most people the arms are different in length.
The width of the back is measured to check the chest size.
The length of the back determines the length of the hand-made shirt. The collar is not counted.
The size of the neck must be accurately measured. In order that the collar does not become too tight after washing, some width must be added. The customer must decide for himself how tight or wide he wants the collar.
After measuring, the pattern is drawn on paper, cut out and traced on the fabric. The tailor must ensure that the pattern at the seams runs smoothly when using fabric with a pattern. The fit is improved when fitting. Difference in height at the shoulders can be camouflaged in this way in the back.

Do you want shirts made to measure? Made entirely by hand? Where possible, traditional tailors now use a sewing machine. Yet much is still done by hand.
Thus real custom-made shirts. Real hand-made-shirts, authentic shirts-by-hand.
Buttons are always turned on by hand. However, the buttonholes are only manually folded at the request of the customer.
When the business shirt is ready, it is expertly ironed once more, before it is wrapped in foil, to give it to the customer. The luxurious tailored shirt can be picked up a few days or weeks after the fitting. If desired, it can also be sent. Professional knowledge and craft lead to quality. We have been leading tailors for years, we have our own master tailor and we check every suit and every shirt on the smallest details. Shirt made to measure at
Bivolino offers you unlimited possibilities for your tailor-made shirts, with your initials and a large choice of fabrics. In addition to the Fully-Tailored option (where you have to measure 12 body measurements yourself) <ahref=""> , there is the biometric measurement system that meets height, age and weight. The 100% fit guarantee ensures that you are completely free for the first size shirt, if you can not expect a second customized shirt.
Unique stylish bespoke shirts are made by hand with the passion and tradition of 3 generations of shirt makers at Bivolino. We make shirts with the perfect fit of the best quality fabrics entirely to your wishes.
Are you looking for a high quality digital tailor ? Discover the craftsmanship of Bivolino.

Bespoke tailoring: putting together the perfect measure
Most tailored shirts are currently not custom-made, but made-to-measure. Standard patterns and fits are adjusted to create a shirt. Bespoke is derived from the English 'to bespeak'. In the past, the wishes and choices of the customer were personally discussed with the tailor. The selected fabrics and materials were subsequently 'discussed' or reserved for the customer.
Bivolino still works according to this traditional tailor tradition, where the wishes of the customer are central to making a unique perfectly fitting shirt. The possibilities of a 'bespoke' measure are actually unlimited.
You are therefore very welcome in our lab in Hasselt Belgium to see how our digital value chain is managed. Your patterns will be carefully stored so that you can easily order a new custom made shirt with us in the future.
At Bivolino you buy a mtm shirt that makes you feel comfortable and has years of pleasure. Standard we deliver within 2 weeks, but on request we can also make a complete bespoke shirt within a week.