made to measure


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make (something) to measure

To create a piece of clothing with the unique measurements of a specific person in mind. They make all their suits to measure, so they cost a lot more than buying something off the rack. That shirt fits you perfectly. It looks like it was made to measure!
See also: make, measure

made to measure

[of clothing] made especially to fit the measurements of a particular person. Jack has his suits made to measure because he's rather large. Having clothes made to measure is rather expensive.
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made to measure

Also, tailor-made. Fashioned to fit a particular need or purpose, very suitable. For example, Jane finds her new position is made to measure for her, or This bridge club is tailor-made for Max. Originally referring to clothes made to fit a particular person very precisely, these terms have been used figuratively since the mid-1900s. Also see made to order.
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As a younger man one of my occupations was working in the tailor's shop then known as Jessops, I did manage to get a discount on a made to measure suit and remember it being the best suit I ever wore.
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But if you are looking for something more bespoke, then pop in and take a look at their made to measure department.
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Contract notice: Supply and assembly of furniture made to measure for a new library in the district of the Corts of Barcelona.
The assistant then dropped the bombshell, saying: "If you look at clause 3.1 of our terms and conditions you will see that these suits are not actually made to measure. When we take your measurements we do so to get the right size region.
The firm has made several improvements to its website, including a "made to measure" service and a personalised furniture and upholstery service.
The Made to Measure service at Cruise can cost anything from pounds 845-pounds 3,000; and shows no signs of abatement.
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