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 looks like it was made to measure for you!
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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.
See also: made, measure
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The tailor-made program continues a deeply rooted tradition started in the 1950s and 1960s at Maranello, Italy, where a car is tailor-made for the client with regard to material, colors and final touches, the result is a truly unique car tailored to suit the requirements of each client.
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