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Bespoke garments in YYC

Bespoke tailoring was once considered an unattainable luxury for most men. Today, a new generation of
clothiers is disrupting the garment industry and making Bespoke accessible for Calgarians.
We recently met with Rachel Fugate, Executive Clothier of LGFG Fashion House to talk about the rise of
Bespoke garments in YYC.

Has Bespoke fashion always been popular in Calgary? Or is it gaining traction lately?

Bespoke has been available in Calgary, but not necessarily as accessible to the public as it is now. Here
at LGFG, we offer the highest quality Bespoke garments and convenience. Our garments are made in the
UK, but our local clothiers bring high-quality production right into our clients’ offices. By connecting on a
personal level with our clients, we get to know exactly what they’re looking for. We choose fabrics, measure
them, and our UK team cuts patterns to our specifics. It’s an amazing team and system that makes
our garments unique and sought after. Who doesn’t like service that comes to them and delivers a top of
the line product at a competitive price?

What makes the LGFG experience so special?

Bespoke is luxurious. Anyone can head out and find a suit online or off the rack. Since LGFG creates
garments from scratch, each suit is completely unique. Our clients choose every detail from fabric, to
liners, to style details. We are very upfront with our cost. Bespoke fashion from LGFG is competitive with
other high end brands, and if you are already purchasing suits from reputable stores, there will be nothing
surprising here.

Some clients prefer to meet in their homes because they have an extensive collection of suits. We can
work with them to coordinate newly made garments into their existing wardrobe. This is a unique service
that we, at LGFG, can provide because of our mobility. A unique advantage to the discerning client.

What do you think has stopped men from going Bespoke rather than retail?

Some men don’t realize that Bespoke is even an option. They may have found a “good enough” fit off the
rack and are creatures of habit. What they don’t realize is that they are missing out on tremendous
convenience. We guarantee our fit and make any alterations that need to be done locally. Once we have
your measurements on file, we can reorder future suits with the click of a button. Plus, having a personal
tailor who’s willing to come to your office and help you sort out exactly what you’re looking for is a luxury
that our clients have earned! Our clients are hardworking guys and deserve fine, tailored clothing.

Trends for Spring/Summer 2018?

We are seeing some great, bold blues out there right now. We love vests for spring, so convenient in the
warmer months to take off your jacket and still look sharp. For our bolder clients, hounds tooth has made
a strong comeback. Also, don’t forget your pocket squares!

Renovation Resolutions

There’s never a bad time for a fresh start, but January always gets us thinking about the year ahead and the changes we want to make. Have you been waiting to give your current home a facelift? Putting off preparing your home to get it on the market? Why not make 2018 the year your “Renovation Resolutions” become a reality?

Getting started is the hardest part. That’s why we’ve put together our top three tips to kick start your next project.

First stop: The Calgary Renovation Show, held January 12 to 14th at the BMO Centre.

Meet renovation experts that will guide you every step of the way, from concept to installation. The Renovation Show is a must-see for projects of all shapes and sizes, and kids under 12 get in free at this family-friendly event. Grab your tickets at: https://calgaryrenovationshow.com/

Making your space feel cool, modern, and on trend can be tough (and expensive). If you’re not sure where to start, we love this feature from GQ. Always take time to research before you remodel and don’t be afraid to use Instagram or Pinterest to keep track of your ideas.

Finally, ditch décor that make your home feel outdated. If nostalgia has you holding on to that poster from university or your grandmas couch, it’s time to let go. Declutter your space and make room for new pieces that reflect who you are today with this guide. And while we’re at it, Stop Doing This To Your Home in 2018!

One thing that will never go out of style is your own personal taste. Whatever your Renovation Resolution may be, the best look for your home will always the one that feels right to you. Happy renovating!