Distinctively Me launched in December 2016 after 3 years of research. It was clear that while there were lots of men's made to measure tailoring businesses, the choice was much more limited for women. The options seemed to be few: Savile Row, too expensive and intimidating for many; men's made to measure companies offering a women's range with styles that are amazingly not designed for the female body; or online women's made to measure companies that rely on you taking your own measurements and uploading them to an online tailor. It seemed there was room for a new concept in made to measure ladieswear.
We wanted to offer an affordable range of capsule pieces that would work in every woman's collection. The affordability piece was quite difficult but then John came along, our fabulous London-based tailor. Together we worked to design and make our clothes to achieve affordable pieces in quality fabrics, designed just for women. From the moment we met, we knew we would work well together, and it was easy to create an environment of fun and creativity that would work for us and our customers.
We have developed our range to allow people to create their own style. Classic clothes which are timeless. The perfect fit and the ability to create pieces that are individual to you makes us different to other companies .
We regularly hear stories about how our customers have spent days shopping only to arrive home with nothing because standard sizing just doesn't work for them. Our clients have described how they've been in tears at the end of a day shopping or have just given up because nothing seems to fit.
Our greatest pleasure is the transformation we see when these women, our wonderful clients, try on their perfectly fitting clothes. They stand taller, they enjoy looking at their reflection in the mirror as a confident woman looks back at them. It's those smiles and that confidence that makes it all worthwhile.