David Harris Custom Made specialises in tailor-made suits and wedding attire, as well as custom shirts and trousers. All our garments are hand-made by our master tailors according to your measurements.
David started his career as an art dealer and auctioneer wearing a suit and tie everyday. This is where he learnt that dressing the part certainly provides a competitive edge. After all, ‘a suit is the modern-day version of armour that you wear into battle’.
He realised that ‘ready to wear’ suits hardly represented his work ethos and desire for excellence in style. He began having his suits and shirts custom made, trying several tailors around Johannesburg and fell completely in love with the entire bespoke suit making process.
The seed was planted. There was an opportunity to make something even better. Going on to train under one of South Africa’s top tailors – this is when he truly began his sartorial journey and practiced his craft. Next he teamed up with two master tailors and started David Harris Custom Made.
THE DAVID HARRIS PROCESS
STEP 1: RELAX Creating your next suit should enhance your life, not cause you more stress.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC We work with some of the worlds finest fabric mills and everything in between. We’ll help you pick the perfect fabric that suits your lifestyle and pocketbook.
STEP 3: CREATE YOUR STYLE Every detail will be discussed and planned. With us, almost every personal design detail is possible. You want a hidden pocket for you iPhone? No problem. You want your wedding vows discreetly embroidered on the inside of your jacket? We’ve got you.
STEP 4: GET MEASURED Over 25 measurements are taken for suit orders. Here we will discuss the fit and the cut of your suit. The beauty of bespoke tailoring is that we aim to even out all personal quirks of stature and posture to improve your overall appearance.
STEP 5: GET FITTED Your first fitting (also known as a baste fitting) will be in about two weeks.