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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the self-regulatory organisation of the advertising industry in the United Kingdom.
The word bespoke has evolved from a verb meaning "to speak for something" to its contemporary usage as an adjective that has changed from describing first tailor-made suits and shoes, and later, to anything commissioned to a particular specification (altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of an individual purchaser), and finally to a general marketing and branding concept implying exclusivity and appealing to snobbery.
Custom-fit means personalized with regard to shape and size.
The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
Haute couture (French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" or "high fashion") is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing.
The Hong Kong Tailors are a well known attraction in Hong Kong.
Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systematic method for waste minimization ("Muda") within a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity.
Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Made to measure (MTM) typically refers to custom clothing that is cut and sewn using a standard-sized base pattern.
Mass customization, in marketing, manufacturing, call centres and management, is the use of flexible computer-aided manufacturing systems to produce custom output.
Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.
Michael Quinion (born c. 1943) is a British etymologist and writer.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.
Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter (often abbreviated RTW; "off-the-rack" or "off-the-peg" in casual use) is the term for factory-made clothing, sold in finished condition in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame.
Savile Row (pronounced) is a street in Mayfair, central London.
A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
Textile History is a peer-reviewed academic journal first published in 1968 and published by Maney Publishing on behalf of the Pasold Research Fund.