What is bespoke clothing?

Have you ever been curious as to what is bespoke clothing? Perhaps you were searching for a suit when you came across this term. Clearly, at The Bespoke Edge, this is our bread and butter.

The word “bespoke” is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”/to give order for it to be made. The term dates back to the 17th century, when tailors held the full lengths of cloth in their premises.  When a customer chose a length of material, it was said to have “been spoken for.” Hence a tailor who makes your clothes individually, to your specific personal requirements, is called “bespoke.” Using your pattern, the cloth is then cut and trimmed and a single tailor is given the task of sewing the parts of the garment together. This is unlike “made-to-measure,” which simply uses a basic, pre-existing template pattern, which is then adjusted to roughly your  individual measurements.


Using a gentleman’s imperfect body as inspiration, the tailor fashions a garment that caters to the owner’s strength. The experience promises to be among the most rewarding you will encounter. Men who try bespoke tailoring often become lifetime advocates, simply because no off the rack garment or modified stock garment can compare. We look forward to helping you with your clothing needs!


Welcome to The Bespoke Edge!


It is our pleasure to present to you this special offering of ‘bespoke’ tailored clothing. The inspiration behind BE came from my two sons, Ryan and Brett, who grew up around the clothing industry and have combined their own individual styles and ideas to this project. The result is a family collaboration that has created a dynamic company with your clothing needs and satisfaction in mind.

We will fashion for you a truly handcrafted garment cut from scratch and provide a shopping experience which gives you more than expected. Over 30 years in the men’s clothing business has given me the opportunity to develop long-lasting relationships with my clients. My personal goal is to meet each customer individually and create a wardrobe that is as unique as you are. Welcome to The Bespoke Edge!



Ron Wagner has enjoyed a rewarding career in the men’s clothing industry for over 35 years. His background and experience in high quality tailored goods has enabled him to serve many professional, successful clients in Colorado and across the US. The inspiration behind BE came from his two sons, Ryan and Brett, who grew up around the clothing industry and have combined their own individual styles and ideas. Ron’s success in the demanding retail market is in part due to his career with a smaller specialty shop that provided a unique shopping experience. Ask any former client about Ron and they will invariably mention his unparalleled customer service – that he strives to offer a truly personal touch to each and every customer.

Like most of us, Ron has worn many ‘hats’ in his career, but the spark that continues to drive him in the clothing industry is his personal involvement with each customer. His true reward will always be the special satisfaction his customers show after their purchase and when they discover that their wardrobe is indeed their silent spokesman!