made-to-mea·​sure ˌmād-tə-ˈme-zhər How to pronounce made-to-measure (audio)
: fashioned to measurements specifically required : custom-made
a made-to-measure suit

Examples of made-to-measure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richard James suits range from £1,500 for off-the-peg to £2,000 for made-to-measure to around £6,000 for a bespoke tailored piece. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Many fashion houses in Europe, for example, have a made-to-measure tailoring service in which a standard pattern is modified to fit your frame, but exceedingly few can provide genuine bespoke: using a pat- tern based entirely on your measurements, begun from scratch, not adapted from a house block. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 In addition to bespoke throws, blankets and cushions, the house’s clientele can now choose from an array of made-to-measure categories including bedsheets, table settings and towels. Gisela Williams Emilia Petrarca John Wogan Jameson Montgomery Caitie Kelly Jameson Montgomery, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2024 Which is all to say the advantage of made-to-measure from a label that’s been operating at the highest level of Italian luxury going on 50 years should need no mention. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2023 The third level is where both men's and women's ready-to-wear and made-to-measure garments sit in private salons. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 18 Apr. 2023 Sizes range from 0-10, but customers also have the option for made-to-measure. Emilia Petrarca, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of made-to-measure was in 1885

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“Made-to-measure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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