Sunday, 26 October 2008


Just poking fun at Pia. (read #3)

Bespoke is employed in a variety of applications to mean an item custom-made to the buyer's specification. The term historically was only applied to tailored clothing, shirts and other parts of men's apparel involving measurement and fitting, and where the buyer is given total control over the fabric used, the features of the garment, and the way the garment should be made.

Bespoke is also a very groovy sounding lyrical word. Now tell me dear readers, do you like the word 'bespoke' or not?


Brilliant Asylum said...

I had to look up the word a few months ago too. Do I use it? Rarely, if ever. I usually just go with "custom".

corine @ hidden in france said...

I detest the word 'sauerkraut' and 'helping' as in: 'may i have another helping of your delicious sauerkraut.'

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do.

Gillian said...

I like bespoke.
It bespeaketh to me.

I also love the words profligate, and flotsam, and jetsam.
All wasteful words. But they sound so, full.

pia said...

aren't you naughty!

Great post Liberty, somehow, when YOU say it, it doesn't sound so bad. I'm glad you love it. I think my problem is its current overuse and it seems particularly overused in my field of work - you know how some words go through trends? Well this is one of them, and suddenly everything is bespoke - people, businesses, you name it. By all means, use it any time (I shall not hold your love of it against you :-) )xx

Anonymous said...

OooH! I love that photo in the background of the picture. I wanit.