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Considering Made-To-Measure? Here's 4 Questions to Ask First

Dreaming of garments that align perfectly with your unique shape? Well, at Thief & Bandit we're all about embracing individuality, but before you jump into the realm of made-to-measure, here’s four essential questions to ask first:


Is there a gap in your wardrobe that you can't fill because of fit?

Have you ever found yourself lusting after the perfect pair of pants, only to have your dreams crushed by the seemingly unattainable fit? We get it – living in leggings and joggers forever can be tempting, but there comes a time when your wardrobe yearns for a touch of variety. Fear not, for custom sizing at Thief & Bandit is here to rescue you from the clutches of ill-fitting clothes!

So, maybe it’s not pants, but it’s a drapey tee that fits both your shoulders and your bust? If you could find it, it WOULD be a staple. What is that thing for you? Custom sizing bridges that gap between your fashion aspirations and reality. Whether it's that body-con dress you've been lusting after or the perfectly tailored pair of pants that can transition seamlessly from work to play, Thief&Bandit's custom pieces are like your fashion fairy godmother, making your wardrobe fantasies flawlessly tangible.


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Is there a go-to item in your current wardrobe that you wear on repeat and therefore worth the investment?

Let's talk about that go-to garment that's your partner in crime, accompanying you on countless adventures. It's practically an extension of your identity! Now, imagine having a wardrobe with multiple high-waisted pants, dressy tees, boxy button-ups, or dresses that you never cease to be tired of. These are the pieces that are a no-brainer to invest in made-to-measure. Ready to go? Here’s our intake form to start the process.


Do you know how to measure yourself? (Here's the steps!)

If not, no worries! We're here to demystify the process for you. Measuring yourself might sound as intimidating as solving a complex equation, but trust us, it's a breeze. So, let's break it down step by step. Grab a soft measuring tape (string and a ruler will do in a pinch!) and get ready to embark on your custom-sizing journey with Thief&Bandit:

  • Bust Measurement: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure the tape is parallel to the ground and not too tight or too loose. Take a relaxed breath and record the measurement in inches or centimeters, whichever you prefer.

  • Waist Measurement: Locate the narrowest part of your waist, usually an inch or two above your belly button. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, ensuring it's snug but comfortable. Again, keep the tape parallel to the ground and record the measurement.

  • Hip Measurement: Find the fullest part of your hips, which is usually around 7-9 inches below your waist. Wrap the measuring tape around this area, making sure it's parallel to the ground. Ensure the tape is comfortably snug but not overly tight, and record the measurement.

  • Additional Measurements: Depending on the garment and your personal preferences, you might need additional measurements. For pants or skirts, you can measure your inseam by running the tape from your crotch down your inner leg to the bottom of your ankle (right where your ankle meets your foot). Make sure to stand up straight when taking this measurement, and ask a friend for help if needed. For dresses or tops with unique design features, note down any other relevant measurements that could enhance the fit.

Once you've collected these measurements, it's time to share the love with us. Send over the numbers through this form here and Mitch will start to work his magic. The result? A piece that drapes perfectly and ensures your comfort.

Custom sizing with us isn't just about numbers; it's about empowering you to embrace your uniqueness. No more generic fits or settling for almost-right styles!

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Do You Believe in the Power of Self-Love?

Custom sizing isn't just about garments; it's a journey towards embracing your unique beauty. Thief&Bandit stands for celebrating the artistry of every body, and every gender expression. It's a statement that says, "I'm perfect, just as I am." By choosing custom, you're celebrating your worth, spreading positivity, and inspiring others to embrace their individuality too.

In a world where fashion often tries to fit us into predefined molds, we believe in a different narrative. Our made-to-measure pieces tell your story, accentuating your curves, your lines, your essence. This isn't about conforming; it's about being unapologetically you. Whether you're a trendsetter, a rule-breaker, or a style-shifter, custom sizing is your invitation to shine.

So, if you've been holding back from custom sizing because of the measurement process, fear not! Armed with your measuring tape and this easy guide, you're ready to embark on a journey that leads to garments tailor-made for you. Remember, it's not just about the tape and numbers; it's about a statement of self-love, a celebration of your body, and a commitment to authenticity.


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