“Like many of his former regular customers, it was on Herbert Kryza’s recommendation that I came to visit Ruth Sprenger. Herbert Kryza, the legendary bespoke tailor from Klagenfurt (Austria), with a national and international reputation. Regardless if it is about simple or complicated repairs or alterations of older garments, or ordering a new bespoke suit, Ruth Sprenger’s way of working in is line with the craftmanship tradition of her profession. In the accellerated pace of fashion, in which even expensive designer pieces are often manufactured below par, the unique masterpieces coming into existence in Ruth Sprenger’s atelier, are made from fabrics that will be handled accurately and laboriously. Ruth Sprenger’s core competence is the elegant classic gentleman’s garment and consulting her will immediately show that this empathetic yet pleasantly reserved bespoke tailor, has not only a profound knowledge about fabrics, cutting and design, but will also advise on and pay attention to the smallest details. Therefore every single fitting at her atelier in the Liebiggasse will turn into a memorable event, until ultimately one is allowed to take the desired masterpiece home. In times when true craftsmanship is on the verge of extinction, this lady with the vivid passion for her profession, embodies a true glimmer of hope. We are talking about the art of creating bespoke garments at the highest level.”
"Dear Ruth Sprenger, I would like you to be aware of my enthusiasm and gratitude for the wonderful jacket and matching pants. My friends admire both the style as well as the fit of both garments. Every single time I go out, I utterly enjoy the appriopriate design (let’s call it “old fashion”) of both pieces – as they embody my specific requirements/wishes, referring to the fashionable types of garments from around the turn of the 20th century and the Roaring Twenties/Thirties respectively. Especially in modern times, where “slim fit” à la Kern, Kurz and company seems to be the norm, I feel very much at ease in the garments you created. Currently, pants for both men and women are being designed significantly wider. Hurray, I am a trendsetter. I am and would like to remain one of your regular customers and highly appreciate your advice as well as taking my presonal requirements into consideration – not to mention your personale engagement. I WILL RETURN and look forward to our next personal meeting. Kind regards,"
"I feel so fortunate to have discovered Ruth Sprenger! As a film and TV actress, it is frequent that I need costume and clothing altered or custom made. Discussing/envisioning a garment is always a dream with Ms. Sprenger. She is a master of tailoring. She perfects the fit. She always understands exactly what I am talking about and what a garment needs for the desired result. She is full of creativity, ideas and suggestions. She proposes beautiful fabrics, and is full of ingenuity and skill. I am confident that with her I can obtain the result I am looking for. She has made clothing of the highest quality and fit for my personal wardrobe, made alterations of some of my vintage clothing from Yves Saint Laurent, perfecting the fit to look great on my body. Ms. Sprenger has an excellent work ethic, always delivering the highest quality down to the finest detail, on time as promised! I can only give her the highest of recommendations. FIVE STARS!!!"
"In Praise of Ruth Sprenger … There are occasions in life when how you appear determines success or mediocrity. Feeling confident in your clothing makes a great difference. I had such a test recently, and had a special blue blazer made for the occasion. Ruth is a master tailor who brought this blazer and other special pieces of my wardrobe to reality."
“Ruth Sprenger has equipped me with comfortable winter and summer suits. Thanks to the additional pockets in both jackets and pants, I have no need of a briefcase when I am underway. For any future requirements, I will be more than happy to visit my proficient tailor.”
"Ruth Sprenger has cut me an exclusive bespoke three-piece suit and I am still receiving numerous compliments on the final result. Her service and guidance are outstanding. She only uses high quality fabrics – in my particular case it was Ermenegildo Zegna’s Traveller – because she demands the highest standards of quality, perfection and especially of elegance. My bespoke suit (“the Blue Beauty”) shows how stylistically versatile she is, how perfect her tailoring, how excellent her manual craftmanship and attention to details – this is what uncompromising, outstanding quality looks like. Conclusion: Ruth Sprenger is an excellent master tailor and one of Vienna’s best men’s bespoke tailors – unreserved recommendation.”
“I highly appreciate Ruth Sprenger’s craftmanship, because she passionately follows her vocation instead of just doing her job. The suits and jackets that she created for me, reflect this passion, as each of these garments fits to absolute perfection. As she not only uses the finest fabrics from famous suppliers like Zegna, but also has adviced me timeless-classic fitting styles, each of my garments is still in immaculate shape after many years, and can be worn without any limitations.”
“The suits from the Sprenger Atelier tend to move with me, unnoticeable, like an exquisite second skin, and fit to prefection. I am fascinated, that these sheer perfect garments success in making me feel really beautiful.”
“From the cutting, through every fitting session, the pressing, until the very last stitch, everything gets done by one pair of hands only!”
“Ruth Sprenger is a true master at her profession. She is versatile, flexible and creative and she is able to fulfil almost every wish regarding style, fitting style and functionality. Moreover, she is also very reliable and strictly keeps all of her agreed appointments. I have already tried out several tailors, but Ruth Sprenger was the first and the only one, with whom I was fully satisfied. Meanwhile, I have her create me multiple suits, jackets, pants and a coat – all of these garments fit to perfection and possess the highest quality. These garments do not just look extremely good, they are also a real pleasure to wear and one is able to move around freely in them.”
"I could not recommend Ruth more highly. As a petite woman working in a traditional field, I have been to many tailors for workwear over the years, and not one has had such high levels of good judgment, skill, and understanding of form as Ruth. Her professionalism and service is also outstanding; no job is too small or large, and estimated turnover times are always speedy and reliable. Thank you, Ruth!"
“Very competent and friendly consultation. Excellent price/value ratio. Alterations and bespoke garments are always perfect.”
“A perfect doctor understands the science AND the art of healing. Ruth Sprenger, who informed me that she also studied philosophy, succeeds in achieving this in her profession. A Sprenger bespoke suit does not only make you look good, it also makes you feel well; the doctor would call it health care. Ruth Sprenger is firstline protection against bad taste. Ruth Sprenger, the leading “chief physician” in her line of business.”
"Due to a rather constricted schedule (18 days), I urgently needed an elegant three-piece suit and subsequently discussed this with Ruth Sprenger during a personal meeting. Considering the short notice, I selected one of the fabrics that was in stock, though after 2 days during cutting, it turned out that due to quality concerns, this particular piece of cloth was no longer usable (due to discolorations). During the next visit, a new fabric was selected, which was delivered within 2 days – after a telephone call with the supplier. Within the next 10 days a true masterpiece, including all desired personal demands, was finalized. Not only do I immensely like this suit, it was also very well-received during the special occasion – people judged it as elegant and sophisticated. Naturally, bespoke quality comes at a certain price point – but the differences in quality and craftmanship are truly visible. Nothing strains, there are no awful creases and the suit fits perfectly – as if it were a second skin! Last but not least, I would need to point out the fact that the complete three-piece suit was created at very short notice. Thank you for this successful masterpiece! Should you, dear reader, appreciate exquisite garments, then I can only recommend Ruth Sprenger’s craftsmanship – because of her technical mastery, you will be at the right place as well as being well dressed."
"Biking on my way to work, a quotation on the door of a bespoke atelier, always managed to catch my eye: “The most essential impact of elegance is: hiding the effort it requires.” (Honoré de Balzac). This very citation brought me to Ruth Sprenger’s salon, concerning my forthcoming marriage. Prior to the creation of my wedding suit, she suggested an in-depth conversation to understand my personal requirements – enabling her to create the suit. The handing over of this wonderful garment, also ended with an impressive quote from Ruth Sprenger: “I have incorporated lots of happiness”. Since then, Ruth Sprenger built multiple garments for me, in which I can see both of her vocations – philosophy and bespoke tailoring – unified in an impressive and surprising way. These are garments that Ruth Sprenger hands over to me, as a companion on my life’s journey. And every single time I am putting them on, it pleases me to wear garments that not only radiate the highest tailoring quality, but also embody subtlety and intellect."
"Precision, style, know-how as well as passion for the craftmanship of bespoke tailoring – Maestra Sprenger epitomizes all of this. Gentleness is another hallmark. Many of these features she has inherited from Alfred Konsal, the unique master tailor of Vienna’s 7th district. Konsal gave up his atelier years ago. Being a former customer of Konsal, enables me to highly value Ruth Sprenger’s skills – I can only recommend her creations."
Pants are like a poem. Only suitable for festive/gala occasions.
"A noteworthy address for those who do not simply put on their clothes, but wish to be well-dressed. Perfect bespoke garments from a passionate master tailor. Handmade garments designed to fit the individual customer, lasting for decades, timeless – offering the opportunity to enlarge your understanding of garments and tailors."
"Both the meticulous selection of excellent fabrics as well as the high level of vigorous craftmanship, have convinced me quite quickly. Already during the process of creation, I enjoy the visible and the tangible progress – during the subsequent fittings I am eagerly looking forward to the finalization. And the ongoing joy of bespoke suits, lasting many years shows the proverbial “man made perfect.”
As an "institution" in the fabrics industry, with extensive experience in the clothing industry at the highest level, for once I really wanted to do something really good for myself and have a truly bespoke jacket made. Made from extremely delicate Fox Brothers Lambswool (Somerset Jacketings) and fitted with lining and haberdashery from Bernstein & Banleys (Cupro Jaquard Linings and pure Horn Buttons – ofcourse the dull ones – with the beautiful saucer style) it ought to become a super lightweight and “cosy as a housecoat” jacket. Due to the Coronavirus a lot of time passed, so the second fitting was even scheduled months after the first baste fitting – during which time my weight also increased, unfortunately. The bespoke part was a true delight. Consulting such a knowledgeable tailor, regarding details (lining, unpadded shoulders, the size of the armhole, setting of the sleeves, shape of the pockets etc.) was a pleasant anticipation. The second fitting was the most exciting exercise. Amendments to the fitting, minor balance corrections, deciding on shape and size of the lapels and collar, as well as finishing details (where ought the upper button to be placed and most important where would the buttonhole be located for a three-roll-two jacket). Subsequently, a mere three days passed till the third fitting (my compliments for the strong work ethic). The finalized piece of art: the sheer comfort – justice was done to the fabric in every possible aspect. The unstructured shoulder and setting of the sleeves would certainly not have been executed any better in Naples, Italy. The precision of the finishing and the beauty of the details (multiple inner pockets), button holes etc – a pleasure! Notwithstanding slight bodily shortcomings, I feel dressed favourably. The price-quality ratio is very appropriate, when I realize that a Brioni or Zegna off-the-rack jacket would have cost exactly the same. An experience from conception to the final handing over of the jacket that I do not repent – a genuine compliment. I already have ideas for mutual future projects.
Obviously, to a perfect garment naturally also belongs a perfect, high quality fabric. Such a fabric requires optimal craftmanship, as well as first class quality accessories like horsetail hair and silk lining, threads, yarn etc. All these components will be incorporated in full harmony by Ruth Sprenger. This garment will adapt itself to the body’s particular shape and thereby offering superb comfort in wearing, that can only be achieved by being truly bespoke handmade as well as being pressed into the beautiful shape of bespoke.
"The suit has spoken:
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