The etymology of bespoke as a blog title
I was going to name my blog, Brent’s Big Fat Blog, but thought it too long. So I’ve decided to call it Bespoke, and hopefully, the tailoring world will not judge me too harshly. The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, or “to give order for it to be made” The term bespoke in fashion is reserved for individually patterned and crafted men’s clothing and often implies a high level of fit and finish. So what does bespoke mean as it relates to writing? I have no idea. I just like the word and the idea of an item that’s crafted with purpose and meaning. I’ve also carried many nicknames down through the years and an early grade school nickname was “B”. There you go. That’s the etymology of the blog title.