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    off the peg clothes = off the rack clothes

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretating of the expression in bold in the following English text?

    “I need a new suit but I don’t like “off the peg” suits. I’m going to go to a tailor and have one made.”

    off the peg clothes= ready-made/ ready to wear clothes, store clothes

    To my mind the expression in question and the expression “off the rack” are 100% interchangeable.

    “She has all her clothes made; she never buys a dress off the rack.”

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: off the peg clothes = off the rack clothes

    Yes.
    'off the peg' is the old-fashioned expression. I think most people who would be conscious of the difference between 'off the rack' and bespoke would use 'off the rack'.

    It is also possible to buy designer clothes ready-made, referred to as prêt-à-porter.

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