A Custom Suit is a Man’s Best Friend

Most men know the feeling of pulling on a $200 off the rack suit and realizing it is not even close to a fit. But a true custom suit – like the ones famously made on Savile Row in London – takes up to five fittings and is artfully hand-sewn by master tailors. Its unique, flattering lines make it one of the most masculine garments in existence.

The difference in cost between off the rack and a custom/made to measure/bespoke suit can be a deal breaker for some. But the key is that in a reputable bespoke shop you have an expert walking you through the fabric choices, helping with styling options and handling the measuring/fitting process. This is the real value of a bespoke suit.

Bespoke suit tailors have a wide range of fabrics to choose from, including linen and cashmere. They also use quality inputs such as genuine horn buttons, durable bemberg linings and surgeon’s cuffs that can be customized to hold the various gadgets of modern life.

Be upfront with your tailor about how you will wear the suit and what situations. This will help him paint a picture of the suit for his hands. It may seem minor to you but it will help him decide on things like whether you want padded shoulders (spalla camicia) or non-padded shoulders, single or double breasted jackets and functional or decorative sleeve buttons. It will also help him determine if you want your sleeve length to be full length or 3/4. Custom suit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *