We don’t want to believe it, but the simple truth about our society is that people are very superficial. Do yourself a favor and don’t limit your chances by not looking your best whenever you can. It’s always better to be overdressed than under-dressed for any occasion. For many people out there, wearing a custom tailored suit on a regular basis has paid itself off in many ways and we would certainly recommend that you do the same! In addition to looking more handsome and sophisticated, you’ll feel a little more confident. Well, as with many things, there is a time and a place for everything. But sometimes you have to look better than normal, and there are innumerable occurrences if that’s the case that you should be wearing a custom tailored suit be it formal or casual. Custom suits really do have a great number of benefits that we know you’ll enjoy so here are a few tips on choosing the right custom suit.
First you really need to figure out what it is you need the bespoke suit for. A made to measure suit bought for work in a rather grave office atmosphere will be very different to one bought to wear to a summertime wedding in the country. You need to ask yourself what are you trying to lead into with the made to measure suit, what image do you want to create for yourself in the suit? What type of weather conditions will it be worn in, does the suit need to keep you warm or cool? All of this is going to determine the cloth used in your high quality custom suit. Lighter wools, linen, cotton or even seersucker for summer custom tailored suits, and heavier, worsted flannel or cashmere for the colder seasons. Then there is style preference. Double- or single-breasted jackets; peak or notch lapel; two- or three-piece; flat-front or pleated trousers? Single-breasted is more versatile and conservative, while double-breasted is confident and can, contrary to popular belief, have a slimming effect on the heftier men, who’d also be well advised to choose a roomier pleated trouser – a flat-front pant flatters the flat bellied. A peak lapel lends a sense of suppleness to the men with slanting shoulders. The waistcoat of a three-piece vaunts the key benefit of allowing a man to still look put-together even after doing away with his jacket, it’s a truly great piece to own.
The next thing on the list when choosing the right custom suit would have to be the fit. There are certain ways you can easily tell if a custom tailored suit fits you as it should and here they are. The shoulders the shoulder pads of your custom made to measure suit should lie flat on your shoulders and not protrude beyond them. The seam of the shoulder should always be in line with the seam of the sleeve where your arm meets your shoulder. The closure of the jacket should fit closely around your stomach but not too tight to avoid the awkward gaping at the buttons. A fist’s worth of room should be between yourself and the jacket. The back of the jacket should always fall as comfortable as possible in a straight line with the bottom edge wrapping over the top of the arc formed by the backside but not any lower than your knuckles. It should certainly not flare at the back above the buttocks or fall past them and sag, if it does then the jacket is too big. The seat, also known as the buttocks, should not pull tight against your buttocks - you will notice horizontal strains under the buttocks if this is the case, or drape loosely down the backs of your thighs - at which point you will notice gathered material, if you see any of these, then the pants do not fit. The length of the sleeve should never fall any lower than the base of your thumb. In fact it should show about half an inch of the shirt beyond the jacket cuff, always. The trouser break refers to the point where your trousers touch your shoe. The cuff should rest on the top of your shoe but it shouldn’t do much more than that, trousers that are too long will look sloppy.
Next you should look at things such as the shape, the color and the fabric in the suits. Some are more suitable for different seasons and different occasions. Start with the shape of the garment for your wardrobe selection. Shape is one of those qualities that will differ depending on your own personal shape in your custom suit design. A custom tailor will assist you in your effort to design a made to measure suit that is the most flattering option for your particular shape. If you are wearing the custom suit to a more formal occasion, then the silhouette needs to be tailored and form fitting. People will judge you based on your appearance, so your appearance should be flawless. The better the custom suit fits, the more appropriate it is for the occasion. A sloppy, ill-fitting suit can distract from some of the qualities that make you successful in a social setting. It is actually possible for an ill-fitting suit to hinder both your career and your personal life. People will fail to take you seriously if you are not dressed appropriately. The next element to consider when choosing the custom suit design that is most appropriate for you is the strength of the fabric that you choose. A quality fit cannot be outshined by a poor fabric choice. One of the first observations that a person makes about you pertains to the fabric content of your garment. A quality fabric says that you are a force to be reckoned with. Color is also an integral part of your custom suit design choice, and should fit your wardrobe selection easily. Colors like navy, black, and charcoal are staples when it comes to building your custom bespoke suit wardrobe. They are classic colors that will stand the test of time. In addition to choosing classic colors, you should also choose classic patterns in order to add variety to your wardrobe. The pinstripe is one of those patterns that is revisited season after season and should be one of your first choices when it comes to adding a pattern to your wardrobe. Once you have chosen a pinstripe, the next pattern that is a must have when it comes to custom suiting is the herringbone. Those two patterns can be worn year after year by simply changing the accessories that you pair with them in order to bring them in to the current season. Your wardrobe is one of those major investments that will help project you to the next level in terms of your career and personal life. If you look like an authority figure, then people will think of you in that light, and your custom suit is the first step in that direction. Choosing a bespoke suit with a great fit says that you are confident and knowledgeable in your position. Your custom suit will also say that you are ready to take on the next challenge in life.
If you still feel a little intimidated when choosing a custom made to measure suit, remember that it is perfectly normal and that many people find this process to be rather overwhelming. Take a break and remember that this is a fun process all about you. You don’t really need to stick to any fashion rules, your custom bespoke suit should be something that you are happy and comfortable in, plus your custom tailor will always be happy to help were they can.