Here at A Suit That Fits, it’s long been our motto that every man can – and should – get a custom tailored suit. Price, availability and know-how prohibited men in the past – but today, with the help of online tailors like ourselves, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t own one.
Besides the fact that there are no longer real obstacles to the possession of a bespoke tailored suit, many positive reasons exist as to why you should get your next suit tailored.
Here’s our top 5.
It goes without saying that the fit of a custom tailored suit knocks the off-the-peg suit out of the ballpark.
While you can find some nice suits at off-the-rack department stores, if you want the perfect fit – and that includes waist, shoulders, jacket length, sleeve length, armholes and trousers – the only way to achieve it is with a custom tailored suit.
As we always say: Never compromise on fit.
Custom tailoring gives you total control over the look of your suit.
Why should fashion houses dictate the style of your suit? Even if you manage to find a suit that fits you “well enough” (which isn’t good enough to be honest), you’re bound to have to accept all kinds of details that you didn’t have any say over, whether it’s the shape of your lapels or the style of your pockets.
The tradition of a man having complete control over the makeup of his garments goes back to Medieval times. Only now is it truly affordable. So why not take control?
Fit isn’t just about comfort. Wearing a custom tailored suit makes you look amazing because it’s shaped completely to your body.
You know what they say about a suit? “A suit is to women as lingerie is to men.” Well, that only holds true if the suit fits you. There’s nothing less flattering on a man’s frame than a suit that hangs off him.
According to a 2012 study from Northwestern University, the kind of clothes you wear can actually affect how well you work.
Scientists asked people to perform certain tasks wearing professional items of clothing and the results suggested the garments helped improve performance.
If you’ve been wearing a suit to work everyday for years, you probably know that already. The suit keeps you focused and in control. Get one tailored and this power is surely tripled.
You’ve invested a lot of time in your career: getting educated, climbing the ladder, practicing your interview and self-presentation skills. You don’t want your wardrobe to be the bad egg in your set of professional skills.
If you’re a careerist, you owe it to yourself to bring your best self into the office. And one way to do this is by having your suit tailored. Then, not only will you be the best worker, you’ll look the part doing it, too.