A tailored suit is made to mirror the wearer resulting in a perfect fit. In other words, you will never find an off-the-rack suit that will fit you as well as a tailored suit. That is because standard sizes are not an exact science, so a size 40 suit in one shop might be slightly different on another. Making almost impossible to find a good suit at high street stores.
So why bother when you can simply get it tailored? Most people would think tailor made suits are expensive, something too expensive for them, but the true is that you can have a tailored suit without taking a second mortgage at your house.
If you have the money to get an off-the-rack suit, you have no excuse to put in a little extra to get the necessary alterations. It is baffling how there are still so many people walking around in suits that scream of not being their size. Perhaps a basic lesson on how a suit should actually look will clear things up for you.
Tailored Suit Basics You Need To Know
Let’s straighten things, shall we… the suggestion here is that you take your suit to a tailor, so it can be adjusted to if you properly, but before and jump out of your chair to drop your suit on the first tailor you see, here are a few insights on how a fitting suit should look and why is important.
Let’s start with the jacket. Your jacket has to hug your shoulder properly, allowing you to stand upright but at the same time, not allowing you to freely go for an overarm throw.
The sleeves should traditionally end at where your thumb joint begins. However, you can have it a little shorter if that’s what you prefer. But, it can’t be any longer than that. Let me rephrase: it must not be any longer than that.
The last but not least important part of your jacket are the sides. If the sides are off, it gives a rather shabby image, irrespective of how expensive your jacket is. Getting it right highlights what has become the popular ‘V silhouette.’
The ‘V silhouette’, plus the right length sleeves, and shoulder perfect hug are a team, working together to give you a smart and broad look. It allows you to be comfortable and dress to impress. A real must-have.
Moving on to the trouser, your first and foremost concern should be the length of the trouser. Off-the-rack trousers come extra-long with little or no finishing. How much you want to get it altered is again your preference, but this is something you can’t do without. The ideal length is to pin the trouser where your shoe starts. Whatever length you choose, just make sure you don’t clean the streets with your new trousers.
When it comes to fitting, make sure your trouser hugs you on the thighs, not on your waist. Not only is a tight waist uncomfortable but it is also a major sign that your trouser is not the right size for you.
As you can see, every single part of your suits works together to make you look good as adjustments will mirror your body shape: Where you are stocky, you need thinning, and where you are slim, you need fitting.
The last point now is for your to decide if is worth to have your suit adjusted by a tailor, or if you want to keep wearing a suit that is either too big or too small for you, here are some arguments to help you decide.
Is it worth it?
How often you wear a suit? What are the occasions you wear a suit?
Most people wear suits to go to work, then they attend meetings, go to conferences. If that is you, you can’t afford to wear a sloppy suit, as it will hurt your reputation and your ability to make deals, you need a better suit, and you need it now.
Even if you don’t wear a suit every day, you probably need one, most people where a suit for important occasions, therefore, you can’t look slack on your best friend’s wedding or your nephew’s first graduation.
We are told not to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, you have to look the part. The effort you put into your appearance illustrates how seriously you take your work and the places you go, and sometimes, it could be the difference between make or break.
Whether it is a promotion that you have worked hard for, or a dinner with family – a tailored suit is the best friend you can have. You simply can’t go wrong with tailored suits.
Yes, you will pay the price, but you will also enjoy the benefits of this investment for many years, as long as you keep your shape. Well, you have a lot of information to help you make your mind; and surely you know the benefits and importance of having a tailor-made suit, so we rest our case.