There are certain misconceptions about bespoke suits which we’ve all heard about – and one of the biggest ones is that it is really expensive. Yes, a bespoke suit may be costlier and more expensive than your average off-the-rack suit, but it isn’t that expensive if you have a good idea where to look. Besides, if you’re willing to spend a bit more to look better, then a bespoke suit is a worthwhile investment indeed. There are many advantages to bespoke suits, and they can give you a lot of value for your money for the simple reason that they can last for a very long time. But apart from this, they come with other advantages as well. So what are these advantages, then? Here are the top three advantages of a bespoke suit – and why more men are going for it.
- The fit will always be better
If you want to look good in your suit, the first rule of thumb is to look for a suit that fits you well. And you can’t really get that with a ready-to-wear suit – something will always be amiss simply because your left arm may be a bit longer than your right, your shoulder width won’t follow the suit’s generic pattern, and so on. But with a bespoke suit, you know that it will be the right fit for your body because it is made for you. It will adhere to your precise measurements and the different areas of your body which are often problem areas if you go for ready-to-wear suits, such as the neck, sleeve length, trouser length, and more. With bespoke suits, you can have a suit designed to expressly fit and flatter your body type and make you look (and feel) better.
- The use of high-quality materials
As we already mentioned, bespoke suits can last for a long time – even decades! If you don’t believe us, look through your father’s wardrobe, and you’re bound to see a retro suit from the 70s tucked away in one corner, still looking spic and span and as good as new (despite the smell of mothballs). The thing with bespoke suits is that they are handmade by not just one but a few tailors, and these tailors are trained to look at every single detail. Tailors are trained to be precise, and this is just what you will get with a bespoke suit: precision. Not only this, but you can be sure that the tailors will make use of high-quality materials. It’s useless to have a well-made suit if the materials aren’t up to par with particular standards, after all. Having a bespoke suit allows you to choose higher-quality fabrics as well, from cotton to wool to blended or artificial fibres, silk, and so on, and this gives you another significant advantage of having a suit that’s ideal for your environment.
Of course, while you can’t really go ‘all out’ with your suit and choose whatever suits your fancy (you still want to look formal and business-like, after all), you can still showcase your style with your bespoke suit by selecting different fabrics, different colours, different collar designs, and other features such as the shape of the cuffs, the pocket shapes, the patterns, and a lot more.
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