We love bespoke suits to no extent, and every man wants that one suit which brings out the best in him and sets him apart from the rest. One that can be worn on special occasions or business meetings and will always make heads turn. This reason alone is enough to include a few tailor-made suits in your wardrobe.
A ludicrous fact is that most men who shop for suits end up visiting high-end boutiques and purchase them because of the brand name rather than the quality. Even then, that suit may rarely fit you well. Instead, for those special occasions when something off-the-rack will not do, invest in a tailor-made suit that fits you well.
Let’s make this task easy for you. Follow these simple steps to get your hands on the best piece.
Step 1: Find a Reliable Tailor
Wondering where to find such a tailor? Don’t worry. They can be easily sought in stores where you buy your suit material. For e.g. most Siyaram’s Shops have the Tailor Fit Service where you can get a high-end bespoke suit. If this doesn’t work out, then turn to friends, family and colleagues. Ask around a bit, gather information and pick out the best.
Step 2: Select your Fabric
Right after you’ve found yourself a reliable tailor, the next step is getting fabric. Buy a fabric of your choice. Be sure of your choice. You might want to take a second opinion before the final purchase and the last opinion should be of the tailor. Ensure that you buy enough fabric, and don’t compromise on the quality.
Step 3: Talk to the Tailor
Your tailor will take all the required measurements. Even though the tailor has created numerous suits, it is important to maintain an open communication with him at all phases of your suit’s fabrication. Ask questions, give feedback. In short, be clear about how the final piece will look so that you don’t end up being disappointed. Mention even the tiniest of details like how would you want your suit to fall on your shoulders, waist, shoes, etc.
Step 4: Decide on the Style
How should the suit appear? Should it be two-buttoned or three-buttoned? These little confusions are typical. Gather information about ongoing trends. Search magazines and find what designs are trendy and stylish. Maybe even cut out a magazine image. In case you don’t really follow fashion trends, go for a classic suit. Discuss your requirements with the tailor. A tailor can also tell you what best complements your body type and flatters your size.
Step 5: Customize it
Tailored suits offer great scope for adding personal touches to make your suit look genuine and unique. Discuss these with the tailor to make your suit even more appropriate.
Step 6: Ultimate fitting
The suit is ready now. Meticulously check every minute detail. Don’t be reluctant about asking for little adjustments. Remember, YOU are paying for the suit. Ensure everything fits you in the desired way. The tailor will personally observe each and every bit of the suit to make sure it fits you perfectly, but you should do your bit to be on the safe side. If you are not content with the appearance, you might want the tailor to reconsider some bits. Take along a fashion forward friend that knows about suits to avoid tunnel vision during the various fittings.
And there you have it, the essence of tailored suits- its uniqueness. You wouldn’t need to have it altered several times before it fits you perfectly. All these little perks definitely override buying a popular brand name.