A tailor made suit is the ultimate luxury item and something we believe every man should own at least one of at some point in his life. Nothing quite beats the way a suit, which has been made with you and only you in mind, fits and feels with great attention being paid to all aspects of design and fit, from measurements to cut, cloth and style. A tailor made suit is without a doubt a worthwhile investment and should stand the test of time when it comes to style and quality, but if you’re not already convinced, here’s a few reasons why you should be.
Exceptional fit and feel
There is probably no ‘off the rack’ item of clothing that fits you perfectly, simply because it wasn’t designed specifically for you, but for all men of a vaguely similar size.
The art of bespoke tailoring is that the suit takes into account every centimeter of your arms, legs, chest, waist, shoulders, back, wrists and so on.
This is extremely important, as no two people are the same. It’s also important to note that we’re not all perfectly symmetrical; for example, in most cases men’s shoulders slope more on one side than they do on the other.
Wearing a suit that fits you all over, and not just in the trouser length will make you feel a million dollars, and will make other people take notice too.
Fabric also plays a huge part in how you ultimately feel in a suit. Choose a fabric that you’re most comfortable in bearing in mind the purpose of the suit. 100 % worsted wool in a super 120 thread is always good combination for luxury and durability. You can find out more about fabrics here.
It will help you keep the weight off, (no really!)
If you’re investing in a bespoke suit then you want to make sure you’ll be wearing it in years to come, therefore it’s important that you consider your body shape before you have a fitting.
If you plan on losing weight, or building muscle then it may be best to wait until you’re at a size or shape you’re happy with.
In the same respect, a good suit can help you keep the weight off in the long term. As Robert O’Byrne says in his book, The Perfectly Dressed Gentlemen… “a bespoke suit is as good as gym membership – both make sure you take care of yourself.”
It goes without saying, that something that has been lovingly hand crafted and taken several days to create is going to last longer than something that took a fraction of the time and was made by a machine.
The skill and craftsmanship that goes into creating a suit from scratch, from selecting the highest quality fabrics, to overseeing every single stitch, offers an unrivaled quality to an alternative ‘off the peg’ option, and your tailor will always be there to help with any alterations in the future.
Another major difference in quality is the hand canvas lining, which you just don’t get in shop bought suits.
The canvas, made from wool and mohair acts as the bones to your suit and allows it to follow the contours of the body for a natural and more relaxed fit, without looking limp. It also reduces creases, which is always a bonus!
No one else will have one like it
The beauty of a hand crafted suit is that no one else will have the same one as you! It’s completely unique and therefore a great opportunity to add a few personal touches.
When buying off the peg you’re limited to a select number of styles. Having your own tailor made suits means you get to choose the fabric, style and cut, including any other little details you may want to include, such as pocket design or the cuff buttons.
For bespoke enquiries please call James Hodkinson on 01270 580716 or send your details to our dedicated email address [email protected] and we will call you to discuss your requirements.