Buying a custom suit takes time. Rushing the whole process can only result to regrets, thinking the suit could’ve been better. If you’re invited to a special meeting or event and you want a suit that will make a good impression, you need to make sure your tailor can deliver what they promised.
Here are 5 things you need to know before purchasing your first pair.
Your style changes.
Over the years, your sense of style can be different from what it is now. This means what you consider trendy today may not be as it is in the future. This is why sticking to a suit that can stand the test of time and fashion is imperative. A classic suit never goes out of trend zone, so it’s best to stick with it. This will save you a lot of time and money since you don’t have to buy another piece over and over again.
Take time to build your wardrobe, save up.
A custom suit is not a cheap investment. Without planning ahead, you run the risk of wasting thousands of dollars for jackets and trousers that you might not really use. Ideally, it’s recommended to plan your wardrobe 12 months (or so) ahead. This should be enough time for you to browse around to find sales and deals that will give more value for money.
Minimalism is key.
Especially if it’s your first time, wanting it all in a suit can be very tempting. But this can also lead to an overdesigned piece that you may end up not wearing.
Never make the mistake of adding too many details to your suit. Remember, the most timeless and sophisticated suits are those with simple construction. You want a versatile suit that works for any occasion and one that has just the right details for your intended use.
Beware of bad advice.
Some tailors will do everything in their power just to get you spending money on a suit. In addition, some may have a poor understanding of the material and fit.
Seek tailors with a good rep and knowledge of function, fabric, and fit. And when you find one, stick with them!
Work with the best tailors.
We all have different priorities and budget sizes, but saving time and money on buying a suit has a lot to do with finding the best providers in the industry. Working with the best tailors will give you more convenience since you don’t have to send back the garment over and over again to fix issues if any.
If you do encounter an issue, they must be willing to own up to their mistake and fix everything without taking much of your time. A good tailor practices strict quality control and takes care of their clients, making sure they are 100% satisfied once the garment is delivered.
Quality custom suits are indeed not cheap, but when done right, could be worth every penny. Save thousands of dollars and headache pills by following our advice above. Happy suit hunting!