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Why is a tailored suit better than buying off the rack?


Buying a new suit can often seem arduous or even monotonous. There can be many options to choose from, and then you need to find the right size. Many people dismiss the idea of going tailor-made, but have you ever really thought about why? The truth is that purchasing a tailor-made suit is a much wiser decision, and in this article, we will explain the benefits of doing so.

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Let’s start with the big question on everyone’s mind, the cost. A common myth is that tailored suits are unaffordable, but they will save you money. On top of that, you’re buying a better fit, saving time, improving your confidence, and ascertaining a superior quality product that you can use to truly express yourself.

The perfect fit

An off-the-rack suit can leave an impression that you don’t care about your appearance. Whether it hangs baggily or is a bit tight fitting, making you appear uncomfortable, it is not a good look. Therefore, one of the majorreasons to wear a tailored suitis to create a suit that makes you look great.

An expert tailor will cut a perfectly measured suit that is made to look like it was destined to be on your body – because it is. You can’t beat the opportunity to communicate with your tailor and have them make an ensemble that will accentuate the parts of your body that you want to boast and hide the imperfections that you might not feel so confident about.

On top of this, onlookers will perceive you more positively as you stride confidently with perfectly hemmed trousers and a made-to-fit jacket. Of course, everyone cares about what other people think, so it is ideal for making sure that all assumptions are good when you’re seen in your dazzling tailored suit.

When wearing a tailored suit, an essence of confidence is also added to your look. When you feel confident, it shows, which will also sway people’s perceptions of you. No matter how good an off-the-rack suit may seem, it will always pale in comparison to that of a perfectly measured suit tailored to your size and taste.

You’ll save time

A tailored suit will not only look fantastic, but surprisingly, it will save you much more time than buying off the rack. Although the idea of multiple visits to your tailor might seem tedious, it is worth it on many levels.

Putting the final product’s appearance aside, buying a suit in the future will be plain sailing once your tailor has your measurements down. Of course, the initial stages might require a few visits to ensure the suit is tailored perfectly to your liking, but this will only need to be done once.

When purchasing off the rack, you will spend a more significant amount of time trying on each part of the suit compared to visiting your tailor. It is more than likely that you will spend hours browsing options, in and out of the changing rooms. If you add them all up, a tailored suit will definitely save you time.

It is actually cost-effective

Though a tailored suit will come at a higher price than off the rack, money will undoubtedly be saved in the long run. This is because a good tailor will invest time to make sure that every inch of your suit is made to an exceptionally high standard. This extra care means the suit will be much higher quality than anything you see on the rack.

It is also less likely that you will want a new suit when you see how perfectly your tailored suit hugs your body. When you buy off the rack, you are settling for whatever you can find, and you will probably soon want to buy another when you notice those imperfections.

Your tailor’s attention to detail will not end with style and stitching but will be carried through to the choice of fabric required for the suit’s intended purpose. Any standardised suit produced in a production line is at risk of failing to meet your needs. Anybody who regularly wears an off-the-rack suit will know its quality can soon deteriorate. This problem is easily solved when you choose tailor-made.

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Boast your individuality

A perfectly fitting, long-lasting, superior-quality suit that saves you money is better than anything you find premade. However, there is one important detail we haven’t mentioned yet. That’s you and your style.

Nobody wants to look the same as anybody else, and by buying off the rack, you’re guaranteed to do so. Adding your unique style to a suit is one of the best features of going tailor-made.

Nothing is better than choosing the finite details that will boast your personality. You will have the freedom to select the style of the shirt collar, the size of the lapels, the colour of the fabric, the length of the trousers, and even the stitching.

With a tailored suit, you are not only buying yourself a suit, but you are also creating something 100% individual to show the world who you are.

Feeling tempted?

There you have it. Now you should have a good idea of what each of these terms means and what method you might want to go for when getting your next suit. As bespoke tailors, we naturally recommend opting for a bespoke suit as it offers a superior fit and endless customisation. This way, you can make your suit your own and present yourself with confidence.

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