A bespoke suit is best: why your off-the-rack suit doesn’t compare

30 July 2015
A bespoke suit is best: why your off-the-rack suit doesn’t compare

An off-the-rack suit is great if you’ve a last minute event you need to dress for – it probably won’t fit very well and is unlikely to help you stand out in a crowd, but it’ll do the job. If, however, you’re after something that will fit you perfectly, flatter in all the right places and stand out as one-of-a-kind against others around you, then you need a bespoke suit. A bespoke suit is designed by you, for you, to match your style, tastes and shape. While you can’t get a bespoke suit overnight, it’s certainly worth the wait. Here’s why…

It’ll offer the perfect fit

It’s unlikely that you’ll ever find an off-the-rack suit that fits you perfectly. The sleeves will always be that little bit too long or too short, the trousers will almost definitely need taking up and the width will probably be all wrong. When you have a bespoke suit made for you, you will be measured before the suit is made and again when you are wearing it to ensure it fits you just right. Your bespoke suit can be made to fit you exactly as you want it to.

You can be picky

When buying off-the-rack you’re lucky if you find a suit that’s roughly your size, so you don’t have much of a choice when it comes to style. When having a bespoke suit made just for you, you can pick and choose the features of the suit to match your specifications. You can choose between certain materials, colours, patterns and styles, mixing and matching to create your unique suit. If you’re picky about your lapels or even the colour of your buttonholes, you can design your jacket to your liking and experiment with your features.

You could save money

Many presume off-the-rack to be cheaper than creating a bespoke suit, but if you’re buying designer off-the-rack you can end up paying a great deal more for a suit that isn’t quite what you were looking for! If there’s a designer suit you like the look of but it doesn’t fit your size or your budget, then why not replicate it for less? You could save a lot of money by avoiding the label and creating your own suit, and it will fit you better too!

It’ll be one of a kind

If you opt for off-the-rack it’s more than likely that you could turn up to work or to an event wearing the same suit as someone else. To avoid any embarrassment and to ensure you stand out, create something totally unique. Add your own personal touches that reflect your personality, go for monogrammed cuffs or an unusually coloured lining and your suit will never be mistaken for anyone else’s.

If you’re fed up of going for off-the-rack and being disappointed and are considering investing in a bespoke suit, contact the professionals at Hemingway Tailors and let’s get to work!

Abbas Mahmood
Abbas Mahmood
As a lifelong purveyor of fashion, Abbas has been writing for Hemingway Tailors for 2 years, keeping readers up to date with style trends and delivering a regular insight into the world of tailoring.
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