Day: August 19, 2019

Tips and Advice from Tailors on How to Buy a Custom Suit

Created and designed during the sartorial revolution of the 19th century, the suit has become one of the most commonly used formal attire in the world today. It has become a fashion staple that oozes with class and elegance while masking things like the person’s short legs, long arms and droopy shoulders. 

But in reality, it takes more than money (a top of the line one, can go up to $50,000 per piece) to get the best out of your three-piece suit. The good news is, designers and tailors are not shy when it comes to giving style tips and advice. In this article, we will take a closer look at the tips on how to look for the best suit when you are away from home.

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Find a good and perfect relationship

Finding a good tailor is as personal and essential as finding the right dentist and doctor. Every tailor in the world has their own way of cutting, designing and making the perfect coat, according to veteran designers and tailors. It is like learning how to write; we are all taught by our parents to write, but every person has different ways to do it. When you are looking for a potential suitor, it is worth looking at the designer or tailor’s past. Have they been in the business for a while? Is their business stable? 

Henry Poole, one of the biggest coat makers in the world, was established in 1806 and is considered as the inventor of the dinner jacket (or more commonly known as a tuxedo in America). They hold various Royal Warrants and designed for famous people like Emperor Napoleon III and Sir Winston Churchill. 

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When you are looking for a good tailor, make sure to ask if their business is stable. In this industry, you need to find a tailor who has a good history, stature and good with people. You have to make sure that you are comfortable around them. It is all about doing your due diligence by researching everything. 

A lot of respectable designers and tailors train their people through apprenticeships. It will ensure that the talent will be readily available to their business regularly. At most companies, apprentices need to prepare for four to five years. If the designer or tailor’s past checks out, make sure to look to the future of the relationship between you and the tailor. Good companies will also look for a long-term relationship with their clients. Tailors do not take customers seriously after only one visit to their shop. They become their customer after the second visit. 

Understand, know and learn the language

A custom is a custom jacket, right? Well, that is wrong. From a sophisticated and relaxed Italian design to the more organized British style, finding and choosing an outfit is more than fixating on the flannel or plumping for the pinstripe. …