This article explains the profound differences between an off the rack suit and having a garment specially made for you during a custom process. When making for my clients I am usually faced with a time constraint as some garments are specially made for particular events. Try to plan ahead as most manufacturers take four to six weeks to fully make and deliver your custom suit. - Tim
The differences between an off-the-rack suit and a tailored suit are profound when it comes to how it transforms your look. Your occupation and body type don’t matter– a tailored suit is meant to fit your body, so it will ultimately look better on you than a generic, off-the-rack suit. Often stated as the lingerie of menswear, a custom-fitted suit is meant to accentuate the best assets of your body to create a sharp, elegant, and sexy look. Tailored, custom, or bespoke suits are considered the ultimate menswear purchase, and they’re worth every penny. Here are our top 5 reasons why owning a tailored suit will change how you look…and how you feel.
1. A Tailored Suit is Made to Fit Your Body
You may think that an off-the-rack suits fit you just fine. That’s probably because you’ve never worn a custom suit. Your body is unique, so why wouldn’t your suit fit you perfectly? Cut and sewn to fit you, a tailored suit should fit like a refined mold that accentuates your best features and disguises the ones you prefer to hide.
Furthermore, custom suits are meant to have a close fit that allow movement and comfort. They shouldn’t be so fitted that they restrict movement or tear. Meant to find the perfect balance between sexy and performance, a custom suit must look good and function well in your environment.
2. Materials Matter
Custom suits are like works of art; they’re made by experienced artisans who know how to handle exquisite materials. Simply put, a tailored custom-suit is made better, and with better materials, than off-the-rack suits.
At John H. Daniel, our suits are made by hand by the world’s finest tailors and with premium fabrics and materials. What that translates to is quality and longevity: a custom, tailor-made suit should last a lifetime. Whether visible or built within the suit, impeccable materials help retain the shape, drape, and meticulous fit of your custom suit throughout the years.
3. Handmade and Hand-Sewn
A handmade suit is not an ordinary handmade good. It’s an old-world tradition and expertly practiced trade. Supporting handmade and hand-sewn suits helps preserve a tradition that instinctually provides a level of detail, skill, fit, and quality that no machine can conquer.
Hand-sewn in the U.S.A by the world finest tailors, a John H. Daniel suit is sure to provide visible affirmations of luxury and quality. Every stitch will make you feel just as the suit looks — elegant and strong.
4. Personalized Design
Choosing a tailor-made suit is choosing unlimited personalization and design opportunities. Custom suits allow the wearer to design and express their personal style. From color and texture choices to accentuating details, taking part in the design process can be a rewarding element of buying and then wearing a custom-made suit. Building that unique suit you’ve always wanted can be an amazing experience that ultimately makes you feel like the best, and most true, you.
5. Time Saved is Money Saved
It’s true, custom suits do cost more than off-the-rack suits (for the many reasons stated above). However, think about the time you’ll save looking and searching for an off-the-rack suit that only “fits okay.” Chances are, you’ve travelled to different stores, possibly in different cities, and tried on hundreds of generically sized suits. What that amounts to is lost time…and money. Time and money that could be saved towards a custom suit that fits you beautifully.
While you may not walk out of the store with a suit-in-hand the same day, you’ve ultimately saved yourself from the unnecessary frustration that comes along with hunting for a decent suit, you’ve saved valuable time and money, and you’ll soon own the best suit you’ve ever worn.
John H. Daniel
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