Flaunt Your Looks in Stylish Designer Suit Pieces and Made to Measure Suits

Posted by Spier & Mackay on January 22nd, 2016

Made-to-measure, bespoke designer suits are the ultimate style expression of a gentleman who knows his way around power dressing and personal fashion. Suits are as much a wardrobe staple for men as little black dresses are for women. They are so versatile that they can be worn to the office, an evening event, a first date, a wedding, and most any formal or black-tie event. Suits bring out character and they instantly make the wearer look and feel handsome, gentlemanly, and well put-together.

While buying retail is no problem for some guys, others find it hard to find the perfect fit, off-the-rack. In fact, there is rarely a perfect fitting piece off-the-peg as far as suits are concerned. This is why most men prefer going bespoke when it comes to their suits.

When having made-to-measure suits tailored, there are certain things you should know to ask your tailor to make sure you are getting the suit you want at a price you can afford. One of the first things you should ask your tailor or your chosen suit shop is the kind of fabrics they offer. The world of truly high-quality menswear fabrics is small, and one with only a few major players. A good bespoke shop will offer you a good array of quality fabrics from trusted English and Italian mills.

In addition to suit fabric, another thing you should ask your tailor about is the kind of trims they use. A suit shop worth their salt only uses durable bemberg linings, and top quality trims (buttons, zips, etc.) to go with their luxury fabrics. Other inserts like collar and chest canvases, sleeve heads, shoulder pads, and felts should also be of the highest quality, because these things are difficult to differentiate by merely looking at a finished garment. You don't want a tailored suit with sagging shoulders, sleeves, and collars only after a few dry cleaning sessions.

Ask if the jacket is fully canvassed, partially canvassed, or fused. Ideally, you should always go for a fully canvassed suit, although this is the most time consuming type, as the canvas must be carefully cut to proportion and inserted in between the front panel and the facing to give the suit great structure. A full canvas also makes the jacket more dimensional, flexible, and more durable. However, fused and partially canvassed suits are also acceptable if you are pressed for time.

About the Author:

This article was written by Peter Kamel, Marketing Coordinator at Spier & Mackay. Spier & Mackay offers an easy online shopping experience based in Toronto & Mississauga. Their aim is to provide you with custom made dress shirts that fit perfectly. They have hundreds of different fabrics to choose from & you can certainly design your own dress shirt that reflects your personal style.

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