Five things to know about tailor made suits

Every man should get a suit tailor made to fit him at least once in his life. One of the most satisfying feelings is putting on a garment that has been specifically created to fit the shape of your body. Aside from that, you are going to look absolutely fantastic in it. But what exactly makes a great tailor made suit?

Read on to find out the five things that make a sharp, and stylish, tailor made suit.

Some fabric on a Tailor’s work table

Fabric is Everything

A suit can be measured and sized perfectly to fit your form but if the material is poor then the suit will look bad. Research, consult with your tailor and choose a good quality fabric. Wool is a good, all-round choice. It breathes well and is cool in summer and warm in winter. Cashmere is an option for those wanting more luxury, while plant derived cotton breathes easily but is prone to more creasing than the other fabrics. 

Get Measured

Even if you think that you know your measurements, leave the measuring to your tailor. This is their job, and they are good at it. Often you can have some subtle asymmetry to your body that you may not even be aware of. A tailor’s precise measurement will ensure that your tailor made suits fits like a dream and makes you look even more dapper.

On this topic as well, when you decide to get a suit tailor made, try to make it at a point in your life when you don’t intend to have any major weight alterations. Your weight is never set in stone, but it may not be the best idea to get suit tailor made right before you intend to sign up to the gym to shed those extra kilos or put on some muscle bulk. Wait until you are at your ideal weight and then get your measurements taken.

Jacket Rules

A good fit for a jacket is essential. As a rule of thumb, about half an inch of shirt fabric should be visible at the cuff. The jacket should be as long as halfway past the palm of your hand when you are in a natural, relaxed stance.

Add a Personal Touch

The great thing about a tailored suit is that it is made for you. If you want a specific type of button or pocket style, just ask. It’s all yours.

Shop Around

The first tailor you find may not be the one for you. Do your research, talk to different tailors and find one that you are happy to work with. The patience spent waiting for the right person for the job is well worth the finished result!

Contact us For More Information

The team at Opal Formal Wear are men’s fashion experts. Contact us with any questions about made to measure suits or to arrange a fitting. We are available on the telephone on 03 9499 1471 or online.

Angelo Charitakis
Angelo Charitakis