If you are in the market for the bespoke suit, I wanted to highlight a few things that you should know before buying making an investment.
#1 Fabric Comes First
Remember, fabric choice comes first. There a hundreds of ways to make a suit, but it only will be as good as its raw ingredients. Fabric selection is the most important decision you will make when designing your suit. It will define how your bespoke suit will look, feel and perform. To start, look for a 100% worsted wool from a trusted mill in a “super 110s-120s” thread count. It will provide a combined value of luxury and durability. Super 180s and higher are delicate fabrics. These suits should be kept for special occasions or an event designed to make a stunning impression. They are not made for everyday wear. Truth is, you should invest in the most durable fabric that feels good in your hand, like “super 110s.”
#Style and Look
As your investment should last 5-10 year, stick to the classic style and avoid anything trendy. The truth be told, super cropped pants or oversized lapels should not have place in the design of your bespoke suit. Keep in mind, your body shape and weight should be relatively stable before committing to custom clothing wardrobe. Truth be told, an expensive and elegant custom suit might be a main drive for you to stay in shape.
Build your wardrobe from basics. Think of your first visit to the custom clothiers as a first step to the building a new wardrobe. The start should be with versatile basic and then build up wardrobe with more personal touches. Any solid blue or grey suit is appropriate as an office wear a few times a week, and it will not be notices. On the contrary, pinstripe fabrics will strike your coworkers right. If you already have a strong base and are looking for something specific, don’t be afraid to bring a picture reference.