Men's suits evoke elegance and sophistication. They should always enhance men’s silhouette, never otherwise. Everyone should bear in mind that the steps to choose a great bespoke suit are not easy. They are often more difficult to acquire, but nothing is compared to a second skin feeling.
If you're thinking about getting a bespoke suit, we recommend you to follow our guide.
Undoubtedly, a bespoke suit is an investment that every man should do at least once in their life. To ensure that the investment is well done, it’s necessary to choose the right tailor. Note that the secret of a good suit is to enhance the most interesting parts of your body and disguise what we need to hide. If the tailor that you have chosen is a good one, you will see how your silhouette is enhanced and everything gets fit. This is the art of bespoke tailoring.
Consider the purpose of the suit is essential at the time of deciding how it should be. If you want to use it on a daily basis, the fabric scheme will have to be more resistant (for example, sipke). However, if you are looking for a suit for special occasions, you will have to choose fabrics with more fall, fluidity and, ultimately, less weight.
It’s recommended to opt for a blue navy or dark grey. Neither a light colour nor the overwhelming darkness of black. The aim is to choose a versatile color. On the other hand, blue ink is becoming very popular and it can provide a personal touch, so it’s also a good choice.
If your first bespoke suit, the most recommended fabric is cool wool, which allows you to wear it in any season. There are other fabrics such as cashmere, linen and cotton that are popular too . Flannel and tweed are a great fabrics for day suits.
The three-button jacket is more traditional than the two-button, and this one much more than the single button. The first one is recommended for tall and slim bodies, meanwhile the others are suitable for short and stocky bodies. The double-breasted jacket is considered more formal than the simple-breasted one. In addition, cuffs usually carry three or four buttons, but you can bring a personal touch carrying fewer, only one or two.
Nothing feels better than a slim fit suit. Our advice is to request a slim leg trouser in order to enhance your silhouette.
During the process you need to choose other tailoring components such as the lapels, pleats, pockets, eyelets and lining. All of them can be customized according to customer’s requirements and needs. The universe of tailoring is almost infinite.
The waiting time is an issue to bear in mind. Forget about rush. At least two tests are needed to adjust the suit, and that takes at least one month.
Obviously, the price varies depending on the tailor, materials and work that involves the dressmaking. The minimum spend should be at least 600 euros.
A good option for those who lack of experience is to look at men who wear suits fabulously, and then provide the references to the tailor. On our style referent list you can find David Ghandi, Tom Ford, George Clooney and Xavi Alonso.
Harry's 1982 offers a men’s bespoke tailoring service where customers can customize their suits and morning coats. The service is guided by a professional tailor that will advise you on the way to perfection. Harry's 1982 has a wide variety of high quality fabrics from the most prestigious houses such as Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Loro Piana and Vitale Barberis among others.
Illustration by Rodrigo Saldana.