If you are considering between two options, choose bespoke suits over made to measure. When you weigh the pros and cons, bespoke is an obvious choice. If time isn’t an issue then its a landslide victory making bespoke the best option.
It’s been understood that a handmade suit is one of the highest quality suits you can fit to a body. That would probably account for the number one reason to choose bespoke suits over made to measure.
#1. The Fit
A bespoke suit is made for one person and literally built around a mans body. Everything about the suit screams personality and is a literal shell of the mans frame. It provides the highest level of comfort because of the process used to create the suit.
The first fitting, or the basting fitting is where the client will wear a canvas sewn together with basting thread. The canvas is the foundation of the jacket, made from horsehair that allows freedom of motion. The canvas is what differentiates the best fitting suits in the world from every thing else. The tailor alters the canvas to make sure the suit stays fitted throughout every position the owner could possibly be in. This is how the level of comfort is maintained while sitting, bending down, walking or standing since the suit moves with the body.
The building process is approximately two months which involves the owner to come in for multiple fittings. Each fitting is to make sure the suit is being cut and assembled according to the original specs of the owners body, while adjusting for natural movement. The results is a suit that is designed and fit to perfection.
#2. The Style
The style of a bespoke suit cannot be rivalled because the style is your own. The suit is custom designed by you, for you and what could possibly beat a suit that exists for you alone? It must be stated that some of the best looking suits in the world could be made to measure but with the help of a good bespoke tailor its possible to take everything that looks great about any of the best looking suits and use those aspects to make an originally designed, one of a kind suit that only one person can own. The style of a bespoke suit is unbeatable because they are specifically made for one individual, making it the best suit in the world.
#3. The Experience
The experience of building your suit is unique and provides more freedom for customizable features. Working with a bespoke tailor allows a client to select colours, fabric, sizes, shapes and styles. Making a suit from the ground up takes time and involves more decision making. This can be an enjoyable process when the goal is to make you look as good as you possibly can in an ensemble that you are designing yourself. Your efforts of going through the design, assembly and fittings are rewarded with the satisfaction of creating one of the best looking suits in the world and the knowledge of the role you played in its design.