Made-to-measure suits have hit the fashion world in a big way ever since they came out, and they are a much better alternative to ready-to-wear or off-the-rack suits, which may not be the perfect fit for your style or body type. made-to-measure suits are a step above ready-to-wear suits, but what makes them different? More importantly, what makes them special? Are made-to-measure suits the same as bespoke suits? If not, what’s the difference? These are essentially a few of the most common questions people have about made-to-measure suits, and with this, we seek to answer your questions and show you why a made-to-measure suit is always a worthy suit investment.
Basic info on made-to-measure suits
Here’s what you should know from the start: no, a made-to-measure suit is not a bespoke suit, and yes, a made-to-measure suit is better than a ready-to-wear suit (or even a bespoke suit in certain ways). Essentially speaking, made to measure suits are the middle child between a ready-to-wear suit and a bespoke suit because it gives you the proper fit from a house block pattern and you can choose specific details such as the cloth and other elements to make the suit yours. The made-to-measure suit is different from the bespoke suit in that it isn’t made from your pattern, but a block pattern which the tailor then cuts to suit your measurements.
If you need a suit but aren’t willing to wait for a very long time for it and would like something that adheres to your body type more precisely than a ready-to-wear suit, then a made-to-measure suit is for you. And if you are on a budget but would like something more special than an off-the-rack suit, a made-to-measure suit is your best choice.
Nowadays, you can order a made-to-measure suit online, and the process isn’t that difficult. Of course, the process of ordering and having a made-to-measure suit made isn’t as short as simply choosing a suit off the rack, but it will not take as long as a bespoke suit to make, either. When you visit the website, all you have to do is select the fabric you want and the type of suit you would like, whether it’s a two-piece one, a three-piece one, and so on.
Once you decide on these, you can select the aesthetic elements such as the buttons, lining, the stance of the buttons, vents, lapels, whether to have a plain or pleat front, etc. When you have decided on the details, submit your measurements. You will have to take your measurements yourself or have someone take them for you if you are ordering your suit online, but there are various guides on how to do this properly as well, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.
When everything is in order, all you have to do is wait for your suit to arrive, which usually takes between two to six weeks, depending on the shop, and once it arrives, you have to try it on. For this, alterations are often expected, so you will most likely return the suit so they can fix and alter it, and once the alterations are done, it will be sent back to you, and you’ll have a new, superbly-fitted suit to enjoy.
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