Factors to Consider Before Buying Your First Custom Suit: Part 1


According to recent psychology studies, first impressions are formed within just seven to 17 seconds of meeting someone. Furthermore, 55% of a person's first impression is influenced by physical appearance alone. With this knowledge, it's important to understand the significance of your clothing. And when it comes to getting the best mens clothes, there's no better choice than tailored suits. In this two-part series, we're going to discuss some of the factors men should consider before investing in custom clothing.

Make fabric choice a priority
One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your custom tailored suits is the fabric. While there are multiple different styles to choose from, the fabric is the foundation that the rest of the suit is made on. So not only does your fabric choice determine how the suit is going to look and feel, it will also dictate how it performs and lasts over time. Because of this, it's important to choose a high-quality fabric that will provide a good combination of durability and luxury.

Details matter
Besides fabric, there are multiple other details you'll need to decide on regarding tailored suits. Some important details to remember are:

  • Print: If you decide to choose a printed fabric for your suit, it's important to choose a subtle option to not have your suit overwhelm you.

  • Buttons: While people usually choose one or two buttons for modern mens suits, the number of buttons you choose for your suit will depend on what option is best for your body type.

  • Lining: The lining in a suit not only protects the suit, but it also provides an opportunity for showing off a splash of color on an otherwise modest suit.

  • Lapels: Your choice of lapels can make a big difference in how the overall suit looks. Thicker lapels can be seen as more traditional while thinner lapels are a little more modern.

Consider your body's condition
 Do you plan on losing a mass amount of weight in the near future? If so, you may want to consider waiting to get fitted for your new suit. While one of the great things about custom suits is that they can be fitted to your exact body shape, it's important to consider what kind of condition your body is in right now. If you have plans for losing weight, gaining weight, or gaining muscle, it's important to take this into consideration when planning to get your suit.

In part two of this series, we're going to look at some other important considerations to make regarding custom clothing.