Do You Know How Much Does A Custom Suit Cost?

Today, custom suiting is a whole lot more common and attainable, and a whole generation of suit makers are offering custom work to average guys who can’t afford to break the $10,000 mark for a couple of garments. Custom suits used to be for bigwig executives, millionaires and guys that happened to model suits for advertisements.

Many men who are used to buying off-the-rack and having alterations done still don’t know much about custom suit cost. You might not know if custom means spending $1,500 or $5,000, and what exactly you’ll get from a custom suit that you can afford.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can keep custom suit cost down and still get garments that will make you look and feel like you spent significantly more.

Know What You Want

Custom suit cost may have come way down these days, but just because you can have a tailor fit you in your office doesn’t mean it’sOmega Replica
always a wise move. In fact, sometimes buying off the rack is better in some cases.

Why? Because many men don’t know what they want, and even with a good tailor, the decisions fall into the hands of the person paying for the suit. If you’re going to go custom, know what you want.

Doing some research on things like button stance and lapel width will help, but if you have a suit you already like, take it or wear it for your fitting. That will give your tailor some idea of what you like and a real-world basis for where to start.

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Find the Right Tailor

Before you can price a custom suit, you need to find somebody trustworthy to do the work for you. The best way to do that is to pound the pavement and meet with a handful of different individuals.

If you’re not sure where to start, getting some names from well-dressed buddies or guys in the office can be helpful. Ask a couple of questions about their experience while you’re at it and make sure it was a pleasant one.

When you do visit custom shops, make sure you feel comfortable there. If the vibe just feels wrong, it probably isn’t the right place for you to get a suit made.

Bring Reference Material

Wearing a favorite suit to meet with your tailor is always ideal, especially if you want a pretty close recreation of what you already have, except in a different color or with different styling. On the other hand, if you don’t have a favorite suit, there are other ways to show off what you like.

Look through men’s magazines and clip pages, print pictures you find online and look at department store sites. Upscale menswear stores and big name brands often offer excellent, highly-detailed pictures of their suits online.

You might not be able to get the most expensive suit, but if there’s a suit you love, your tailor can certainly match the lapel width, button stance and general fit for you.

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Discuss Money Early

Before you start crafting a suit and picking materials, buttons and lining, you need to have a frank money talk with your tailor. Are you looking to spend $800 on a suit, or are you looking for something a bit more refined and unique with a higher budget?

If you’re not careful and clear, you could steer toward a fabric you can’t afford. It might be nice, but if you’re looking to spend a set amount, the suit made with $1,000 worth of fabric alone isn’t going to work for you.

Sit down and make it clear that you have a budget that needs to be met. Skipping this step will waste your time and theirs.

What’s That Suit For?

When you’re figuring out custom suit cost, you need to know why you’re buying it before you find a tailor to make it for you. Are you going to wear that suit for work? Do you need something that you can wear at work and out on the town? Are you short on decent suits in general?

Knowing these things will help you craft the right suit. For example, if you’re buying a suit for work purposes, you need something a bit more basic, like gray, navy or a fine stripe that works in an office setting.

On the other hand, guys looking for suits more appropriate for nighttime wear could be in search of something different. Maybe it’s time for that red suit or the olive green you’ve had your eye on for the last year.

Telling your tailor what your suit is for can also help them guide you toward the best fit and styling when you may not know exactly what works.

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Stick to Your Guns

Your tailor probably isn’t going to suggest something crazy to you, like gold buttons on your black suit that you need to wear regularly. Sticking to your guns really means coming in with a plan and sticking with it.

Not many excellent decisions are made on the spot, at least not when it comes to a custom suit that you’ll hopefully be getting years of use out of. Sure, that paisley lining might look cool in the shop, but do you really want it on the inside of your jacket for the next five years?

Your tailor might use their expertise to make some helpful suggestions. If they sound great, why not? But generally, sticking to the plan will result in a suit that you love every time.

Build a Solid Relationship

Once you’ve found a tailor who meets your price point and can give you the style you’re looking for, the most important next step is building a relationship. When it comes to custom suit cost, it’s really hard to put a price on having a tailor who knows what you want and can deliver it to you within your budget.

To build a relationship, loyalty should be important on your part. When you need a new suit, give them a call. When it’s time for alterations, ask if they’re interested in doing the work.

You’ll have a tailor who knows your wants and needs, and that’s one of essential things any well-dressed man needs in his life.

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