Good balance and proportion equal great first impressions
This article helps to explain the value of a well proportioned garment (the mens custom suit in particular) and how it can help build your self confidence. How to feel like a million bucks without spending a million.
When considering a bespoke suit, a tailor will be your best guide in helping to insure proper proportion within your wardrobe pieces. Choosing a tailor can be a daunting task if you are not sure where to begin.
Here are some tips that will get you started in your quest for this information. To look and feel your best getting the proper mens fit is half the battle.
If you are in an interview setting this will allow you focus on your thoughts and on what you will be saying instead of worrying about your appearance. Although this is geared toward men's custom clothing, the same concept is universally applied to clothing in general.
Finding Value in Custom Clothing
Leonardo Da Vinci knew that the human body is in perfect proportion to itself. Artists and designers not unlike the architect have an eye for proportion and perspective. So it only makes sense that a well balanced suit can look like a masterpiece on the body if its proportions are in sync with a mans body measurements.
The tailor is the artist who ensures that the cut of the suit is in proportion to your specific measurements! Therefore the man who utilizes a tailor to transform his specifications along with choice of fabric, trims and styling details is the man who beholds that classic edge, while wearing his custom made suit. He becomes that portrait in our mind of a well dressed man.
Detail in custom made clothing in both measurement and construction are key for your satisfaction. Quality of trims and construction materials are hand picked according to your request.
Proper proportion of a garment should be apparent in appearance both vertically and horizontally for classic styling. This would be standard for the custom made suit, but not necessarily so for the mass produced garment.
Classic mens style
The more informed you become about custom made clothing in general, the more confident you will feel when wearing your own tailor made clothing since your input will help ensure that your needs are met. Your chances of getting compliments are now increased due to your efforts.
Others may soon want to know more about where you shop, or where you got your new suit. They will wonder where you were able to find such a great fit. So be prepared to share your secret!
Off the Rack Comparisons
Mass produced vs. custom
Most off the rack mens garments are someone's idea of what is in style at the time so before long the styling could become outdated and the garment stressed from wearing, especially in areas that are not fitting well to your natural movements.
With custom made clothing the wearing is less apparent since the garment fits your body properly.
Off the rack garments are mass produced to fit a standard averaged measurement. Most people do not fit that mold even though they fit into any garment that is close in measurements.
However, beware there will always be an area that is not fitting right……
- The shoulder slope does not match your own could cause overall ill fitting and unnecessarily stress garments causing them to wear out before their time.
- Chances are sleeve length can be too long or too short.
- Fitting across shoulders may be too wide or narrow for the neck band size you've purchased.
- Lapels can be too wide or narrow which can give an impression that is wrong for your body type.
- Collar notch can be too high or low in proportion to your jackets overall length causing the garment to have a focal point that is not flattering to your specific features.
These are only a few examples of common fit and proportion problems with mass produced garments. Besides these issues mass produced garments can have a greater chance of construction flaws since some garment makers are paid by piece rate, there is less time for stopping to verify if each operation was done correctly.
Custom made garments have at least a dozen checkpoints made along the way by the tailor as well as the customer care agent you work with.
There are more opportunities that ensures accountability along with the opportunity to make any necessary corrections after you have received your product. Sounds like a no brainer when you are aware of the entire picture.