Buying custom made suits online can offer you many benefits; you can have the tailor keep a pattern of a suit you like so you can order it in different materials and colors, and you can pick and choose the details of the suit so it will fit your style and taste completely. If you have special needs for a suit, such as wanting to avoid certain materials made from animal products, you can also dictate these as you order.
One drawback to having custom made suits that you order online is that you're not there in the shop in person to pick the materials and other details of the suit. Note a few tips so that you can ensure you get quality custom made suits when you order them online.
1. Know your materials
Blended materials are often used to reduce the cost of expensive wool and silk. Cheaper materials such as polyester or nylon may be mixed in with wool and silk, but these cheaper materials may also feel more uncomfortable against the skin and may be tightly woven so that your skin cannot breathe as easily. On the other hand, some Lycra or spandex may be mixed into the material to make the suit a bit clingy; this can help it to keep its shape over time.
Knowing your materials and choosing ones that feel comfortable against your skin will be important when buying suits online. For maximum comfort, choose pure cotton or wool, or those with just a small amount of Lycra. Avoid poly-cotton blends and other such materials, as this may make the suit less comfortable when you wear it.
2. Know your measurements
It's good to take your measurements every time you order a new suit, even if you don't think you've lost or gained weight. Even a small bit of extra weight around the middle, or a bit of weight loss can affect how a suit fits you. You also want to make sure you take proper inseam measurements and measure your chest properly. You might use a pair of trousers that fit well and measure their inseam to make it easier on you.
Along with your own measurements, be sure you understand the different lapel sizes, cut of trousers, and the like. Slim cut trousers can make you look slimmer whereas flared legs can be more classic and businesslike. Wider lapels may also have a classic look than thinner, so note all measurements for yourself as well as the style of suits before ordering.