Businessman’s Guide to Buying a Bespoke Suit in Singapore
Every man needs a suit or two while good businessmen should have a bespoke tailored one at least. “Bespoke” suits (an old English word that means reserved or be spoken for) were only available for the affluent in the past, but the game has changed now, with many professionals taking on to wear suits more than ever. There has been an increasing number of people who wear them daily, and we could see why.
Bespoke suits make a man, giving him an air of confidence and self-esteem. Singapore is many things but only recently have people been buying custom made outfits. Not surprising since, in today’s era, we are all about selling ourselves in a business or personal setting. According to Graziaa finding a good suit tailor in Singapore might have become easier these days, but there are still some considerations you should be aware of in buying a bespoke suit.
Choose your Tailor Wisely
You might have heard of one or two popular tailors in Singapore, but it is best to consider a few other things rather than just the popularity. You would want to work with a bespoke couturier who genuinely cares about their product and who has a speciality. A good tailor will never rush you in making a decision. Instead, he will walk you over the designs and styles available for you. It is important to remember that an experienced tailor will ask for higher-priced suits, which brings us to our next point:
Set a Budget
Since bespoke suits are custom-made, they are always more expensive than ready-to-wear ones you can buy off a department store rack, but still, some custom made suits are costlier than others. There is no cheap bespoke suit, per se, but some are slightly more affordable than others depending on factors such as the tailor, the fabric, among others. Do not be fixated on brands and names instead think about how much you are willing to spend a set a budget.
Choose a Style
If it is your first time to buy a bespoke suit, it is essential to know that there are various styles you can pattern your suit from.
Cut – this is among the first things you should work out with your tailor. Each cut accentuates various parts of the body to highlight your asset. You can choose between:
- American cutSaville row
- Italian cut
- Athletic cut
Your suit tailor should be able to discuss each cut styles with you and recommend, at the same time, which one is perfect for your build.
Buttons: Single or Double Breasted – Single breasted suit only has two or three buttons and should remain unbuttoned while sitting down. The double-breasted suit has four or six buttons that should be kept fastened while sitting down. Other buttons are available in the jacket sleeve, and there are different styles for this too.
Other items under the style category are:
If you do not want to worry too much about the style on the first time of buying, you can always choose the simpler and classic ones. Navy blue or grey coloured suits are very versatile and can be worn to almost every event.
Select the Right Fabric
Lightweight wool is the most flexible fabric available as it can be worn any time of the year, no matter the temperature. For colder setting, tweed, and flannels are your options. For a warmer environment, cotton, silk or linen would be ideal. Selecting the appropriate fabric will allow more comfortability and ease in your daily routine. Comfortability should be your priority.
Communicate with your Tailor
It is probably one of the essential points to get the perfect suit that you want. Do not be afraid to discuss with your tailor all the details you wish to include in your bespoke suit. The style, cut, button, suit patterns, trousers/pants, and especially your body type should all be accounted for to get the custom that you like. A suit is your aesthetic representation, and you would want something that clearly says who you are.
Choosing a bespoke suit may sound daunting, especially for beginners. Like anything else, several factors should be considered. Everything else should work together to get that suit you have always wanted. It will not be easy at first but trust me, when you close that deal or ace an interview, it is all worth the work. After all, a suit is all kinds of investment.