The Benefits of Bespoke Clothing
There was a time before mass produced fashion when people wore custom clothing designed specifically for their body and personal taste. Today the unique quality craftsmanship of bespoke clothing is unmatched by anything mass produced in an off-rack store.
Custom made clothing helps you showcase your unique style and compliments your natural physique. Not to mention, a bespoke garment lasts much longer than its ready-to-wear counterpart. You simply can’t go wrong with bespoke clothing. But if you’re still on the fence about elevating your look with a bespoke wardrobe, the experts at Collars & Cuffs are here to familiarize you with the various benefits of bespoke clothing.
When it comes to quality, there is no better option than bespoke tailoring. Off-the-rack clothing is typically made from lower quality materials designed for low-cost mass production. Unfortunately, fabrics and materials used for mass produced fashion do not go through the quality measures bespoke materials go through. For example, with bespoke clothing, the tailor scrutinizes every detail of the materials they are considering for their designs.
At Collars & Cuff, all our bespoke pieces are made from pure fabrics, such as wool, cotton, and linen. Not only are these fabrics more comfortable and durable but they are also sustainable. Typically, ready to wear clothing is made with cheaper synthetic materials that negatively impact the environment. These lower quality items, often referred to as “fast fashion,” are often unethically discarded, leaving a negative impact on the environment around the world.
On the contrary, bespoke clothing is an investment which will last longer, as they are designed to stand the test of time. Bespoke tailors value precision and they can make adjustments as they work to correct any potential flaw. Before they start to create your bespoke garments, they will choose the best fabrics to ensure the perfect fit. When combined with master craftsmanship, this all but guarantees the perfect fit!
When you want to look amazing, you know that the fit of your clothing is very important. A great fit is the best way to compliment your body in the most flattering way. The most experienced tailors strive for a well-adjusted fit for your measurements while simultaneously providing comfort. With bespoke clothing you get to fully customize your items to match your body, including the ease at the neck, length of the pant legs, and length of your sleeves. Even if you aren’t in the best shape, custom tailoring will highlight your best features and divert attention from your less flattering features.
Showcase Your Personal Style
Ready-to-wear clothing is designed to appeal to the masses and may not reflect the unique aspects of your personal style. Bespoke clothing allows you to showcase your individuality and completely customize your clothing to your personal tastes. With bespoke tailoring you can customize:
- – Fabric type: wool, linen, cotton, silk, flannel, etc.
- – Fabric colour: gray, beige, white, blue, green, mauve, red, white, blue, yellow, etc.
- – Fabric pattern: twill, houndstooth, herringbone, glen check, windowpane check, pinstripe, etc.
- – Garment style: slim fit, modern fit, or classic fit
- – Lapel style: notch lapel, peak lapel, or shawl lapel
- – Pant break: no break, half break, cuffed break, or full break
- – Accessories: buttons, monogramming, stitch colour, cuff shape, pocket shape, etc.
Your Clothes Last Longer
Due to the lower quality material, off-rack clothing is not designed to stand the test of time. Although you may pay more up front for your bespoke clothing, over time, your investment will prove budget conscientious, as bespoke clothing is designed to last. Additionally, a common misconception is that bespoke clothing takes a great deal of time to make. And while custom-made items will take longer to make, they will be made to your exact specifications and measurements and will not require further alterations once the garment is ready (unless your measurements change drastically).
Although we all wear clothes, not everyone has an eye to determine the best colours, fit, or materials to highlight their best features. Bespoke tailors not only design and make your clothes, but they also provide insights as to what will work best for your body type and features (i.e., eye colour, complexion, etc.). Every order at Collars & Cuffs starts with a consultation. During this time, you’ll let your designer know what you are looking for and what your personal preferences are. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.
At Collars & Cuffs, we take pride in combining decades of craftsmanship with a truly immersive and one-of-a-kind sartorial experience. Designed and crafted by master tailors with over twenty years of experience, our bespoke clothing is entirely customizable to your personal taste, body, style, and personality. From bespoke suits and tuxedos to bespoke pants, shorts, loungewear, and shirts, we’ve got all your bespoke needs covered.
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