What is better, Tailored suit or suit off the shelf?
- Linda SLv 76 months ago
The third option: a higher priced suit that's altered for a custom tailored fit. Many department stores and higher quality men's stores offer tailoring and alterations on odd the rack suits. Pants are hemmed, waistbands are fitted to the waist, leg width is taken in die a perfect fit. Jackets are resewn along seams and darts contouring the shape to your body. A good tailor can alter the suit until it looks like a suit custom made to your measurements. And it's thousands less than the Bespoke suite and looks better than off the rack in theoening and wear the hat wvening evening
- andyLv 46 months ago
a tailored suit every time
- 6 months ago
We call it ... suit off the rack
- keerokLv 76 months ago
Tailored is usually better if the one who made it is skilled enough. That's what "tailored to fit" actually means. The suit is made exactly to your size.
When you get off the shelf, it won't be exactly your size, even if you have it altered but then some off-self suits do look good just because you paid for the brand.
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- 6 months ago
Coat and swimming mailout for women, and autumn sweater for men.
- Lord BaconLv 76 months ago
It depends what you can afford and how well the suit fits.
Obviously a tailor-made suit will fit you perfectly, can be made to help conceal features we don't like and should last a long time but a good suit will be expensive.
Some people are lucky enough to have a body shape that is well matched to standard sizes of of-the-peg suits so they will look good without the high cost.
People who are used to the finer things in life will recognise features of a suit like the material it made of, the thread count and even how it is stitched together. They will know straight away if a suit is tailor made or off the peg. I reckon that only matters if these are the people you are trying to impress and if your suit is an essential part of the impression you are trying to create. Personally, I'd avoid people like that.
Most of us have to compromise according to how much we can afford to spend and how often we expect to use the suit. The best suit is the one that does the intended job at a price we are prepared to pay.
- NancyLv 66 months ago
Actually, the term for a suit that's tailored is "bespoke" and the term for one that's "off the shelf" is either "off-the-rack" in the US or "ready-made" in the UK. Obviously, which is better would depend on the tailor and the particular suit that is being bought off-the-rack. I mean, if it's not a very good tailor, you can find better off-the-rack, but the finest suits are bespoke, like the suits of Savile Row.
- DavidLv 76 months ago
A Tailored suit is much better but can be more expensive.
- Bill-MLv 76 months ago
A Tailored Suit. But it all depends on the shape of your body. If your James Bond, a Tailored Suit will look Great. But if your the Great Pumpkin nothing will look good.