Section: Men's Style - Blog
When it comes to buying men's suits, there are seven crucial things you need to know. Here's a quick comparison of the challenges most men face when it comes to suiting up.
In the article Want a new men's suit but don't know where to start?, we looked at the 3 types of suiting options from which you could choose. Here is a quick comparison of the challenges most men face when trying to decide between Off-The-Rack, Custom Tailored, and Bespoke suiting.
Additionally, you may to check out 7 Reasons why you should beware of buying Custom Made Suits & Shirts Online before making your final decision.
You try on scores of jackets and trousers hoping to find one that fits you right
Typically, your suit requires alterations, hence costing you more time and money.
$500 - $1,000
You may get lucky and score the trifecta: fit, style & fabric. However, the overwhelming odds are you'll have to compromise on something. You may also be forced to deal with pushy salespeople who are under pressure to sell you anything to reduce their stock and meet their quota. Pricing is reasonable, but if alterations are required, the Off-the-rack option can cost much more than Custom Tailored.
Made to your exact measurements
Choose the fabric you want from real wool swatches; you can choose from thousands of fabric options for all occasions. You get to touch and feel the fabrics so you can verify it is real, good quality wool before purchasing.
$700 - $2,500
Full Service Custom Tailored suiting represents the lowest effort, best value for the money. Unlike online shops, you get to touch and feel the fabrics and sample suits. Akin to Bespoke suits, you also get to deal with a local supplier and receive end-to-end personal service. With this option you can relax because you know you'll get a perfect fitting suit, styled the way you like it.
Made to your measurements (often using a premade pattern)
You pay for any alterations out of your pocket and then claim them back (at the discretion of the online proprietor)
$500 - $800
This option is perceived as a cheaper alternative to Full Service Custom Tailoring, but as you can see, you'll be the one doing the work and taking your own measurements. You may even take your measurements incorrectly, which can void any alterations credit offered. Buying a suit online has its risks, but if you really want to try and save a few dollars, consider this next option.
Made to your exact measurements
Choose the fabric you want from real wool swatches; and make your selections from thousands of fabric options for any event or purpose. Touch and feel the fabrics for yourself so you can verify it is real, high quality wool before purchasing.
$2,500 - $6,000
A bespoke suit is the finest garment money can buy. This option is for those with discerning taste, no time pressure, and in many cases, an unlimited budget. While this may or may not fit your budget for your first suit, at some point you will likely decide you deserve a bespoke suit.
At Montagio, we are ready to help you with your first suit, your next suit, or all your suits. Call or stop by our Sydney showroom to schedule your personal consult today.
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