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How to Get the Best Fit in Men's Sweaters

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Sweaters are an important mix and match component of a man's wardrobe, but it's critical to get the right fit. Altering a sweater is a time-consuming, expensive procedure, and you'd be hard pressed to find a tailor willing to take on such a task. Here's our advice for getting the best fit.

Men's sweaters – even a costly cashmere sweater – must fit well to look right. Otherwise, you may look like you've squeezed yourself into a size too small or you're being swallowed by a garment that's too big. That's not the look you were aiming for, is it?

Know Your Brands

The safest way to get a consistently perfect fit in sweaters is to identify those brands that fit you the best and then only buy from that brand. The reason for this is because every clothing manufacturer uses different fit models and proprietary measurements to create their garments. Therefore, you need to find the brand that uses a fit model whose body fit most closely resembles yours.

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For example, a large Calvin Klein sweater will fit differently than a large Wal-Mart sweater. High- end designers will make their men's suits or clothing perfect for fitting one in ten men, while larger manufacturers will design clothes that will fit most men. For people for whom cost is not an issue, custom made sweaters are another alternative to the problem of getting a good fit.

Alteration Expenses

Altering sweaters can be a mixed bag of experience. Less expensive sweaters usually have parts that are sewn and can be slightly altered. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you will find a master tailor who can rebuild parts of the garment for a reasonable price.

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Typically though, the necessary alterations exceed the capabilities of the average tailor, while skilled tailors would not consider doing this type of specialty work. Therefore, unless a sweater fits you perfectly when you try it on, don't buy it. If you do, you've doomed yourself to conducting an exhausing manhunt for that elusive tailor who might be willing to try to alter your garment.

You'll never have to worry about expensive alterations when you buy a custom suit from Montagio because we offer a perfect fit guarantee. Our master tailors work with you during every phase of the suit making process to make sure you get the best possible fit. Pop into our Sydney showroom to browse or check out our Custom Suits Style Gallery.

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Simon Frazer

Montagio did a great job on wedding suits for me and my two groomsmen. Bally provided us with fantastic service and the result was definitely superior to an off-the-rack option... more »

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