Choices to Make When Going for a Bespoke Suit

Going for a bespoke suit is a great idea. If you have the money to have one and you have a special occasion to attend, like your own wedding, there is nothing wrong with spending a lot of money for a suit. The only thing you need to remember is that it is a long process.

Unlike made to measure suits where the final fitting is held once the garment is done, bespoke suits require several fittings along the way. This ensures that the suit will really fit perfectly. The first step is to choose the design. There are plenty of decisions to be made. If you are in a hurry, it is best to look for other options. You need time since this is going to be a long process.


The first decision is on the lapel style. This is the part on both sides of the suit jacket just underneath the collar. The lapels can be notched, which is the most common of styles. They can also be peaked, where it is pointed upwards or a shawl which is just a continuous lapel without a peak or notch that breaks the outer line.


This is the slit(s) found at the back of the jacket. Vents help achieve better tailoring and easier movement. It is usually found in the middle of the jacket. Double-vents are more modern and are also becoming popular choices.

Trouser break

You have to decide how much of the bottom of your trousers will meet the shoes. The standard is a medium or half break. You can also go for a full break where there is one full fold over the shoes. You can take the risk and have no breaks. The trousers will just meet the top portion of your shoes.


Do you want the shoulders to be padded or not? Padded shoulders help create a broader appearance while unpadded shoulders provide a softer appearance and a natural transition from your shoulders to the arms. If you want a more modern and fashion-forward choice, let go of the padding.


You can decide whether you want working or show buttons. Obviously, show buttons are just for aesthetic purposes. They can be removed if deemed unnecessary. Working buttons, on the other hand, are used for rolling up the sleeves. The latter indicates that you really have a bespoke suit.

Once you have made the final decision, speak with your bespoke tailor and finalise the design. Again, this is a long process. You have to make a lot of decisions along the way. It is also expensive, so you need to be prepared financially.

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