Types of Custom Suits

Custom suits are sewn to a person’s exact measurements and usually involve either a fully or partially hand-sewn suit. They may have a glued or sewn interlining and can be made from both wool and cotton. They are a good choice for people who want to avoid the ill-fitting, unflattering off-the-rack suits that plague the modern retail market. They are also the best option for those who have a unique body shape and/or posture that cannot be adequately addressed with MTM or off-the-rack suits.

Depending on the company, there are many different types of custom tailoring available. Some of the big department stores offer a bare-bones custom or made to measure service that includes a few options like sleeve length, button color and fabric choices. Often these suits are produced in Asia and utilize fusing rather than canvassing to save time. The quality of these garments is usually very low, and they are often a poor fit.

The true custom and MTM tailors offer a wide range of design options that can be specified by the customer, including lapel style (notch, peaked or shawl) and width, vent type (single, double or none), pocket style and stitching pattern. Bespoke tailors also offer a wider selection of linings, buttons and monograms.

When choosing a tailoring option, it is important to consider both the price and the turnaround time. A local MTM suit will take several weeks to complete, while an online MTM or bespoke suit will require a couple of months from start to finish. Custom suits