The importance of tailoring
Last night my team and I had to present our final marketing project — which went fantastically — requiring us to dress up. I relish any opportunity to suit up and not be incredibly overdressed.
What I noticed while watching many of the other men presenting last night it that they need to see a tailor. For the most part they looked good, but they didn’t look great and a tailor could help.
Men buying a suit should budget an additional $100 for tailoring an off-the-rack suit.
In the photo above, I had three things done to the suit. The sleeves were altered. In my case they were shortened to allow for a little shirt cuff to peak though. The pant legs were lengthened a bit, but only to add a slightly larger break in the pant.
It was common to see pants far too long in the class last night.
The last alteration I had performed was waist suppression, which is the step that takes a suit from fitting, to fitting well. You can see in the photo above that around my waist, the jacket tapers in and gives me a actual waist rather than looking like a box.
There is probably a bit too much tugging at the button, but chalk that up to spending a lot more time working on the project than riding my bike in the past month.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of the pocket square. One of the members in my class said he had a pocket square, but didn’t wear it because he thought they were for weddings.
Pocket squares add a little visual fun to an outfit. Mine seemed to have gone over well especially with the women who appreciated the detail.
Here are two tailors you might consider for getting some work done: