Why Fabric and Fit are the King and Queen of Style

Unless you work in the clothing industry, you may not know exactly how to describe the distinctions between an average suit and one that stands out as excellent, but you certainly know the difference when you see it.  In addition, if you’ve ever bought a cheap suit off the rack (and let’s face it, we’ve all been there), you know that you can definitely feel self-conscious if the resulting look is not exactly what you imagined.  Luckily, upgrading from an average-looking wardrobe to an outstanding one is more accessible than you might imagine, and it all comes down to two main factors: fabric and fit.

Fabric

When creating a piece of clothing, all the skill and attention to detail in the world won’t make a bit of difference if you’re not starting with quality fabrics from Italy or England.  Think of how much a Michelin-starred chef would struggle if you invited them to cook for you, and then gave them a pantry full of ramen soup packets and ketchup to work with. Sure, they could probably do more than most people within those restrictions, but if you want to make the most of their expertise, you’d want to provide them with the finest quality ingredients available. Clothing is no different – the better the quality of the elements that go into making it, the better the end result.

In addition to the aesthetic value, quality fabrics add dramatically to the longevity of your clothing.  We’ve all bought cheap pieces that fall apart within a season or two – it turns out not to be such great savings when you spend a smaller amount of money, only to have to spend it again and again and be frustrated every time.  Sure, quality fabrics from sources in Italy and England may cost a little more upfront, but the return on investment more than makes up for the initial expense.

Fit

Once you have those quality fabrics locked down, of course you’re going to want the help of experts who know how to turn those fabrics into a magical fit.  Since every physique is different, the right fit varies from person to person, and it’s important to work with someone who understands the nuances of those differences.  The first time you see yourself in a suit that was created just for you, based on your body type and measurements, you’ll be overwhelmed at what a huge contrast there is compared to what you were wearing before.

This symbiotic relationship between fabric and fit is undeniable; one without the other simply doesn’t work.  So if you really want to make the most of upgrading your look, your best bet is to

  1. start with quality fabrics;
  2. leave those fabrics in the capable hands of someone who understands how to create the right fit; and
  3. watch the magic unfold when you see your new look in the mirror for the first time.

Make sure to set come in and see us to get measured for a custom suit that is perfect for you…we would love to see you!

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