Bespoke Vs. Made-to-Measure

This infographic from Executive Image Consulting provides a great cheat sheet about the differences of bespoke and made-to-measure outfits. Bespoke refers to custom men’s suits, often handmade, and generally quite expensive. Made-to-measure is not quite bespoke but also not ready-to-wear (outfits you buy pre-made, such as in a store).

Made-to-measure garments feature some amount of tailoring and personalization, though not nearly the amount of bespoke. Bespoke offers almost limitless options for customization, which is why the prices can get very high. If you are looking for something custom, but a little less pricey, then made-to-measure offers customization up to a point. Learn more about the differences and similarities to these two tailoring methods from the infographic.

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Why Tailoring?

Good-Fit-vs-Bad-Fit-400-AOMAll of us have likely bought a piece of clothing only to find out it doesn’t fit exactly how we wanted. Ill-fitting clothing is a problem for many people. Ready-to-wear clothing was made to fit general sizes, not specific body types. We end up having to compromise, whether getting something a little too tight or too loose, too long or too short. Nothing seems to fit just hw we want. Tailoring offers the chance to get a piece of clothing that is made just for your body type and just to your specifications. For important pieces of clothing like a suit or wedding dress, it is ideal to get it tailored.

Ill-Fitting Suits

Many men are wearing suits that do not fit their body type. Generally, they opt for a suit that is much too big for them. This causes the wearer to look more bulky than they actually are. A properly fitting suit from a tailor will accentuate the wearer’s best assets like shoulders or waist. An ill-fitting suit adds imaginary pounds to the wearer, and does not look very professional. Investing in one tailored suit will make you realize just how good you can look in the right clothes.

Parts of the Suit to Alter

There are a few parts of a suit that you want to pay careful attention to. Making sure the lengths of these sections will ensure a proper fit. These include jacket length, the shoulder, trouser bottom, sleeve length, and collar. Your tailor will know exactly what these issues are and will make sure your suit fits you exactly how you want.

What Can’t Be Tailored

Most items can be tailored such as pants, dress shirts, suit jackets. But items like sweaters and knit items are much more stubborn. Sometimes it is better to just get a new, better fitting sweater then spend a lot to get it tailored.

Check out the comprehensive article from the Art of Manliness website about how a good fitting suit should look.

One for the Men

Once again, we’re going to take a moment to point out a special appearance by Joey…

one for the menJoseph’s is in Life in Naples‘ latest issue, on newsstands in Southwest Florida right now!  If you don’t live in an area where you can see it for yourself, check out the online version right here.  And be sure to keep a look out for us in future news stories in Southwest Florida and Long Island!  Our pals at MARKIT Group are always doing their best to get us the best media coverage!

Photo Extravaganza!

You may have said at some point while reading our blog, “they sure talk about stuff related to them a lot, but what about them?”  It’s true, we haven’t talked about ourselves very much in a while, which is why today, we have a special treat for all of those Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers fans out there.  A huge gallery of photos featuring some of our past and present custom suit designs, ties, shirts and more!

 

But don’t worry, if you haven’t been asking that, we’ll be sure to post another extremely long blog on the history of a fashion oddity soon!  😀

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We’ve Relocated to New Digs!

It’s worth mentioning here, since it’s the only place we haven’t mentioned it yet, that we’ve relocated our Naples showroom!

moving (2)As it says in the poster, all of our other information, from our phone number to our email address, stays the same.  And our location in Huntington, NY also isn’t budging, don’t worry!

While we’re on the subject of change, we’ve also come up with a new logo and a new name: Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers!  Let us know what you think as we open this exciting new period in our company history…

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