Tailored made-to-measure or bespoke suits are expensive. Some Saville Row master tailors charge thousands of pounds for their high-end, hand-crafted bespoke suits. So, why get a tailored suit? 

A well-fitting, high-quality, tailored suit is nothing like a cheap off-the-rack suit from the High Street. Tailored suits are superior in every way. 

Here are 7 reasons you should consider investing in a luxury, tailored suit rather than an off-the-rack one. 

1. Fitting 

Custom-made suits typically involve several fittings to ensure that the finished suit is a perfect fit. Off-the-rack suits might be ill-fitting and unflattering for your body shape. No matter your body type, a tailored suit will ensure you look stunning every time you wear it!

2. Quality 

Made-to-measure and bespoke suits are made from high-quality fabrics and materials, such as wool, cotton, or silk. However, cheap High Street suits are sometimes made from inexpensive materials like polyester. 

Many bespoke suits are hand-cut and hand sewn together. However, an off-the-rack suit will likely be completely machine-made. Getting a custom-tailored suit ensures you get a quality suit built to last. 

3. Personalisation 

Tailored suits allow you to express yourself and show off your personality. You can choose from a huge range of materials, cuts, finishes, styles, and intricate details to create a beautiful personalised garment. The tailor will work with your preferences and personal style to craft a completely unique suit. 

4. Long-term investment 

Custom-tailored suits are usually more expensive than off-the-rack suits. However, this is because of a tailored suit’s superior quality, craftsmanship, and fit.

In the long run, this can save you money. A cheaper off-the-rack suit might need to be replaced after just a few years of wear.  A tailored suit can be worn and enjoyed for years and years because they are built to last. 

5. Once-in-a-lifetime experience 

Getting a custom suit, especially a bespoke one, is an unparalleled experience that everyone should experience at least once. A bespoke suit will involve numerous fittings, and you’ll be supported by a master tailor at every stage of the journey. Getting a custom bespoke suit is one of the most luxurious purchases a man can make. 

6. Exclusivity 

If you buy a suit from a popular High Street brand for an important event, another guest might wear the exact same suit as you. Buying a tailored suit means you are guaranteed a completely unique garment. No one else in the world will have your exact suit. This ensures you always stand out from the crowd.

7. Invaluable advice 

When you buy a tailored suit from a good tailor, you also benefit from their years of expertise. You will get invaluable advice and guidance. They’ll be able to talk you through all the options available and help you make the right choice. 


How Phillip Alexander can help

If you’re still unsure if buying a tailored suit is the right choice or want to know more about the options available, we can help.

Philip Alexander Bespoke Tailors are experts at dressing gentlemen. Established in 1876, we’ve crafted bespoke suits for sophisticated gentlemen for over a hundred years. Based in Savile Row in London and Cheshire, we specialise in crafting luxury, handmade garments. 

We offer various tailoring services, including bespoke suits, semi-bespoke ‘made to measure’ suits, and tailored suit hire


Bespoke suits 

If you’re looking for an unparalleled tailoring service, our bespoke suit service is for you. This is an unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime experience that is the epitome of luxury. All our bespoke suits are handcrafted by our master tailor.

We also create bespoke tailored wedding suits so you can look elegant and sophisticated on your special day.


Made to measure suits 

Our made to measure suits are the perfect solution if you want a high-end tailored suit for a lower price than our bespoke service. These have fewer fittings, so they can be ready in less than two months. We combine handcraft and machine work to create a custom suit that fits you seamlessly.

Our made to measure wedding suits are ideal if you need a stunning suit for an upcoming wedding.  


Luxury tailored suit hire

We also offer luxury tailored suit hire if you want to look stunning in a unique suit without the expense of purchasing your own custom suit. All our hire suits involve several fittings to make sure they fit perfectly. You’ll also get invaluable styling guidance from our tailor. 

If you want to know more about our range of services or are still trying to decide if a custom suit is right for you, contact us today to request an appointment.