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The Differences Between Custom and Off-The-Rack Suits

Custom suits make all the difference when you wear them. If you are in the market for a new suit, but you’re not quite sure whether or not you should purchase a custom suit or an off-the-rack suit, then you’ve come to the right place because we at San’s Suit Outlet make it our priority to provide our customers with the most pertinent information regarding what suit will work best for your unique body type and personal style. There are benefits to both a custom and off-the-rack suit, so we will be reviewing what each of those are here so that you are able to get a better idea of which option may be the best for you.

For over 6 generations, our family here at San’s Suit Outlet has been custom styling and fitting men with a sophisticated and classy look. From quality, custom fabric, to custom tailored suits, your satisfaction is guaranteed when you shop with us! Let our friendly, highly experienced, and knowledgeable staff fit you in the right suit for any event. We make it easy to choose from a variety of styles for any occasion and we specialize in large group events to help choose everything from style, fit, color, and material.

The benefits of off-the-rack suits

  • Much more affordable
  • A good choice if you do not have extreme measurements in width or height
  • You will still have the option to mix and match different pieces from off-the-rack
  • Most off-the-rack suits come with non-functioning sleeves and buttons so that tailors can lengthen or shorten the sleeves if necessary
  • You can still go back in for alterations to your suit if necessary
  • You can find high-quality off-the-rack suits at thrift stores for an even more affordable price
  • Usually available in colors such as black, navy, blue, and grey in order to fit the styles and event dress codes for most people
  • Patterned suits can be found from specific brands
  • Off-the-rack suits work just fine for most social functions and events
  • Typically made from cotton, wool, or a synthetic blend (some are even machine washable and great if you have a family with children) not limited to a certain season
  • Easier and more convenient to get your hands on and you can return it if it doesn’t work for you or the event you planned on attending

The benefits of custom suits

  • Made to fit the exact measurements of your body
  • A good choice if you are more wide or extra tall
  • You will not need to go in for suit alterations after your custom suit is made
  • Your suit will probably last longer because it is made to fit your unique body type and you’ll be more inclined to wear it to every event
  • Sometimes custom suits can even be less expensive than off-the-rack suits because you’re paying for the customizable option, not the brand name
  • Some types of custom suits are available online only by inputting your measurements, and these suits tend to be cheaper than in physical stores
  • Custom suits come in a large range of colors and patterns (windowpane, houndstooth, plaid, stripes) including what off-the-rack suits offer, but also suits that are burgundy, purple, or even gold
  • Custom suits are best for high-profile gatherings or black-tie events because you’ll be more likely to want the fit to be perfect for such an occasion
  • The manufacturing process uses canvassing instead of fusing, which allows custom suits to have better longevity
  • Custom suits come in more high-quality fabrics like cashmere and linen and sometimes come with expensive details like pearl buttons
  • Experience a very high level of customer service from your tailor throughout the fitting process

We hope this helped to give you a better idea of the type of suit that is best for you. If you have any further questions, please contact us!