Why every groom needs a tailored suit

25 Oct 2016

Offering a snug fit and quality finish, a tailored suit is the way forward for many grooms come the big day

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Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days of your life, and one that you’re sure to look back on for years to come. Your bride is going to look radiant in her flowing dress and, if you want to look the part by her side, there’s only one way to go when it comes to your suit — tailored.

Invest in a tailored wedding suit in a classic colour such as black or navy and you’ll not only look better than you ever have in your life, but you’ll also have the perfect item to pull out whenever you need to dress to impress. For example, turning up to a job interview in a bespoke suit will instantly put you a cut above the rest, so you never know — after your big day, your new suit might even pay for itself.

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Some men object to getting a tailored suit because they hate the idea of going to a stuffy old shop full of tweed and coming out with a suit that looks like it’s from the Victorian era. However, do a bit of research and you’ll find there’s a wide range of places you can get a tailored suit, with trendy retailers such as Jules B offering made to measure services that lean towards slim cuts and modern materials. Of course, if you prefer a more classic look, there’s only one place to go — Saville Row, the home of British tailoring. For everything you need to know about the famous street, take a look at The Idle Man’s guide to Saville Row.

While a bespoke suit costs more than an off-the-rack equivalent, it has a number of benefits over the cheaper alternative.

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Made to measure

Firstly, a tailored suit will be made to your exact measurements by an expert tailor. This will have you effortlessly looking your absolute best whenever you put it on. While the closest standard size may do for everyday wear, you’ll look a cut above on your big day if your suit has been made just for you.

Worth the price

Secondly, a tailor-made suit will be made from much higher quality materials. Again, while the high street equivalent may be good enough for around the office, the bespoke option is a lot more fitting for the biggest day of your life.

All about you

Lastly, having your suit tailor-made gives you a chance to be a lot more adventurous with your choices and create an outfit that is totally personal to you. You’ll have complete control of everything, from the materials and the cut, down to the colour of the lining of the blazer. This gives you the chance to create a suit that’s worthy of being centre stage at your wedding.

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No matter what your taste, a tailored suit will have you looking great for your wedding day and beyond. Check out these tips for choosing the perfect wedding shoes to complete your outfit, and you’re sure to look the part on your big day.