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5 Signs of a Quality, Bespoke Suit

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So, you shop online.

You’re not alone — according to Business Insider, 40% of men between 18 and 34 prefer to do all of their shopping online.  And while convenient, shopping online doesn’t mean you’re going to have the best fit.  Sometimes, these clothes will make you look frumpy and not as coordinated as you’d like.

What do you do then?

The answer is simple, invest in the finest men’s suits to look as spiffy as possible.

However, purchasing high end men’s clothing isn’t the only answer. Since your wardrobe is an investment, you will want to ensure your high-quality clothing fits well. Here’s a guide that will help you distinguish custom tailored clothing from store-made suits.

The fit around the shoulders

The easiest way you can tell if your suit fits properly is by looking at the shoulders. The seam should extend to the end of the shoulders, and it shouldn’t look baggy or pinched in any way.

It is fully canvassed

Premium men’s suits come with a canvas layer in the jacket that acts as a structural layer to give the suit more shape. It is sewn in between the outer jacket and the inner lining, rather than the two outside layers being sewn together. To check if your jacket has a full canvas layer, simply pinch the fabric between the buttonholes and feel for three layers.

The jacket buttons smoothly

As a way to test the fit of the jacket, fasten one button. The coat should look smooth, without any creases. If you see an X shape or any bulges, the suit is too tight. Also make sure to gently tug on the buttons to make sure they are as secure as possible.

A felt lined collar

The finest men’s suits come with a felt lining on the collar to ensure it doesn’t fold over or bunch while wearing.

Uniform stitching

The stitching should be the same throughout your pants and suit. Look for evenly spaced stitches, the same color thread, and straight lines to ensure quality.


When done properly, custom tailored clothing can make you look like a whole different person. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of wearing bespoke, make sure to contact the wardrobe experts at Family Britches today.

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