How do you know that you have the best suit? If you opt for a bespoke tailor, you are lucky because your suit will receive several alterations before you pick it up. Your tailor will also have a keen eye for the details to see if the outfit is perfect. Despite that, you still need to know when the suit is ready to go; otherwise, you might have to request changes.
After putting the suit on, you need to walk around and see if you feel comfortable. If you can barely put the suit on, it means that the fit is not yet perfect. Even if you successfully managed to put it on, it could still be a problem if you can barely breathe. You might also find it awkward moving your arms and shoulders due to the wrong fit.
Conversely, if the suit is too loose, you will also look awkward. It feels like you are wearing someone else’s suit. Check the shoulder area of the suit to see if it follows the natural line of your body.
The sleeves are of the right length
You need to wear a shirt when fitting the jacket since you are most likely going to do the same for the actual event. The jacket sleeve should end a quarter of an inch up to half an inch before the end of your shirt sleeve. It allows the shirt to accentuate your look. Ask your tailor to trim the cuffs and move them until the sleeves are of the exact length. The buttons might also have to move too if they are present in that area.
There is no collar gap
It might not matter to you, but the collar gap could destroy your look. It does not make you feel uncomfortable, so you do not feel bothered by it. However, the people looking at you will see that there is a considerable gap between your neck and your collar. It is an easy fix, and your bespoke tailor can find a way to deal with the problem.
The suit is of the right length
When you fit the suit, you need to stand in a natural position to allow your hands to relax. If there is enough space between the end of your suit and your hands, you have the perfect suit. However, if the suit is still way beyond your hand, it is too long. You need to ask for adjustments if it looks awkward.
There are no upper arm wrinkles
Notice the upper arm area of your suit. It needs to be correctly fitted. If there are awkward wrinkles, it means that the tailor needs to adjust the sleeves. You will feel conscious seeing these wrinkles especially when you are moving your arms around.
Your tailor will be patient with you when you are asking for alterations because it is a part of what you pay for when choosing a bespoke suit.