Cost alone does not equate to a great look – Fit is a more powerful indicator of professional success!
Here’s a test… what’s wrong with this guy’s jacket?
Yes! the sleeves are too long. Okay, so it’s not the end of the world, but can you see how much crisper – how in sinc with the pocket square it would have been to see a crisp slash of white at the bottom of the sleeve?
and men wear their clothing too BIG!
This last picture is a great example. It’s a client of mine wearing a wicked expensive $2000 suit he got in Manhattan. It’s too long in the body, the sleeves, the trousers, it swamps him.
Wearing a suit that is too big does not make you look larger – rather it diminishes you. Got a few extra pounds? Wearing a shirt or jeans that are too big does not slim you via camouflage – it makes you look heavier.
Faced with a hard choice, I would rather suggest to a client a $500 suit with $150 in tailoring than a $1500 suit with none. What constitutes $150 in tailoring? Correct, it is more than the jacket and trouser cuffs. The body of the jacket may need to be taken in if you are athletically cut. The seat of the trousers may need to be adjusted to fit your seat more precisely. The width of the trouser legs may need to be slimmed down.
Taking the time to work with a “real” tailor (not the one at the department store or dry cleaner’s ) to make these kinds of adjustments to your garments will create an appearance of close to a custom suit. And when others perceive you as successful – either socially or professionally it is a magnet that will draw them closer to you
An we know that nothing looks better on YOU than custom!
Considering where your next high quality, but affordable suit should come from? I come to your your home or office, at no charge, and show you beautiful J Hilburn suiting options as well as custom shirting, ties and accessories – all 100% guaranteed!