Tuesday, June 29, 2010
If anyone ever tells you that they can't see a difference between off-the-rack and custom, tell them to look again. I especially like this picture, which seems to display a homely teenager on the left and a up-coming, sophisticated businessman on the right. You could say the difference is obvious; the guy on the left suit is too baggy. But there is even more to the picture. Every other detail besides the bagginess is what separates a off-the-rack or tailored suit from a custom suit. Look at the difference in the size of the armhole, shoulder, stomach and bicep measurements on the jacket. Look at the ankle, knee, crotch, and thigh measurement on the trousers. These measurements and many more add to the overall make-up of custom suits. Typically, there needs to be at least 20 measurements to make a fine fitting suit. Its through all of these minute measurements that transform the kid on the left, to the custom suit wearing gentleman on the right.