Everyone sees it everywhere. "Get your tailored suits here", "This is tailored and this is traditional", "Oh I don't want a tailored suit, I'm too big of a guy to fit in one of those".
I hear this all of the time, and those are just some of the things I hear on a daily basis talking to hundreds of men when it comes to "tailored" clothing.
Guys first off, you can never be too big to wear something tailored because that just doesn't make sense. Now I don't blame people for being confused on what the word "tailored" might mean. Only because I know marketing has a huge part to play in misusing the word, and sales associates misuse the word as well when trying to sell a more expensive garment to make it sound more of a luxury product.
So here it is guys, when you go and get a "Tailored" suit or when you get your garment "Tailored" to you, it means to fit you. A fitted suit. That doesn't mean a skinny, slim, modern, traditional suit. It is a suit that fits you. Fitted to your proportions to make you look as proportionate as possible. Now it can mean you're going to need a skinny suit if you're skinny or a traditional suit if you're a bigger guy. But the point to having or even being "Tailored" is to have something fit to your body shape guys. There're too many guys wearing over sized suits or suits that aren't sized right. Being tailored comes down to fit and proportion. Are the sleeves the correct length? Is the jacket the proportionate length of your torso? Do the shoulders fit correctly? Do you have a collar role? Is the seat too low or too high? These are only some of the big questions you are asking about and looking for when getting a "Tailored" suit.
You also probably think a custom suit or a Made To Measure suit is a "Tailored" suit. Which you're right. But don't get stuck into thinking that's the only "Tailored" suit there is. Your suit doesn't have to be a form of a custom suit in order for it to be considered tailored.
So next time you go get a suit, don't be fooled by the signs or the salesmen when they say we have tailored suits. That suit is only tailored once you put it on and make the correct adjustments to your shape. If I were to get a "Tailored" suit, I would totally want a bespoke garment. Most of my tailored garments are Made To Measure garments. why? because it's easy, they're good, and to me, a Made To Measure suit is customizable enough for me to go that route for the price.
This is my input on the word "Tailored" and what it means. I hope this was helpful to some of you. And I hope you dive more into getting your clothes tailored so then you can be a well fitted tailored gentleman. But no matter what in the end it's all about you and what your personal style is! Remember you're awesome!
Till next time gents.
Nashville Style Guy