Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Off-the-Rack, Made-to-Order and Custom Clothing: The Differences Every Man Should Know

Misconceptions about custom clothing are gaining traction, and there’s a reason: retailers want their customers to believe they’re getting more than they bargained for.

The truth is that real custom clothing far exceeds lookalikes in quality, style and most importantly, value. A custom-made suit that can cost as little as $1,200 will outlast its off-the-rack or made-to-measure counterpart by a factor of three and can even be refreshed after a few years the same way a good pair of shoes are fitted with new soles.

Better department stores now push “custom,” “made-to-order” and “made-to-mea...
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