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What is the point in tailored suits ?

  • 31-12-2022 12:04am
    Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭

    Unless you happen to be someone who is in between sizes or is outside the normal size range I can't see any point in tailored suits.

    If you can fit into a standard suit size then buying a tailored suit seems like a complete waste of money to me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭Big Gerry

    Double post please delete.

  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭Big Gerry

    So do Armani suits but you don't need to buy them tailored.

  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭Big Gerry

    I believe the cheapest tailored suits cost about a grand were as you can buy a very nice business suit for around 500 euro.

    If I was a white collar professional who had to wear suits all the time I wouldn't buy a tailored suit unless I had money to burn.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,717 ✭✭✭✭Dav010

    Have you ever worn a tailored suit?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox

    A tailored suit fits you

  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭GSBellew

    You gave the reason in your opening comment.

    There is no one size fits all solution, some people will get away with an off the shelf suit, it'll fit ok or even quite well, but there is going to be a compromise somewhere.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,227 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    If I was a white collar professional who had to wear suits all the time I wouldn't buy a tailored suit unless I had money to burn.

    White collar professionals who have to wear suits all the time do have money to burn, but because they have to wear suits all the time, they see the value in spending money on suits which are comfortable, as opposed to off-the-rack suits which are definitely nowhere near the same quality or comfort when they’re having to wear suits all day.

    Blue collar workers who don’t have to wear suits and have money to burn are more likely to have to wear PPE gear, which if you’ve ever had to wear it is often more about safety and less about comfort, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of money on quality, comfortable PPE gear that can be worn all day.

    Different strokes for different folks is all.

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    The difference is looking fine, and looking really good. A lot of people won't fit something off the rack perfectly.

    Never had a full suit tailored but trousers and shirts I've had done look way better. Same with having stuff I've bought off the rack adjusted. I thought the trick was to buy off the rack and have it adjusted, or did I hear that wrong?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭Mongfinder General

  • Registered Users Posts: 104 ✭✭Alonzo Mosley

    It's a bit like buying a car with extras, if you can afford it go for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,062 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    Designed to fit you perfectly

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Just be wary of cupping.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,717 ✭✭✭✭Dav010

    No issue here with a bit of cupping from a good looking female.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Why do blue collar workers pay a small fortune for snickers work trousers instead of buying portwest gear? Same difference.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It’s like buying a guitar. It’s new but you still need to get a professional setup to make it better

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,059 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    If you need to know why a tailored suit is better looks at a grooms party in hired suits, they just don't sit quite right.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,227 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    • Buy and maintain good shoes. I personally find Loake (only those made in England) to be good value. Buy at least two pairs and interchange them daily to get you started. Shoes I purchased 9 years ago still look the part (Buy and maintain good shoes. I personally find Loake (only those made in England) to be good value. Buy at least two pairs and interchange them daily to get you started. Shoes I purchased 9 years ago still look the part (after multiple resolings).

    That sounds very much like the idea of the chap who says his shovel is as good as the day he bought it, he’s only had to replace the handle and the shovel part a couple of times 😁

    I don’t think I’d ever get that long out of a pair of shoes, I’d probably be taking them in to get re-soled every couple of months. I used to go down on the outside of my shoes fairly quickly, but I’d recommend any man investing in Loakes or a nice pair of shoes like that should get orthopaedic supports if they need them, wouldn’t need to be re-soled as often.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Labelled

    It works for me.

    I used to wear normal mass manufactured shoes that I found looked like crap after a month.

    I sought out something better and personally found that shoes constructed by hand from a manufacturer with a good reputation using actual leather are better.

    Even my oldest pair look great. You must buy good quality in the first instance and then maintain at least once a month (Clean & hydrate with good quality products) See video

    Trial and error has thought me that getting a good cobbler is important and most I tried are rubbish.

    I use "Italian Heel Bar" off Grafton Street they are pretty good in my opinion.

    You can get the choice of rubber or leather soles for most shoes.

    Leather you could end up replacing them every 2 years depending on use (rain wears them down quicker), Rubber last around twice as long.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I just got married day before yesterday in a rented suit . It fit perfect because it was tailored

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,059 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    Fair play, you obviously got lucky and went to a place with a good tailor. I've seen some look awful.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,074 ✭✭✭Citizen  Six

    I had the last Armani suit I bought tailored, so it would look, and fit, better.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,060 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52

    TBH, if you don't see the difference then don't bother.

    The piece that doesn't show in a fitted good quality suit ( plus being well shod, good shirt and tie) is how much it does for your self-confidence. deportment and general demeanour, especially if in a work environment full of "suits".

    The feel good, FU, factor is immeasurable.

    Its a bit like getting the first chur isteach, you have to experience it😀

    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.

  • Registered Users Posts: 667 ✭✭✭techman1

    especially nowadays when its so rare, but remember the bushy beard also needs to go . I think clean shaven sharp suited man is now a rarity

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭corner of hells

    What are you doing posting in here just after getting married.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,820 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    Conor McGreogor has got loads of young lads into suits again.

    Generally they look like rough out in them tough.