A tailored suit is an ideal example of Made to Measure
Do you have a prise position? Or do you remember when you bought yourself a staple? How did it make you feel? All things of quality are investments; investments are for the present and future. Some key essentials us as men should have are a great pair of jeans (light and dark/black), sunglass, a weekend bag, shoes (boots, formal/dress shoes, casual, and sneakers), a winter coat, shirts (business and casual), and a suit; if you’re lucky or fortunate, a custom suit.
There are different types of suits you can purchase; starting with off the rack/ready to wear, Made to Measure, and Bespoke suiting. An off the rack/ready to wear suit is just as it sounds, it tends to go by the manufactures definition of an average customer. Moving up the ranks of suiting is M2M, which sorta gives you the definition. A made 2 measure suit is constructed to fit each customer individually, but isn’t entirely made from scratch. The final climb in our suiting ladder is Bespoke or custom suiting. A bespoke suit is the opposite of an M2M, it’s entirely made from scratch. Typically, an M2M suit will be more expensive than an off the rack/ready to wear suit, but cheaper than a bespoke garment.
Back in 2015, I had the pleasure of interviewing Geno Segura, click here for the full article. Geno Segura is the owner of Geno Suits You, a Made 2 Measure suiting company based in Houston, TX. I also had the opportunity to pick out my first M2M suit, which I was very excited for. I already had an idea of what type of suit I wanted to order. Being in the fashion world allows me to be more care-free in choosing fabrics and patterns. Some would say there are rules to choosing your first suit, which is true and also depends on what you do for a living. If you have a good collection of suits, you can be more adventures in choosing your next garment.
The full process in meeting with Geno, the fitting and the return of the suit was easy, fun, and of quality. Similar to Geno Suits You the brand, Geno is a man of high quality who understands what he wants, where he wants to go and his vision, and I can’t forget to mention his high sense of style. The fitting lasted about an hour to an hour and a half, with the selecting of the fabric, buttons, lining, trying on the jacket and trousers, making slight alterations and adding special personal details. After 4 weeks Geno called and told me my suit was in and ready for the second fitting, which was perfect. Whether you’re in the market for your first suit or a new suit the tailor you work with should be of high quality, good morals, honest, and fashion/style forward.
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