Why You Need a Tailored Suit in Your Wardrobe
To the untrained eye, it might not be apparent why one would need to own a pricey suit (>$1,000) when there are plenty of models that cost only a few hundred dollars.
Truth be told, there are significant differences between cheap and expensive suits that will justify you having at least one pricey jacket in your wardrobe. Here’s why you should make this important investment…
1) First impressions matter
While it may not seem fair that someone wearing a high-quality, well-tailored suit routinely gets taken more seriously than those with better ideas but inferior threads, this is the world we live in.
People are hard-wired to like and trust people who are aesthetically pleasing (and they will continue to do so as long as they prove that they have substance behind their looks).
As a result, it is important to have a bespoke suit in your closet that you can wear to client meetings, networking events, and other situations where you will interact with decision makers. By doing this, you will be able to improve your results in business.
2) Upwards of 30 hours are spent assembling each suit
Cheap suits do not have much care or attention paid to them when they are created. Put together in an assembly line environment, each of these coats takes as little as a couple of hours to complete.
Made by workers making peanuts per hour, there are many details that are missed, leading to irregularities that executives and fashion fans will spot quickly.
On the other hand, bespoke suits are hand-stitched and thoroughly examined for quality. At least eight hours and as many as thirty hours go into each of these coats, making it highly likely that it will be symmetrical and look amazing (after being tailored to the person that buys it).
3) It will last longer
Another hallmark of an expensive suit is their durability. Made from superior materials that stand the test of time, they will fit and look as good as they did on the first day, many years from now.
On the other hand, a cheap suit will begin to come unglued in the first couple of years (literally, as many of these coats use glue to hold some seams together), leading to unsightly irregularities that will necessitate a replacement.
4) They are more comfortable
Many of the materials that compose a cheap suit are artificial fabrics that were made in a lab. As such, they will lead to you getting hot in many settings, putting you off your game and hastening the coat’s demise (the excessive warmth unbinds glued seams over time).
Expensive suits are made from natural fabrics such as cotton and wool, both of which breathe naturally, allowing you to not perspire excessively in heated situations.