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If you're interviewing for new positions often or attending formal occasions, a suit is nothing short of vital attire for your career.
However, even if your outfit costs you a thousand dollars, an ill-tailored outfit can ruin your every attempt to make the best first impression possible.
This is vital, especially to business owners, as the suits can impact your success. Purchasing low-quality suits that don't fit can affect your image and future. Here are three signs to look out if your attire doesn't provide you well as it should.
1 - Trousers Are too Long or Short
This is, unfortunately, a common problem for many suit owners. It is the first sign of any attire that requires some tailoring. Long pants will make you look short and sloppy, and those that are short don't fare any better.
If your pants are wrinkling up because it is hitting your shoes or even the ground, then it is long, and pants that expose your ankles or more are short. If you already own a pair of long trousers, you can easily tailor them to fit you. However, it’s best if you grab a pair that fits from the beginning. Your height isn't going to change that much, so your pants will always fit.
2 - Jacket Shoulders Are Too Tight or Loose
When looking for jackets, make sure the pads line up with the end of your shoulder. It should feel like the coat is hugging you, as an extra extension or tightness means that the jacket doesn't fit properly.
You can tailor your suit so that it will fit, but tailors are usually hesitant to do so. Rather than purchasing a cheap suit that has a bad fit, think of the outfit as a lifetime investment. Opt for a high-quality suit that fits instead.
This way, you won't ever have to worry about tailoring ever again! This is even more important because different people have different figures, and there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all.
3 - Sleeves Are Too Long or Short
Sleeves that are either too long or short won't leave a good impression on you. Your jacket's sleeve must be around a quarter-inch to half-an-inch shorter than your inner shirt sleeve. If your coat hits your knuckles, it will be best if you get it tailored.
Some sleeve cuffs have decorative buttons, which are easier to customize. Functional buttons are slightly harder to tailor but is still possible. Again, you're better off purchasing a custom-made suit that fits you so you won't ever face this problem in the future.
In summary, think of your wardrobe as an investment. Do not choose to purchase cheaper suits or bargain suits because you will save money.
Remember, money comes back, but a reputation that is tarnished is next to impossible to recover. Save yourself the headache of repairing your suits and make a custom-built one. With a high-quality suit that fits, you will make the best first impression on your next job interview or even at a classy dinner party.
If you’re looking for a custom tailor in Bangkok, get in touch with us today to see how we can help! We have years of experience in creating high-quality, luxury suits.
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