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Suits Just for You: Why Go Custom?

Every guy needs at least one quality suit, for all the important events in his life. When it comes to quality, you can grab something off the rack, or you can get a suit custom-made. If you want to look and feel your best, a custom suit is the way to go. At the end of the experience, you will have a sharp-looking suit that is perfectly made specifically for you, for both your body and your personal style.

One-of-a-Kind Suits for One-of-a-Kind Guys.

When you’re looking to invest in a custom suit, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The first is where you will be wearing this suit. If you’re only looking to keep one suit in your wardrobe, you will want to have something made that is suitable for most events. If you’re looking to add a new suit to an existing collection you already have, be sure to consider what sort of events this suit will be worn to. Different occasions call for different styles and elements: some design elements are better suited to more casual events, while others should only be worn in the most formal of situations. Check out the articles we have in our Gentleman’s Cafe for more information on picking styles and elements for any occasion.

Another thing you want to consider is your frame and face shape. The benefit of investing in a custom suit over grabbing one off the rack is that your suit will be designed with your shape and structure in mind. A well-made suit can work wonders on a man: it can accentuate features you love about yourself, and minimize the features you don’t. The design elements can also speak about who you are as a person and what kind of things you value. Are you a cigar and whisky kind of gentleman or do you prefer craft beer? Do you prefer to be a quiet observer or do you want to be the center of attention? The design elements of a suit – like the lapel style and width or the button layout – can all send subtle, silent signals to the people you meet about what kind of man you are. When you design a custom suit with us, you are in charge of the design and construction process, from start to finish, leaving you with a one-of-a-kind suit, for you, a one-of-a-kind guy.

We’re Different. Here’s How and Why.

Here at HARTTER | MANLY, we create a custom suit experience that leaves you with a suit of impeccable quality, designed with your stylistic choices and measurements to ensure the best fit possible. We use European fabrics and have over 3,000 swatches available to choose from. Most of our suits are 100% wool, but we also offer cashmere and silk blends, to build a suit for you that makes the exact statement you’re looking to put out into the world. Our suits come with a half-canvassed interlining (check out our article in the Gentleman’s Cafe for more information on interlining), but you can upgrade to a full-canvas suit for an even better fit that will only mold to your body more with time and wear.

Your suit from H|M will be a lasting investment: half and full-canvas suits last much longer, and don’t lose their shape the way fused suits do. And the interlining of your suit is not the only choice you get to make. With your custom suit through H|M, you will make all the choices: do you want your side-arm buttons glued or stitched? What color do you want your stitches to be? Do you want them to blend in or stand out as an accent? Need a suit to perfectly match a bridesmaid’s dress? We got you. Every style and fit choice is up to you, ranging from lapel types to button layouts to vents. Make those choices and watch your perfect suit come to life.

Here’s an example:

We Fit Better.

Every man is different, in endless ways. We go beyond chest, waist, and shoulders, because even if two men have the same basic measurements, no two shapes are identical. Bespoke suits are considered the top-of-the-line in menswear, but they have some drawbacks. They’re expensive (we mean expensive) and they’re a hassle. They take multiple fittings and require you to head into the tailor at least three times before your suit is complete. They work from scratch, not from a pattern, for a better fit, but if you get your suit designed with a menswear provider that uses many measurements, you’ll get just as great a fit at a much friendlier price-point and with a lot less hassle. In addition, having a suit tailored to your body and shape will do more than fit great – it will give you a unique wearing experience that you won’t find with any suit you grab off the rack. Not only do our suits look fantastic, they feel fantastic. You will find it easier to move in and it won’t feel claustrophobic or hot.

H|M custom suits are made-to-measure: they build off of existing patterns and use your personal measurements to make the required adjustments. Using 25+ measurements (where most M2M suit providers will use 10 to 15), we bring you a perfect fit, that doesn’t break the bank and doesn’t take multiple fittings. Using this many measurements minimizes the likelihood that you’ll have to take your new suit in to a tailor to have adjustments made, so you can take your suit out on the town as soon as it arrives at your door.

Make a Statement.

At the end of the day, investing in a suit is important. A custom suit with fit and design crafted to your exact specifications can make you stand out at any event you wear it to. It will make a statement about your identity and your personal style, and it will fit like a second skin, making you look and feel like the best version of yourself. A suit says a lot about a man. What is your suit saying?
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Cait Lambert

Cait Lambert is a barber and freelance writer. In addition to her work in men’s grooming and lifestyle, she has also written numerous fiction pieces: two screenplays and a YA novel. She lives in San Diego, CA, with her dog, Toni. Follow her on Twitter - @caitwrites


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