Most people when they hear the words “custom-fit” will roll their eyes without a second thought and opt in for clothes that are straight off the rack. This is because “custom-fit” is often associated with a high price tag, and the only people who actually bother to get something custom-fitted are the ones who live lavish lifestyles and have a large ego. However, this is not the case. There are several reasons why you should get your clothes customized by a tailor, including:

1. A Better Fit

Not everyone has the same body type, so a blazer off the rack might be perfect in the shoulders for someone, but is too short in the arms or too wide in the waist. Another person wearing the same blazer could fit the waist, but the shoulders are too small or too broad. Getting your clothes customized will ensure that they fit your body the best, boosting your confidence by flattering your body type.

2. Quality Materials

 With customized clothing, you don’t need to worry about whether the clothes were made in a sweatshop in a third-world country who pays their workers less than .25 cents an hour. Most clothing in popular chains are mass produced because all these big companies care about is making a profit, no matter how low quality they make their clothes. With custom made clothing, every material that is used is of the highest quality and every detail of the garment is scrutinized before it makes its way out of the shop.

 3. Personalization

Have you ever walked into a clothing chain and not found a single thing that is your style? Or something catches your eye, but it’s made with the wrong material, or you wish it came in a different colour? With custom made clothing, you can choose everything, from the fit, to the colour, the style, the fabric, and so much more. Doing this allows you to have one-of-a-kind clothing that reflects your personal style and tastes.

4. Durability

 Off the rack clothes are also known as fast fashion because they wear out within a few months, prompting the wearer to go out and buy new clothes because they can’t be caught dead in the shirt that wore out after a few washes in the washing machine. But people continue to go for these clothes because these garments are cheap and people really do not like to spend more money when they don’t have to. However, custom made clothes are actually a worthy investment. Putting your money towards quality things, rather than buying the same cheap stuff over and over again will actually end up saving you money in the long run, if you’re able to afford the up-front cost. 

Speak with your tailor to learn more about the benefits of custom-made clothing.