How to Design a Custom Suit That's Perfect For You

Getting a custom suit is a great option because you can wear it more than once.

If a family event is around the corner and you are clueless about what to wear, then our suggestion would be to get a custom suit designed. You can wear it to a party, to an interview, to work, and wherever you please. If we have successfully convinced you and you are ready to make an appointment with a tailor, here’s all that you need to know to get the right custom suit designed for you.


Research Well and Ask Necessary Questions

If you decide to walk into your tailor’s office without any proper research, clueless of what exactly you’re looking for, you’re starting off on the wrong foot. You need to tell your tailor why you need the suit, the type of fabrics you’re interested in, the kind of fit you want, and more. because the answers to these questions will determine that the final outcome. The more detail, the better! Also, do not hesitate to ask your tailor any questions that might come to mind.



My tailoring is about style and craftsmanship, at Park Lane tailors every garment is well made with a perfect fit and finish.

– Roger Davies

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Get to Know Your Tailor

Once you have decided on the tailor you want to work with, get to know him well. The reason behind that is every tailor has a different approach and style towards work. Some tailors will also have house styles–a foundational cut and approach to each suit. So get to know the style and cut that your tailor favors as well as the creative approaches that he usually takes. Establishing a good relationship with your tailor is crucial to get the perfect custom suit.


Choose the Right Fabric

The right fabric is the key to having a great custom suit that can be worn for years. Suits can be made from any fabric, but it is essential to choose the right one to ensure it feels comfortable and can be worn for a long time. While some fabrics feel soft to the touch, they might not be made with high-quality material. So be careful with your selection. Choose fabrics with a higher thread count that was made with wool or cotton sourced from a reliable place and avoid synthetic fabrics and blends.


Do remember that higher quality materials are easier to care for and are more likely to retain their integrity over a long time. Another vital aspect to consider during the selection of fabric is durability. It’s important to choose a durable material and cut while designing the perfect suit. Also, do not forget to ask your tailor about the specific care you need to take to extend the lifespan of your suit. For starters, invest in some high-quality hangers and be careful with dry cleaning.


Don’t Ignore the Basics

If you are designing your first custom suit, consider picking foundational or basic colors and materials. Shades of blue, black, and gray are perfect examples of basics, and they go well with other vibrant hues like red, olive, salmon, and yellow. For more options on classic hues, talk to your tailor. Do remember that a professional and robust wardrobe is successful because it is built on a solid foundation.

Don’t Follow Trends Blindly

A custom-made suit is a significant investment and timeless addition to the wardrobe. It should be a versatile piece that will last for years to come. Don’t follow current fashion trends blindly and design something that will go out of fashion in a year or two. Instead, go for a classic color and design, so that you are guaranteed to attend an event today and in the years to come with elegance.


Listen To Your Tailor

Finally, respect your tailor’s advice. Your tailor is an expert who has been in this business for years and knows what’s best for his clients. If you are unsure about his knowledge in the field of fashion, ask him about his background. This will give your tailor the chance to talk about his area of expertise and give you a clear picture on what you can expect. Trust any advice you get from your tailor and be open to suggestions, especially during the fitting process. With the two of you working together, it’ll be easy to bring your dream suit to life!


If you’re looking for a professional, friendly tailor in Bangkok, get in touch with us today! We’re happy to help.


Attention to details that makes a difference.

Roger Davies