Alan David Custom Blog & Bespoke Articles

At Alan David Custom, we don't only fit our customers perfectly, we also provide them with tips and ideas in choosing a fitted custom tailored suits. You can find these tips and ideas from our articles in this blog section. We post on our blog regularly. So stay stuned.

Tips for a Perfect Custom Suit

How to Choose a Perfect Custom Suit: 12 Tips

Think a suit is just a suit? Not if you want to make an impression. And not if you want a suit that fits you.   Leave behind the idea that you can properly present yourself with off-the-rack or made-to-measure options. Here is some advice on purchasing a custom or bespoke suit.   1.) Be confident with your choice.   If you are undecided on whether to get a bespoke suit, consider that anything you pull off a rack will not take into account the way the human body is actually built. Notably, 70% of people have one arm that is a quarter-inch longer than the other (Business Insider); your suit should reflect the reality of your body’s dimensions if you want to look your best.   2.) Know what you want.   You don’t need to know exactly what you want, of course. Part of the shopping process is […]

Made to Measure vs. Bespoke Suits

Bespoke vs. Made-to-Measure

The quality of a suit is heavily influenced by its material, style, and the way that it is tailored (the extent to which it is truly fitted to the individual). Related to that last element, let’s look at a few terms used to describe different approaches — particularly bespoke and made-to-measure (MTM).   Other suit descriptors: ready-to-wear, off-the-rack, and custom 5 distinctions between bespoke & made-to-measure Evolution of suit creation Ambiguity & lack of law Getting the right fit   Other suit descriptors: ready-to-wear, off-the-rack, and custom   Before we get into detail related to bespoke and made-to-measure, let’s look at three other ways that suits are described or categorized:   Ready-to-wear (RTW) – The designer comes up with cuts and styles for suits, offering ready-to-wear suits directly off the rack. “The development of the RTW suit was pioneered in the 1950s, when manufacturers segmented the male form into different […]

Don't Go Off the Rack for Your Suit

At a Glance: Why You’re Doing Yourself a Disservice with an Off the Rack Suit

It’s safe to say that having at least one suit isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Every man will find himself in a situation where he’s going to need a suit, no matter what line of work he’s in. This is especially true in New York City where appearances are just as important as who you know. Competition is the name of the game in New York. There are plenty of qualified people here with impressive resumes and networks. So, more is needed to stand apart. Never underestimate the value of signaling. And, what signals success better than looking good? Not much. Owning custom suits in NYC is one of the best things you can do for yourself professionally and personally. After all, in an increasingly social media dominated world, it’s telling that you’ll find many popular images tagged with the famous phrase “There is nothing like a well-tailored man […]

Things to Look for When Selecting a Custom Tailor

Selecting a custom tailor can be a rigorous process. Listed below are some of the main traits your custom tailor should have. 1. Custom tailoring is an art, not a science. Custom tailoring must be learned by doing; a high level of craftsmanship cannot be taught in a classroom or via books. It may seem like a collection of simple measurements but it is so much more. The eye of the custom tailor is crucial to the fitting process. He must be able to recognize things that a tape measure is unable to gauge, such as a low right or left shoulder, body posture, the position of the arms, button stance and many other variables. Look for a tailor who has been in business for a long period of time. Inferior custom tailors tend to go out of business quickly due to the difficulty of the craft. Don’t be afraid […]

Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion 2015

This Fall/Winter season comes with sophisticated, comfortable and stylish looks. The tailored wardrobe is getting an update with modernized double-breasted suits and checkered jackets. DOUBLE-BREASTED SUITS The double-breasted suits are back in style this season. This jacket makes any man looking elegant and somewhat sophisticated. Some say this suit looks preppy and old-school gangster. Thanks to celebrities this retro look came back and transformed into a modern formal and semi-formal must-have. This style of suit is not for everyday wear, it’s often worn as a corporate look so if you work in a bank, executive position or you have your own business, then it’s essential to wear a double-breasted suit. Tailoring is key in mastering the double-breasted trend.  CHECKERED JACKETS This season, some designers are suggesting a more accessible take on visual impact, swapping digital prints for subtle checks. The checkered plaid is an even pattern of plaid that forms checker-like boxes. Timeless […]

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