A bespoke suit is one that has been made specially for you by a tailor who has taken your measurements. Knowing that you are wearing a suit that has been created specifically to make you look good will give you confidence and make an instant impression. Although they are usually more expensive than off-the-peg suits, bespoke suits can be a good long-term investment and should improve with age. If well made, it will gradually mould itself to your body as the effect of your body temperature will be to slowly press it from the inside out. That means it will look better and better. Once a tailor has created a pattern of your shape, he should keep it on file. This means that, provided you don’t change shape, he can – if necessary – make you a suit without you even having to spend time being refitted.

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