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The Importance of Tailoring: How to Get the Perfect Fit for Every Outfit

Everyone is worried about how an outfit matches, if it's in season, and so on. However, what about the fit? Men have a bad habit of picking any clothes they find in the store and wearing them as is. 

As such, we have too many men walking around out there in oversized clothes – which brings us to our topic today: the importance of tailored clothes. 

What is the Importance of Tailoring in Fashion? 

When we typically talk about tailored clothes, everyone thinks of the classic three-piece suits that have been sized across the shoulder and around the waist. However, tailoring is much more than that. It’s about having a wardrobe of clothes that work specifically for you and your body type.

Let’s take a look at why tailoring is so important regardless if you’re going to a concert or a business meeting. 

Having Clothes that Fit You

As we said before, tailoring is foremost about having clothes that don’t just fit but fit perfectly.

Although you can’t have every tee shirt and pants custom-tailored to your own body type, you can still buy tailored clothing. For example, Perk tees have tailored midsections to help you avoid that saggy, boxy look other off-the-rack clothes have. 

Tailored Clothes Just Look Better 

One of the biggest benefits of having tailored clothes is that they’ll always look better than their untailored counterparts. Well-fitted shirts and pants will make you look both taller and slimmer, helping you achieve a much more flattering silhouette. Plus, your clothing will last a little longer from some tender love and care. 

More Options for Your Wardrobe

Tailoring also helps you achieve a wider range of looks as opposed to off-the-rack purchases. That’s to say, tailored clothes can get you to the exact look you’re trying to achieve rather than the approximation off-the-rack brings to the table.

At the end of the day, tailoring is just as much as about adding flexibility to your wardrobe as it is about the fit of your clothes. 

Investing in Confidence 

Men’s fashion isn’t just about the clothes you wear. It’s about how you wear them, and how they make you feel. No amount of the latest fashion and expensive clothes is going to help if you don’t have the confidence to wear them. Again, this is why tailoring is so important. 

A well-tailored outfit is a confidence-boosting powerhouse. When your fit feels good, you feel good. When you feel good, you feel confident. It’s that simple. 

What are the 5 Standards for a Good Fitting? 

Now, tailoring isn’t as simple as pulling the fabric in here and letting it out there. It’s a complicated art form that makes a good tailor worth their weight in gold. They know everything about tailoring to have you looking your best.

So, let’s take a look at the top 5 standards that go into a good fitting. 

  1. Ease

In tailoring, ease refers to that space in your outfit. A balanced ease is about allowing the wearer to have a full range of motion while still fitting properly. As such, finding the right ease can be a challenge.

To achieve the right ease, your tailor will take your body measurements and add a little additional to keep your clothing from fitting too tightly. Plus, the little extra space from the ease keeps the fabric from stretching too much – prolonging the life of your clothes in the process.

  1. Line

Next up is the line of the outfit. This one is a little more complicated than easy. However, it specifically refers to the silhouette of the outfit, the proportion of the clothing relative to your body time, and the general lines of the outfit. 

To find the line in your clothes, your tailor will need to see the clothing up close and personally — preferably with you in it.

Regardless, finding the line in your outfit is essential to making your figure and current fashion sense work to its full potential. 

  1. Set

The set in tailoring specifically refers to how fabric pieces are joined together to make a single piece of clothing. For example, where sleeves meet the shoulder should be free of creases and blend seamlessly. Your whole outfit should blend together naturally.

A poor set in an outfit will feature tight or loose creases. Tight horizontal creases indicate an outfit is riding up on the wearer. Meanwhile, loose vertical creases indicate the circumference of an outfit that’s much too loose. 

  1. Balance

Balance simply refers to the relationship between your outfit and your body type. A proper balance in your outfit will feature clothing that hangs equally on each side.

And it’s really that simple. For example, Perk Chinos are great balanced and tailored clothing to work for any event or environment – making sure you look good no matter what. 

  1. Grain

Grain refers to the lengthwise and crosswise threads in a woven fabric. This is a little more subtle than the other features, but nonetheless important. 

All fabrics are woven with two sets of thread warp (lengthwise) and weft (crosswise). The grain of an outfit determines the alignment of these threads. 

Lengthwise, or straight grain, runs parallel to the fabric’s finished edge. For most outfits, this fabric is arranged from top to bottom. 

Similarly, weft grain runs perpendicular to the finished edge and has more of a horizontal, broadening effect on your clothing. 

Keep Your Outfit Fitted and Trend with Perk Clothing

At the end of the day, tailored clothes are all about making you look good. And they achieve this in many ways. Most importantly, they ensure that you have clothes that fit your unique body style. That means you get a fit that not only looks good but feels good. And as we said earlier, feeling good means confidence – and confidence is king. 

However, despite all of this, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go to the tailor for every little article of clothing. Perk has you covered with our tailored styles that hug and fit the male form with ease. Both our tees and chinos are designed to hug the male form to make a solid fit, no matter your body type. 

All of our clothing is made with quality, comfort, style, and versatility in mind.