The Modern Wedding team knows weddings. We know flowers, styling, gowns, cakes and the ins and outs of all things bridal. But when it comes to the finer points of tailored suits, we thought it best to call in an expert.
Montagio Custom Tailoring has been helping grooms suit up for their wedding days since 2010. They source the finest fabrics from all over the world and make each made-to-measure garment to the style and fit of each of their valued customers. Their mission is to make sure that grooms look "damn good" on their big day. And we think that grooms absolutely should! So we called in Jatin - Creative Director of Montagio Custom Tailoring in Sydney - to explain why its so important for grooms to have their suit tailor made.
In the hustle and bustle of a wedding, couples sometimes forget it is as important for the groom to be impeccably dressed and looking his best as it is for the bride to be beautifully attired.
While renting a tuxedo or wedding suit might save you money on the day - buying a tailor made suit actually works better in terms of return on investment. Here are five reasons why it is wise to spend more upfront on a stunning custom tailored wedding suit.
1. It's the only way to get a perfectly fitted groom's suit
The fit of your wedding suit is probably THE most important factor that affects how you will look on your big day. But for a suit to fit you like a glove, there are many things that a trained suit tailor will consider:
- Body shape
- Body measurements
- Shoulder slope
While the sales guys at a regular off-the-peg suit shop in your local shopping mall might sell “tailored” suits, don’t be fooled! What they usually mean is the suits are “tapered” (or slim fitted) and are not actually made specifically to your body shape, contours or measurements. Once a properly trained suit tailor or stylist has assessed your needs and taken your measurements, they will create a custom paper pattern for your suit. Yes, an individual pattern just for you! Your suit will then be individually cut, hand stitched and assembled as a one-off unique piece. Its chalk and cheese when compared to the mass produced of-the-peg alternative, and guarantees you a perfectly fitted wedding suit.
However, even though custom wedding suits are tailored from scratch to your measurements and shape, many tailors perform extra final adjustments after a second or third fitting to refine and further perfect the fit if necessary.
It’s all about getting the best possible fit for your body shape to give you the look you want.
2. Individualised Styling Options
Another benefit of getting your wedding suit tailored is you will receive professional, custom style advice for every you and your groomsmen which means you are not trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. You'll get the exact look you want for your special day because after all, you are creating lifetime long memories for yourself and your wedding album, so you want to look your best and have the groomsmen look their best as well.
When it comes to styling, a trained tailor and wedding suit stylist will carefully consider your:
- Wedding theme
- How to make the groom stand out
These days everyone is looking for a bit of uniqueness and individuality and theres nothing more unique than a custom suit.
3. Limitless Choice
A tailored garment offers you so much more choice than off-the-rack suits in terms of fabrics and design. You can get a suit made in lightweight wool, or linen, or cotton, thus matching fabric to the season and time of day of the ceremony, which means no sweltering in the hot summer sun. The textile can be matte or slightly glossy depending on the formality of the wedding and on whether you plan to reuse the suit in the future. Your suit - your choice.
Custom designing your wedding suit means you can take your pick from hundreds of options for suiting or internal linings in different colours and patterns. Want to personalize your suit with a monogram? Go ahead and indulge yourself - after all, this is your big day!
4. Customized Patterns and Designs
Are you inspired by a suit design you saw somewhere online, in a magazine, or in a movie? Some grooms want to channel James Bond in a head-turning statement piece like a tuxedo, whereas some want a wedding suit that can be reused later for work or other life events. That's the whole point of opting for a custom suit for grooms and groomsmen; the garments can be made to match your favourite designs or modified to fit any theme or creative idea.
5. Budget Friendly
A tailor made groom’s suit may not be as expensive as you might think.
Most good tailors offer customised men's suiting in ranges to fit any budget. It usually comes down to the quality of fabric chosen. Often the groom can select from a more exclusive range of fabrics, while the groomsmen opt for something more budget-friendly.
If all the groomsmen want to have tailored suits made, the garments could be a wedding gift to them, or alternatively they could chip in to help defray the expense. Consider this option against the alternative of suit hire. When hiring a suit you’ll still need to spend around half the price of a tailored suit for just one day, and you’ll be lucky to find one that fits.
If getting the whole gang tailored instead is your preference, not only will the boys have sophisticated suits for other occasions like the races and work or formal social events, they won’t have to go through the embarrassment of having to wear something that has been worn many times before and been through the wash cycle too many times!
While the above reasons for having a suit tailor made make practical sense, there is also a compelling emotional reason for making an investment in a custom garment. Your special day deserves an exceptional commemoration from the choice of venue and ceremony to the careful selection of your wedding attire. You owe it to yourself to spare no expense in making your nuptials a day to remember - forever.
This article was written by Jatin V, Creative Director, Montagio Custom Tailoring Sydney. Visit their website for great tailor made wedding suit ideas and advice. Be sure to check out their collection of wedding suits or drop into their Sydney store. We're sure that seeing their dapper designs will make you want a custom Montagio Suit for your groom!