Into the idea of Custom Made suits but not sure how to get started? Here’s how to get the right suit for you



Words: L. Thorpe

Make your suit as personal as your style with Moss Custom Made, our tailored suit service available across our UK stores.

You don’t need an appointment to have your men’s suit tailored, and it’s so fast, it can be done on your lunch break. You can customise your fabric, fit and finishes, and it’ll be ready for collection or delivery in 28 days, all without the cost of a bespoke suit made from scratch.

What is a tailored suit?

There are a few different options when it comes to buying a tailored men’s suit, tailored-fit shirt or tailored trousers. Let’s run through the differences between the three main types of tailored suit so you can get a feel for which one’s right for you.

? Made-to-measure – Also known as a custom-made suit, this style of men’s suit is created using an existing pattern that’s adjusted according to the exact measurements of the person who’s going to be wearing it. You get to choose what you want when it comes to fabric, lining and finishings.
? Bespoke suit – In tailoring, a bespoke suit is one that’s made entirely from scratch. The pattern it’s cut from is totally unique, the measurements are completely individual to you, and you can choose exactly what you want in terms of fabrics and finishes. It’s a seriously luxurious, and usually expensive, option.
? Ready-to-wear – This suit style is what you’d buy in a clothing store, straight from the rack in your size. It’s a way more budget-friendly option than a made-to-measure suit or a bespoke option and means you can easily have your suit altered or upgraded for a better fit if there are changes you want to make.

With Moss Custom Made we offer made-to-measure tailoring, meaning you can pick your favourite fabric and have a suit made to your specifications. Whether that’s changing the leg length of your trousers, swapping out a fabric or lining or updating the fit of your suit jacket for a style that’s as individual as you are.

How does Moss Custom Made work?

You can head online to design your favourite tailored fits, or you can visit any Moss store where one of our suit experts will be happy to help you find the suit you’ve been looking for. You don’t need to make an appointment, but if you’re in a rush then it might be a good idea.

From there, the steps to your customised suit are exactly the same:

? Step 1: Select your fit. Choose from slim, tailored or regular fit and two-piece suits or three-piece suits, tuxedos, jackets, waistcoats or trousers only. It’s totally up to you.

? Step 2: Design the details. You can choose from 90 different fabrics and order up to three fabric swatches before you decide on your final design. From there, you can pick your lining, buttons, pockets, fit, monogram, lapel size, buttonholes and stitching, even down to lapel and shoulder width.

? Step 3: Enter your sizes. Either measure yourself at home to get the right suit fit, or get one of our experts instore to measure you for the right fit.

? Step 4: Get it in 28 days. Once you’re ready to commit, confirm the details and order your suit. It’ll be ready in 28 days, either delivered to your door or waiting for you to collect instore.

This process is completely in your hands, but you’re not starting with a blank page, which can be overwhelming when you’re designing your suit. We love seeing the styles and designs our customers create for their special occasion, whatever that occasion is. Whether you want a wedding suit, work suit or something else, we’ve got you covered with Moss Custom Made.

Ready to choose your tailored men’s suit?

The first step is to start browsing to get some inspiration for what suit styles, fabrics and finishes you like so you have some idea of what you want to order. It might be worth trying on some different styles and colours so you can be confident in your choices.

Remember to build in the design, creation and delivery time if you want your suit for a special event or occasion. Once you know what type of tailored suit you want, head on over to Custom Made and start building your custom outfit.