The Fitting Process
Fabric, Styling and Fit are essential to consider when choosing a new suit.
- If you are beginning your wardrobe or refreshing the basics, it is wise to invest in solid navy, dark gray and other versatile colors. Try to avoid the flashy, seasonal suits if you are looking at wardrobe basics. In a four seasons climate, choose a lighter weight wool fabric. Jackets can be half-lined if you are often hot or fully lined if you wear the jacket for warmth. Buy the best fabric you can afford. It will always serve you well.
- The styling of a suit will send the real message. Decide whether you want a suit that looks more modern or traditional. Choose between a conservative look or a fashion forward one. Small details like the style of trouser front in flat or pleated style, finishing the pant in a hem or cuff, the width of your legs, how long you wear your sleeves and the width of your lapels and pockets can send a powerful message.
- A suit should fit your body as snugly as possible without being restrictive. A well-fitted suit will accentuate physic or hide unwanted features. The jacket should drape beautifully over the wearer’s shoulders, with minimal wrinkles in the fabric. The trousers should create a slimming silhouette. In the end, it is up to you to convey what look you want to achieve and your preferences in the suit. Mary can guide you through these decisions if you are unsure.
The construction of our garments is of such great quality, that you will be wearing them for 10+ years. The inner linings, buttons, padding, canvas, and fabric will be top of the line.
Fitting a customer for a suit can be very challenging. However, our method of using try-on garments, measuring tape, digital imaging, and personal garments gives us more information than we need to get the preferred fit. We guarantee our product and will work with you until you are 100% satisfied. Call or email Mary with any questions and to schedule your personal fitting.