Why you should consider a tailor for your wedding suits

Its easy to get so caught up in finding your dream wedding dress that we forget about the boys! Brides often ask us for advice in finding the perfect suit to compliment not only your dream man but your dream dress!

Oscar hunt have just arrived in George St, Sydney to answer all your suit dreams! They focus on the perfect fit, offer direction on styling - even entertain the groomsmen with an in-house bar. When they called to check what shade of 'off-white' shirt would match the dress we knew they were the one...

There’s no doubt surrounding the importance of the suit you wear on your wedding day, and so it’s absolutely not the time to skimp on quality. But should you go for a high-end off-the-rack suit, or rather choose made-to-measure?

We go through the main differences to help you decide.

Photography: Raspberry Robot

Photography: Raspberry Robot

HOW IT FITS YOU

On your wedding day, you want to be wearing a suit that fits.

Perhaps the most defining feature of a made-to-measure suit is that it fits every inch of your body in perfect fashion. Tailors know better than anyone that no two men are the same. Every single one has their quirks, whether it’s narrow shoulders, muscly legs, a long torso, different arm lengths, a sloped shoulder… the list of little idiosyncrasies is endless.

The bottom line is that suit manufacturers cannot accurately accommodate these elements of the human body, and so an off-the-rack garment will never fit as well as one that’s made-to-measure.

HOW IT FITS YOUR BIG DAY

Crafting your perfect wedding suit requires a tailored approach that only made-to-measure can offer. At Oscar Hunt, we consider all aspects of your big day, ensuring your suit is perfectly matched to the occasion. We provide guidance and expertise to ensure what you’re wearing goes with the setting, style and colour theme of the wedding – whether it’s indoors or outdoors; formal or traditional; spring, summer, winter or autumn.

Choosing Oscar Hunt for your made-to-measure wedding suit also means you start with a completely blank canvas. You work closely with a team of expert fitters and tailors to create a real showpiece from more than 2,000 fabrics in different weights, colours, patterns and compositions – an exclusive range unrivalled by retailers and other made-to-measure houses alike.

Of course if you’re having a shotgun wedding, an off-the-rack suit is perfect – a good tailor will take approximately six weeks to deliver your made-to-measure garment.

HOW LONG IT LASTS

You’re getting married – do it in a suit that lasts.

Most off-the-rack suits are made of synthetic fabrics such a polyester and viscose, which do not fair well in terms of look, feel, shape retention, breathability, and reaction to cleaning and pressing. The way in which they’re constructed also greatly compromises the longevity of the garment.

A quality made-to-measure suit is constructed using leading techniques and technology which drastically improves its lifespan and quality of the drape. It is designed to be strong yet flexible, allowing it to mould to the shape of your body over time.

VERDICT

Should you use a tailor for your wedding suit?

Simply put – yes, absolutely.

Okay, so we didn’t find too many pros for the ready-made suit… but we genuinely believe its made-to-measure counterpart trumps it, especially when we’re talking about a wedding. It’s your big day – we think you deserve a tailor.

At Oscar Hunt, we run individual wedding consultations with our expert team in both the Melbourne and Sydney showrooms. Appointments are available Monday through to Friday, and on Saturdays.

Please get in touch with us for general enquiries or to organise your Oscar Hunt appointment. We can’t wait to get you looking your best for your big day.

Photography: Abi Varney

Photography: Abi Varney