3 Advantages of Buying Tailored Suits Online

Custom Tailored SuitA tailored suit is defined as a set of clothing created from one fabric, usually
comprising of, at the minimum, a jacket and pants.  The most conventional style of suits in the Western world is the lounge suits, the traditional British attire.  At times, a suit may be a three-piece ensemble with the inclusion of a vest.

With the onset of e-commerce, tailored suits may now be purchased in any clothing company worldwide.  A comparative analysis of buying tailored suits online against the old practice of physically going to garment stores disclosed certain benefits.  This covers purchase of all forms of items, as well as, tailored shirts.


 Being online, stores are accessible all hours of the day at all days of the year.  Generally speaking, computers with internet access are now considered as a usual home appliance.  Furthermore, computers with web connections are a necessity in many businesses offices and establishments.

Most coffee shops, restaurants, resorts, hotels and malls offer free virtual access to its valued customers.  In contrast, going to a conventional business outlet requires commuting cost, in terms of time and money.  Likewise, business is conducted at specified hours and days.

It is important to take note though, that the latter may be more convenient, in cases where an item purchased needs to be returned.  This may arise from erroneous product given or delivered or existence of factory defect discovered after purchase.  This is a big factor as this situation may require a change in the product or a refund.

Information and reviews

 Virtual stores need to communicate their available products with text, pictures and multimedia documentations.  On the other hand, retail stores can show, to the prospective buyer, the actual item as packaged by its manufacturer.  Depending on the item, it is immediately available for scrutiny, which may involve fitting for tailored shirts.

To cover up for this, some online companies provide additional product info consisting of instructions, illustrations, safety methods and production specifications.  Customers with verified purchases are also allowed to comment on items purchased and give a rate of satisfaction.

 Price and selection

 Being reachable at all times and from the comfort of the home, purchasing items online can save a lot of time, effort and money when doing a canvas.  In the case of a tailored shirt, a simple web search will enable the interested buyer to visit as many clothing online companies in a short span of time.  Consequently, prices may be compared among the wide array of selection.   An efficient survey of available products at quoted prices is easily attained when buying online.

Depending on the profile and preference of the buyer, purchase of goods and services may be done through an actual visit to retail stores or through e-commerce.  Whichever way, it would be best that the buyer be aware of the benefits and limitations of each method.


How do you deal with vests?

3-Piece suit

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We always find male music artists wearing the vest of a three piece suit as a standalone and separate clothing item like Justin Timberlake, Usher and Adam Levine, to name a few. Sometimes they wear it with a plain white tee and blue jeans or rolled up long sleeves dress shirt and slim fit slacks. Some pair it with a painter’s hat or a fedora and some rock artists even wear the vest over a naked chest. Wearing a vest detached to the other two pieces of the suit is quite risky. Partly you have to have that swag that these musicians possess and follow the following fashion use of vests.

  • Vest + Matching Trousers + Dress Shirt. In a three piece suit, discard the jacket and wear that matching vest and trousers and put in a white dress shirt. Make sure the trousers are not lousy and in a sharp slim fit. Button the vest all the way up and roll or fold the shirt’s sleeves up to your elbow. You can go tie-less or kick this outfit with a loosely tied slim tie or a bowtie.
  • Vest + Dress Shirt + Jeans. Key to dressing down is pairing the vest with jeans. You may use black or blue slim fit jeans for this look. Button the vest all the way to the top. You may opt to be trendy and wear a dress shirt in pin stripe pattern and undo the top buttons for that rugged feel. Wear a thick belt to be consistent with the casual look.
  • Vest + Khakis + Denims. Two definitely modern cowboy in the city look are as follows: 1) white undershirt, blue or denim shirt (undone top buttons, and rolled up sleeves to the elbows), black formal unbuttoned vest, khaki slim fit pants and black leather high cut shoes and 2) black v-neck slim fit tees, brown/khaki formal vest, blue denim pair of jeans and brown leather shoes. You can either match your shoes to the color of your belt or vest.

NOTE : In dealing with vests, it is best to wear it together with an informal statement belt with a buckle that probably says LV or with a designer print/pattern. As the suit jacket is disregarded and the belt area of the pants shows off, a belt would be a nice accessory to that exposed area.

You don’t have to be Justin Timberlake for an outfit with a vest drama but you should be cautious as these three variations of illegal use of suit vests mentioned are challenging to pull off. It can either make or break an existing outfit. It normally suits a guy with lean body like the musicians mentioned earlier. The vest has its slimming effect however, do not abuse this feature, the vest cannot serve as a corset to your belly crisis.