How Long Does it Take To Tailor a Suit?

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Bespoke suits are a piece of art that requires a lot of time and a skilled tailor to achieve the result you want. How long does it take to tailor a suit depends on many different aspects that I’m about to cover later in this article.

How long does it take to tailor a suit?

In general, for a custom suit to be made, it takes around 3-8 weeks. However, in most cases, you should expect a suit to be ready in 3 weeks. There are many different aspects of why the time may differ so much, and here are the reasons why:

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1. How Busy Your Tailor Is?

A lot depends on a tailors schedule. Some are so busy that it might take months for them to start with your suit. So if you’re in a rush to get a wedding suit, I highly recommend you to check with you tailor if he’s not loaded with work.

2. Does your tailor have a fabric in stock?

If you want a genuinely bespoke high-quality suit, you should consider a premium fabric. To get fabric from a premium Italian or English mills can take some time depending on demand and material itself. Most tailors have fabric in stock so that you can choose one right away.

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3. Is Your Suit Fully Custom?

A fully custom suit can easily take up to 5 weeks to get ready. It requires a lot of craftsmanship and altering. Not all fabrics are treated equally – some and especially premium ones need more attention and precision; therefore, it can take that extra time to be ready.

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4. Depends On a Styling Details

Decide on styling details during your first visit to avoid delays. Every extra detail requires more time to finish a suit. It might not take that long time, but still, if everything adds up, it can take a day or two.

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5. Do You Need To Go For a Basted Fitting?

Basted fitting is where your suit is temporarily stitched together with white basting thread. It’s the very first time you get to try on your custom suit. At this point, a tailor can fine-tune the suit to fit you perfectly. However, nowadays, many customers, due to a lack of time, want to skip this essential part. I believe this is a tradition deeply rooted in bespoke tailoring, and therefore every man should not skip it and experience it at least once. It doesn’t’ take much time you’ll loose a day the most.

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 Last thoughts

It’s worth every minute waiting for a custom made suit. The experience when you go to a tailor is something special, and what is even more special is the end – A bespoke suit.

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