A suit is an essential part of the modern man’s wardrobe. Sure, Don Draper might have had a fair bit to do with that, but with the back-to-basics wave that seems to be sweeping through men’s fashion trends of late, a suit — even in our inhospitable climate — is a great way to make a statement and, in many ways, the most attention grabbing.
And one of the great things about Hong Kong is the abundance of men’s tailors, so you can really own your own look. “A custom suit allows one a vast range of options in fabric choices, style customisation, and fine detailing,” says Mark Asaf, a tailor at TST’s Empire International Tailors. And, in stark contrast to buying off-the-rack, tailor-made suits “are based specifically off an individual’s body measurements, followed by detailed fittings and trials,” rather than a scale of made to fit-all sizes. This is all-important when it comes to owning your look.
We spoke with Asaf about the essential things to keep in mind when buying a custom-made suit — it might seem like a lot to take in, sure, but the benefits of this will be evident next time you turn heads with your sleek new look.