There has always been
a notion that you are what you wear. Deals are thought to be made or broken
based on the clothes a person wears. Some even say that certain colors mean
clothes that suit your frame and personality is one key to having confidence. Ill fitting clothes can be a distraction just as much as inappropriate clothing for the occasion. We have scoured the globe to find four designers who make custom suits for women.
1. Moi-Meme was started by Dawn Verbrigghe in 2006. They focus on your body type, work environment and the goals of the person. They have a show room in New York City where a person can get measured and see ideas of what’s available. Moi-Meme has been featured in many major magazines. One of their unique qualities is that they are specifically for women. The only drawback is that you must be measured by their tailor in their NYC store in order to buy a suit. You can purchase custom pants, shirts and skirts online.
2. Tom James is the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of custom clothing. They have offices in 45 states and a show room in NYC. The difference with Tom James is they send a a consultant to you. No trying to fly to NYC or having your kid take your measurements is necessary. Tom James wants to be your full clothier, so they also offer casual clothing. They have an 80% repeat business on a yearly basis to keep you in style whatever the season or occasion.
3. Raja Fashions in Hong Kong has over 25,000 material choices. Women wanting custom suits make an appointment with one of their advisers, have their measurements taken and then choose what they want made. They tend to focus on the major cities, so a person might have to travel to get to their appointment, which is generally in a hotel over a select period. They will even copy items from magazines. Their suits range from $350 to $5,000 depending on the material choice and style.
4. Bluesuits make their custom clothing right in the NYC. One of their strong points is they do suits for plus sized women, which none of the others do. Considering the average woman is size 14, this is a gift to them. Another unique aspect to Bluesuits is they send a sample garment made to your exact measurements to try on before they cut the custom suit. This avoids the need for alterations after the custom suit is made. They also seem to focus exclusively on women.
When choosing a clothier to make your custom suit, you should shop around, ask questions, and go with the one which fits your budget and understands your needs.