In this article we propose you to understand what characterizes a mid-range suit, then what characterizes a high-end suit. The goal is to give you the basis to better understand the market, and to understand what can be expected from a product depending on the price. There is in our opinion too much misunderstanding on this subject, many men pay a price too high for outfits or pieces that are not worth it. Let's look at this together.
The jacket should be semi-canvas. A semi-starched jacket is a jacket where the inside of the bust is sewn with a coarse wool (it's schematic but you get the idea). This interlining allows to stiffen the bust, to give it more hold. A thermo-glued jacket is a jacket that has been passed under a hot press so that the whole front is glued. Concretely, the fusing is less durable, bubbles may appear over time, and the jacket gives much less hold.
The fabrics must be of high quality: no synthetic material should be tolerated. Apart from polyester and other inexpensive materials, the most common materials are wool, cotton/linen blends or even wool/cashmere blends.
The cut must be particularly careful. The back should be as clean and precise as possible, the shoulders should fall perfectly. The devil is in the details.
- The finishes are also important, they guarantee the durability of your suit in the first place, but also the "cleanliness" of the whole. Check the seams: stitch frequency, cleanliness of the seam in particular. Check the inside, pockets, lapels. At this price, you are entitled to expect a relatively well finished product.
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIGH-END PRODUCTS?
High-end, by definition, is still one notch higher in terms of finish and price. We are entering the ready-to-wear market with impeccable finishes and cuts, or in the measure of