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What to Know Before You Buy Your Next Custom Suit

By Gary Duff | May 23, 2019 | Style & Beauty

Like other investments, buying a custom suit requires an appropriate amount of research and guidance from experts who know the fabrics and textiles that comprise the highest quality garment. Since 1938, Boyds Philadelphia, a multi-generation family business, has been helping men and women find their perfect match. With their latest experience, Atelier Munro, master tailors help you create a custom-made piece that's in touch with your personal style, ensuring there's no better fit than Boyds Philadelphia. All at a more attainable price point, with custom suits from $798. So we asked Alex Gushner, Boyds' fourth generation and menswear buyer, what to know before buying your next custom suit.


Finding the Right Tailor

A perfect suit starts with a perfect fit—a master tailor creates this for you. A perfect suit needs to be relevant to the occasion—whether it’s for job interviews, wedding season, or leveling up your professional wardrobe, an experienced personal shopper identifies the perfect look for your style and your budget.

Believe the Hype

Guys who have never experienced a custom-made garment cannot understand how different it is. Simply put, custom is made for you, by you. Your personal style and your perfect fit. It’s the feeling of confidence and satisfaction knowing that this was created uniquely for you. But custom only matters if it is made well. Don’t sacrifice quality.

Marks of Excellence

When searching for a suit, there are telltale marks of craftmanship. Flip lapels over, inspect pockets and search seams for needlework, a simple but trusted way tailors can tell whether the garment is handstitched or fused by a machine. The stitching also allows the suit to mold to your body, whereas fused garments lack the breathability that custom suits offer. The small details matter here, especially when investing in a garment meant to last you years.

Why Boyds is the Perfect Fit

Boyds has set the bar for luxury fashion in Philadelphia for four generations. Of course, we offer the world’s finest fashion brands and styles, but it is our expertise that truly elevates the experience for our clients. Our highly-trained personal shoppers and style consultants guide you every step of the way. And the largest, most experienced in-house tailoring staff in the country ensures your perfect fit. Boyds is old world service and craftmanship with a fresh, modern approach. There is no place like it anywhere in the world.

To start your search for the perfect suit, visit Boyds Philadelphia at 1818 Chestnut Street or request an appointment online at

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