When you are picking out your suit for a wedding, one of the major things you have to consider is where are you going to get your suit from. Should you rent a suit? Buy one? Or should you get one custom made?
The important thing to consider is how much each option costs and the benefit you get from each choice. In this article, we'll go over the benefits and costs of each of these options.
How Much Should You Pay for a Suit?
The most obvious difference between renting, buying, or getting a suit custom made is the cost. Let's look at what you pay and receive in each case.
Renting a tuxedo is the least expensive option. This is a tuxedo you borrow, usually for up to three days, and then return.
Buying a tuxedo or suit that is already made is between renting and getting a suit custom made in terms of cost. This suit, you buy it, and it is yours for as long as it fits you.
What can help you decide if you want to buy or rent a suit is asking yourself if you will use the suit again.
Consider this: if you rent a suit just twice in your life, you are already on par with buying a ready made suit. After the third time, you have overall paid more for renting a suit than if you had bought a suit from the beginning.
So, if you are going to use a suit again, it makes sense buy a suit instead of renting it.
Are Custom Made Suits Worth it?
Now, what is the difference buying an off the rack suit or getting a suit custom made?
When you get a suit off the rack, you unfortunately have to take it as it is. While some tailors can adjust it, getting a perfect fit can't always be possible. You may run into certain fitting problems.
Custom suits can be the most costly option. When designing a custom suit, you work with a fashion designer to get a suit exactly as you want it. It will fit properly, and it will look good for your needs.
Custom suits are made to fit you perfectly
But maybe it would be easier to just buy a suit off the rack, and not have to worry about picking the right colour, or the right fabric, or design.
When designing a suit with Nathon Kong, Nathon takes on that burden for you. His process begins with getting to know you and your needs. As an expert in lifestyle and design he can make suggestions on the details of the suit so it best serves what you need it for.
Should you Invest in a Custom Suit?
Nathon sometimes refers to a suit as an investment. You aren't just buying a suit. You are also experiencing the creation of a unique suit.
It is a suit that you may plan to use again. Since it is designed to fit your body type, you will want to ensure that you can maintain the same body shape so that the suit continues to fit you for a long time.
And of course, when you buy a suit that is custom made to your desires, you develop a stronger emotional connection to it, and the memories that come with the experience.
The suits created by Nathon Kong include an exclusive artwork in the lining of the suit. The art is by participants of Les Impatients, a non-profit organization that supports people with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art classes.
Nathon Kong donates 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients to support the community.
When you wear Nathon Kong, you are not only wearing your story, but also the story of a person's journey to mental health recovery.