While any man with experience staying stylish will tell you that a custom topcoat is the only way to go, there are plenty of guys out there who might think they can save a buck or two by picking one up at the local department store.
Sure, Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom, and even J.C. Penny may occasionally have some nice pieces. But when you’re out there shopping for the piece that’s going to complete your suit, how can you be absolutely positive that it’s going to mesh well with the rest of your wardrobe?
A custom topcoat can make you stand out, with a look that subtly indicates your sophistication, intelligence, and attention to detail. The wrong topcoat can make even the best dressed man look like a mismatched ignoramus trying to put on a show.
Learning how to avoid that appearance is essential, and it all really starts with ordering a custom topcoat.
Why Ordering a Custom Topcoat Is Your Best Avenue to Style
You’ve invested a lot in your wardrobe – both in terms of time and money. You’ve picked suit jackets that are flexible and look great with many different pairs of slacks, shirts, and ties. You’ve nailed the look that’s perfect for your body type, and you know how to wear your suits to look your best.
But, if you pick the wrong topcoat, you’ll end up looking like a misguided teenager wearing something his mom picked out for a junior high awards ceremony. Whoops!
Visiting your tailor and discussing your options for a custom topcoat doesn’t just mean you’ll receive an amazingly crafted piece of the highest quality. It means you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your wardrobe at length, and get some assistance having the perfect custom topcoat tailored for your entire wardrobe.
Furthermore, you’ll be able to have a piece tailored that will withstand the test of time. When you purchase your topcoat from the local department store, you’re likely to own something that’s inspired by today’s fashion trends. If you’re going to the thrift store, you’re going to be limited to the fashions of yesteryear. There really is no happy middle ground when buying from either of these types of stores.
Your tailor, on the other hand, will know what has been fashionable for the last several decades, understand what’s fashionable today, and what’s likely to remain in fashion tomorrow. So, when he tailors your custom topcoat, you’ll be sure that it’s going to hold up for years to come – but not just when it comes to remaining fashionable.
Custom Topcoats Are Tailored to Last
The topcoat was originally created to help protect the expensive suits that men were wearing in the 16th and 17th centuries. They serve as an outer, protective layer that keeps the more delicate fabrics of your suit jacket (and even your pants) safe from wear and tear.
That means that the jacket is going to take the majority of any “abuse” that your wardrobe might experience while you’re out and about. So, it makes sense that you would need a topcoat that’s as sturdy and well-tailored as possible.
Thankfully, you can be sure that a coat custom tailored is going to be far more likely to withstand the test of time than something originating from a factory in some far-off corner of the world. The craftsmanship represented by tailored clothing just can’t be compared to anything else.
If you want to feel assured that your money is well spent, both because you look fantastic and have a piece that’s going to last as long as you need, then having a custom topcoat tailored is the only route.