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What You Should Know Before Purchasing Custom-Tailored Suits Online

What You Should Know Before Purchasing Custom-Tailored Suits Online

The e-commerce world is experiencing its greatest boom yet, and it’s been my major concern to communicate this with the fashion-conscious public.

When you are considering making a purchase from an online retailer, it’s best to look beyond the beauty of a website with its amazing designs and instead focus deeply on what it really offers. Here are some things customers should know before patronizing an online custom-made suit store.

Online Business is Booming

Today, many custom-made clothing tailors are offering their services online. Basically, their logic is the same, as follows:

  • Collect orders on a website, including the customer’s choice of suit and their individual measurements.
  • Make the order. According to customers’ individual choices, ask a factory (or their own factory) to make the suit.
  • Deliver the suit.
  • Provide after-sale service. If for any reason the suit needs alteration, return or exchange, make sure the customer has these options.

Personalization + made to measures + lower price. Such a good combination makes a lot of people want to try ordering from these sites, even those who can easily find a perfectly fitted ready-to-wear suit in a local store. However, there is a big challenge.

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Buyer Beware

Buyers should know that the customer complaint rate in this online business is much higher than in other ready-to-wear businesses, and this mostly results from wrong measurements or “bad fit.”

Where Buyers Experience the Greatest Challenge

Buying a well-fitted suit is not like buying a phone or other electronic item, and it therefore becomes very important to source for best custom tailored suits online. It doesn’t matter whether you buy your phone or other electronics from Amazon or other stores, because they will always retain their quality, but buying a custom tailored suit is entirely different. Where you get it should be your first consideration.

There is a reason for this. You want to be sure that what you’re paying for and what you will receive is the best quality and best fit for you even before paying for it. If that’s true, you have to contact a good seller.

Most people only decide to buy from a store because they believe the store has a good reputation, or maybe because:

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  1. A friend or a family member says it’s good.
  2. A lot of people online (on forums or on social media) say it’s good.
  3. A website is well-made, a beautiful interface, and easy to use.

Now this is the greatest mistake. Finding the best custom tailored suit online isn’t about what friends or family members or a discussion forum says. It’s a personal decision made by organizing your own knowledge. You need to think differently. You need to look beyond the surface and look deeply into what this website offers. Look for businesses that actually worry about your measurements. Why is measurement so important? Well, you need to know that your measurements are what the tailors use to create the best fit.

Professional Measurements Are Important

If you want to get a real custom-made suit, then the measurements must be taken by a real professional. Measurement is the foundation for building the suit, and if a website can’t provide a tailor to take your measurements but asks you take measurement yourself, it’s the first sign that you’re probably in the wrong place.

Taking measurements may seem easy to you, but it’s the most difficult task in the fashion world. Getting an accurate measurement is never easy, and once the foundation is wrong, the whole suit will be a total mess. Don’t expect a good fitting suit without good measurements.

What should you do when a website claiming to be perfect in custom-tailoring suits asks you take measurements yourself, or to ask a family or friend to take your measurements? Well, the chance of making a mistake is greater than you think. One question you should ask yourself is “is the body measurement and the suit measurement the same”? If your body measurement is taken by professionals, they could also suggest the best options for the suit measurement. But is this possible if it’s done yourself or by a friend or family?

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This is the reason why a non-professional can never give a good measurement. Measurements are best taken with the customer’s body and figure right in front of a professional so that the correct estimate of the suit measurements can be given. This is the duty of a professional.

Also, should something go wrong with the suit based on your measurements, you take the blame. The best you can get is with their “return/exchange policy”. But this could have been prevented right from the beginning by simply using professional services for your measurements.

Instead of requiring customers to do measurements themselves, the better companies may have show rooms where customers can take measurements themselves with their handy instructions. Still others use professionals to provide accurate measurements. For example, the company could connect you with a nearby tailor to do this task and send the results to them.

Things to Consider Before Ordering

If you desire to get the best online custom-tailored suit, think about the following:

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  1. Consider using the services of a professional for measurement
  2. Consider whether the company offers handy measuring instructions and good after-sale services.
  3. Try to avoid any website that requires you to take measurements yourself and that doesn’t guarantee a refund if the suit doesn’t fit or meet your desire.

A review of websites offering custom-tailored suits online can reveal their functionality and whether they would be good or bad choices. I’m not saying simply that any website offering professional measuring services is automatically the best company or guarantees the best service. Neither am I saying that any website that asks customers to take measurements themselves is totally bad. This article is just a guide to shoppers who want to get the best suit. You should research any website that worries less about your measurements thoroughly before using their services to avoid any poor results.

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Last Updated on December 13, 2018

12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

1. Eat Before Heading Out

First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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2. Select The Treats

Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

3. Avoid Skipping Meals

Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

4. Drink With Moderation

It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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5. Be Active

You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

6. Get Out Of The House

Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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8. Set Realistic Goals

You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

9. Enjoy Yourself

Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

10. Drink A Lot Of Water

This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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11. Eat Less And More Often

Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

12. Prioritize Your Workouts

Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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