Every industry has its jargon. And the leather wear sector is no different. If you’ve spotted your favourite celeb sporting a mouth wateringly stylish leather blazer in the last week or so, it’s no surprise. They’re hotter than a hot thing right now and everyone who wants to make a strong fashion statement is heading online for the best deals. But how do you choose the right ‘fit’?
Leather blazers can be described as ‘slim fit’ or ‘fitted’. They both mean the same thing but ‘slim fit’ usually refers to men’s clothing and ‘fitted’ to women’s. There’s ‘regular fit’ and ‘semi-fitted’, again with ‘regular fit’ being a term for men’s fashion and ‘semi-fitted’ for women’s. There’s ‘comfort fit’ and ‘loose fit’, both of which are unisex terms. Then there’s the fit of all fits… made to measure, AKA ‘custom fit’.
How come custom fit is the king of kings? Because very few of us are a perfect, symmetrical shape. Supermodel figures, on the whole, belong on the catwalk and magazine centrefolds. They rarely apply to real life bodies. Most of us have stray lumps and bumps. So to get the best possible fit, quality leather blazer retailers recommend you take the tailor made option wherever it’s available.
Made to measure leather blazers are specifically designed to meet your exact needs. They flatter your shape and make the most of your silhouette. They’re created for comfort too, roomy enough where you need it and snug where they’re meant to be snug.
Is there a snag? Only a very minor one. Obviously it takes longer to create a leather blazer for you from scratch rather than just taking it off a peg and shoving it in the post. So if you’re in the market for a custom fit masterpiece, order it in spring or summer so it comes through in good time for those late season chills.
Does it cost a bomb to order a custom made leather blazer? No. it costs a little more than off the peg but it’s worth the money to achieve a fit to die for! If you’re male you’ll probably find that the ladies have a greater choice in leather blazer styles at the moment. There’s a wonderful choice of ladies’ cropped styles that finish above the waist or just at the top of the hip. There’s hip length blazers and even super-stylish longer blazer-style jackets that finish mid thigh. But shop around online and you’ll find some excellent leather blazer bargains for men right now. Custom made included!