Why There's No Substitute for a Tailored Suit

Have you ever heard the phrase you are what you buy? Stop and think about it for a minute. It’s easy to dismiss the saying, but what if it’s really true?

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Life in modern society, whether we like it or not, is all about consumption. Most of us don’t have to personally make everything we use, nor would we want to. Instead, we consume products made by other people, and we typically have to purchase what we desire to consume. In that sense, the choices we make of what to buy really does say a lot about us as people. Take your clothes as an example. If you buy cheap, ill-fitting clothes, consider for a moment what that says about you as a person.

UKYS helps men around the world achieve their own distinctive style by offering custom-tailored suits, pants, blazers, and shirts. Using your own measurements, the clothes are custom-tailored to fit your unique body, and are further customized by a range of choices you get to make around both style and fit. Below are six reasons why there is simply no substitute for a tailored suit.


American author and humorist Mark Twain gets the credit for coming up with the phrase clothes make the man, but he wasn’t the first to convey the idea. Centuries earlier, in Shakespeare’s famous play, Hamlet, the character Polonius said, “Apparel oft proclaims the man.” What did Twain and Polonius mean by what they said? Isn’t the saying just a cliché? The thing to remember is this: Something becomes a cliché because there is some truth in it! Although we have all heard the warning, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” the plain fact of the matter is that people do judge books by their covers all the time, and for better or worse they also judge men by their outward appearances. So yes, clothes do make the man. Don’t you owe it to yourself to ensure that when you are judged by your appearance, as you inevitably will be, the result is in your favor? When you wear a custom-tailored suit, you will look and feel your best, and everyone around you will notice.

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Making a good first impression is essential, whether it’s an important presentation or meeting at work, an interview with a prospective employer, or the all-important first date with that very special someone. Here’s the thing about first impressions: You only get to make them once! You can’t afford to blow it because there are no second chances when it comes to first impressions. Your appearance plays a critical role in the first-impressions process, which means your clothes speak volumes about you as a person. What do you want your clothes to say about you? The only way to have full control over what your clothes say about you is by having them custom-tailored to your specifications, including your physical measurements, style, and fit.

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You are the keeper of your own style. With custom-tailored clothing, you never have to worry about that awkward moment when you’re at an event or in an elevator and find yourself standing face-to-face with someone wearing the exact same outfit as you. It’s the ultimate in embarrassing situations because it makes you feel common and cheap. This unfortunate occurrence is much more likely to happen if you purchase off-the-rack name brand clothing. With custom-tailored suits, you get to choose the fabric, the style, and the fit based on your own measurements and preferences. What you end up with is your own unique, personalized, distinctive style that makes you immediately stand out from the crowd.


This one sounds like another cliché, right? It is, but remember there’s always some truth in a cliché. And there’s even scientific research to prove this one! Studies have shown that what you wear not only affects how others see you, but also how you feel about yourself. Researchers have discovered that if they wear white lab coats when working with study participants, not only do they get more respect from them, but also the researches themselves make fewer mistakes and are generally more on their game. How do you want to feel about yourself? Don’t you want to feel confident, stylish, self-assured, and attractive? That’s exactly what a custom-tailored suit can do for you. And when you feel that way about yourself, others will pick up on it and see you in that way as well.


Off-the-rack (OTR) suits simply won’t do. They don’t fit properly because they’re cut from a general pattern, not made for your unique physical attributes. You may think your OTR clothing fits just fine, but that’s only because you’ve never tried a custom-tailored suit! A tailored suit is like a second skin, only better. It is designed to highlight your best features and account for problem areas. And don’t forget all the different ways you can personalize a variety of features with a custom-tailored suit. It will also tend to be made of better fabric, which means it will last longer and keep its shape better than an OTR suit. You might also be thinking you could just have an OTR suit altered to your measurements, but that’s a poor substitute. You can only take such alterations so far, and you end up wasting more time and money on a suit that still won’t fit as well as one custom-tailored to your specifications. After spending hours and hours running from store to store trying to find an OTR suit and then trying to make it fit properly with alterations is a losing proposition. The winning proposition is to start out with a custom-tailored suit in the first place. You’ll be glad you did!


I’ve saved this one for last because it’s often the deal-breaker for many men. No doubt you’ve heard about astronomical prices for tailored suits, running all the way up into thousands of dollars. Maybe that’s why you’ve never even seriously considered a tailored suit for yourself. Besides the fact that even some non-tailored, off-the-rack name brand suits can extremely expensive, it’s important to realize that you can get a tailored suit at an affordable price. UKYS prides itself on offering custom-tailored suits at extremely competitive price points, starting at just $349 for a two-piece suit. Surprised? It’s true. A tailored suit doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. And you can even order it online in about 10 minutes and have it shipped anywhere in the world free of charge. With the UKYS Fit Promise, you’re guaranteed to love the fit of your tailored suit. If you don’t, UKYS will make it right or give you a full refund.

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I’ve given you six reasons why you need to put a tailored suit at the very top of your priority to-do list. And they’re all good reasons. When you think about it that way, can you really afford not to have a custom-tailored suit? Create your account at UKYS today so you can enjoy the many benefits of owning a tailored suit. You’ll soon wonder why you waited so long!

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