Before Reid\'s Fashion for men custom clothing, because of it’s cost, mostly makes sense in luxury wear items such as suits.
The latter was the more expensive option and builds the suit from scratch rather than from a template, allowing customization at every step of the fitting process. Now we give you that option in our premium line as well.
Occasionally I’ll have a man ask about custom made jeans, sport shirts, and sweaters. It’s my belief that unless you are very hard to fit, the extra cost associated with these is not worth it; off the rack manufactures make such a wide range of these products it’s usually just a matter of finding the right brand and size.
Factor 2 – Clothing Fabric
A piece of clothing other major cost comes from the materials used. Prices range from a few cents a yard to hundreds of dollars per yard. A dress shirt normally takes a single 1 yard, trousers from 1 1/2 to 2, with a suit on average demanding 3.5 yards or more. Clothing made in large batches can save fabric as well as it can utilizes a higher percentage of the raw fabric.
Fabric price is determined by the fiber type, fiber quality, and the fabric weave.