Bespoke…Jeans? Why Custom-Made Casual Menswear Is A Deal

Bespoke suiting is known for being time-consuming and exorbitantly expensive—the sort of indulgence associated with royals, celebrities and pre-2008 investment bankers. Reasonably enough, most men assume that all custom garments are similarly out of reach. Not so. Custom everyday garments—like sweaters, leather jackets and even jeans—can be surprisingly approachable and uncomplicated to order. And if, like most of the population, you lack a chiseled model physique, custom is the way to go. Men with long arms, short arms, uneven arms, broad necks and so forth will find solace in garments cut just for them that don’t demand constant tugging and adjusting throughout the day. And made-to-measure clothes hold a certain appeal for eco-conscious shoppers. They’re the antithesis of unsustainable overproduction. And barring any extreme swings in taste, you’ll likely wear your bespoke styles for years to come, unlike fast-fashion finds that often get tossed after a single season. Persnickety guys, meanwhile, need not make painful style concessions. Prefer a flap pocket to a patch one? This zipper or that one? Forest green works, but hunter green is out of the question? With custom, you can often realize your exact vision. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.