Quality of Man’s Suit
suit business into a designer
fashion world and the almost complete mechanization
of its manufacturing process, determining
the contemporary suit's quality
and intrinsic value is the most elusive challenge
facing today's shopper.
period when men's
suits were expected to carry
a man from one decade to another and were
selling based on the comparative merits of
the 1920 before machine were invented, suits
were grades, this grade specified the number
of hand operations used to prepare men's
suit. Handmade suits
were considered as perfect man suit.
For example number one grade considered as
lowest grade of suit almost entirely machine
made. Two number grades could use some handwork
to finish the cuffs, collar, and buttons.
Three numbers have these three components
finished by hand. Six number the highest grade
on the scale, was made almost entirely by
manufacturers would misrepresent these numbers
in suits dress to attempt
to sell their product at a higher quality
rating it deserved, but atleast the system
gave the retailer and consumer some sort of
uniform standard for mens designer suit.
advancement of technology, in machine-made
suits blurred the advantages
of more costly hand crafting, tailored clothes
have become creations of refined engineering
and industrialized production.
the tailor's shears and hand-sewn stitches
being replaced by computers, laser knives,
conveyor belts, fusing, and high-speed pressing
machinery, the modern men's
designer suit has become a marvel
of tailoring science and technological genius.
hour of actual labor and quality control separate
the less costly from the most expensive machine-made
the higher-prices mens
business suit's shell fabric,
linings, facings, and fusible are more costly
and produce a softer, more flexible garment,
they do not account for the entire difference
in retail price.
most mens suits are constructed
in the same manner as a dress shirt's collars
and cuffs, whose outside layers are top-fused
for permanent smoothness.