In our modern time it is difficult to find a tailor who can make custom dresses or clothing for you, and if you are lucky to find any, it is very expensive to make a custom outfit compared to buying such outfit from either an on-line clothing store or from a brick and mortar clothing store. The easy and less expensive way of getting a good fitting outfit is to know the size of clothing that fits you very well. For example to buy a good fitting tuxedo you have to know your size for each component of a tuxedo such as your shirt size, vest size, jacket or coat size and pant size. This implies that you have to know the measure of the parts of your body that is used to determine the size of each tuxedo component. For example to determine your shirt size you have to measure around your neck and the length of you arm. You determine your coat size by measuring around your chest and over-arm. Your vest size is determined from your coat size. To obtain your pant size measure around your waist and pant length (out-seam). There are many videos on YouTube to guide you on how to make these measurements. You can always ask a friend or a family member to do these measurements for you.
The choice of renting or buying a tuxedo is a personal decision you have to make based on your financial strength and your social circles. If you attend couple or several weddings/dinner parties in a year, it may be more economical to have your own tuxedo rather than renting it. If on the other hand you rarely attend formal gatherings, renting a tuxedo when the need arises may be your best option.
Choosing appropriate sizes for all the components of a tuxedo is the secret of looking sharp and respectable in one. In this piece we have discussed the important information you need to know in helping you either rent or buy a tuxedo that will make you look sharp and respectable when next you attend a formal gathering.