These three terms are often misunderstood to the average suit wearer. We are seeing companies increasingly misuse these terms to incorrectly promote an item just to make sales. It is very important to understand what you are paying for when you purchase a suit.
Off the Rack:
This type of suit is one that you would find already made, in a store, and ready to be purchase as is. Some tailoring can be done to help the garment fit better.
Custom or Made to Measure:
These terms are used when you have a base pattern, and a company will adjust it to your specifications. However, there is a limit on what adjustments can be made.
For this suit, the pattern is created from scratch and is specifically made just for you!
Permanent Style best summarizes the differences between the three:
“But in the end, you buy RTW for the design and the price.
You choose MTM when you want to change the fit and to personalize the suit.
And you choose bespoke when you want a mixture of the best fit and the best quality.”