I'm not sure how many of you noticed that Suitsupply recently replaced their Blue Line Tailoring with a new Design Your Own Suit (DYOS) option. This allows customers to choose between 50+ fabrics (I counted 71) and 6 different cuts and can now be ordered online.
I see it as a step up compared to the previous option where the only cut available was basically the Napoli and the price is still 399 EUR in Europe / $639 in the US (sorry guys!). The information about what is and not included is however hard to find even for employees so after having a lengthy discussion with their customer service I decided to share my findings with anyone out there who might be interested.
DYOS can be ordered in 3 ways:
- Directly on the website
- Via the customer service (chat, phone or email)
- In store
If you order directly on the website you can choose the fabric, cut and different sizes for the jacket and pants, however the fit is standard no other alterations are possible. If you need to change anything you will need to do so at your own cost after receiving the suit.
If you order in store or via the customer service is where things get interesting, because you can have your measurements taken in the store or provide them to the customer service, and have your suit made from the beginning based on your measurements at no extra cost. If the suit made based on your measurements doesn't fit right, they will make any necessary adjustments directly in store at no extra cost.
The following measurements and adjustments are possible with DYOS:
- Jacket Chest
- Jacket Waist
- Jacket Length
- Sleeve Length
- Narrowing of the collar
- Trouser Waist
- Trouser Length
- Front Rise
- Ankle (leg opening)
An optional waistcoat and additional pair of pants can also be ordered.
I think this service covers all the basic adjustments; I see it as great value especially if you live in Europe since you can create a truly unique combination, much closer now to their MTM offering. I'm planning to try it out soon.