Wedding Suits by CYC Tailor
Imagine this: your big day is around the corner, and you want to find the right tailor to get a suit made. After hours of searching for 'best suit tailor in Singapore', you arrive at a few shortlisted tailors based on your requirements. Then you visit these stores, to understand how tailoring works (if you have not been to a tailor at all) or to check out the suiting fabrics selection. Painstaking of course, but you got to look good in your suit. Let us answer the frequently asked questions on Google, before you visit a tailor like us.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Should I wear a three-piece suit for my wedding?
A. It depends on your style. We think a three-piece suit makes the wearer's physique more flattering. If there are not many occasion for you to wear a vest, a two-piece suit works just as fine.
Q. How much does a tailored suit cost?
A. We charge $890 onward for a suit (vest not included).
Q. How long does it take to tailor a suit?
A. Usually it takes about 4 weeks to tailor a suit. If you are looking for suits at the very last minute (not literally, of course. At the earliest, we need 2 weeks to tailor a suit. Check with our consultant in-store to find out if we can honour your request).
Let us break down the timeline. It takes 2 weeks for your fitting suit to be tailored, and that is when you will come back to our stores and we will check if the suit fits you well, and if there is any areas to be adjusted. After your visit, it will take another 2 weeks for your suit to be ready.
Q. Which colour suit is best for wedding?
A. Typically we see our customers opt for navy and grey, as these are versatile business suit colours that see extended lifespan after the wedding. Black is typically reserved for black-tie events, seen on a tuxedo with a shawl lapel and a pants with side trims. Our top choices are navy and grey suits (yes we know, the common adage is that 'they are boring colours..’ but trust us, the shades of suiting fabrics that we carry are anything but).
Q. Are tailored suits worth it?
A. Of course! (After all you are asking a tailor). However, if workmanship is not a major point of consideration for you, and you look great in ready-made suits, why not? Then again, please come visit us if you feel ready-made suits do not do your physique justice or you want a hand in choosing your suit fabrics and the fit of your suit.
Q. How does the tailoring process work?
A. First, after knowing your requirements, we will introduce you to fabrics that might pique your interest. After shortlisting your wool fabrics (or linen/cotton if you are opting for a casual look), your measurements will be taken by us. Two weeks later, once your fitting suit is ready, we will invite you to try them on to ensure that the fit is right for you. Once that is done, you can look forward to your new suit two weeks later!
Q. Who is the best tailor in Singapore?
A. Goes without saying..
Q. Is it worth tailoring a cheap suit?
A. No. We would rather you opt for a ready-to-wear suit. While we are not implying that all cheap suits may suffer from shoddy workmanship, that is usually the case.
Q. What is the difference between a cheap and an expensive suit?
A. Generally, the workmanship of the jacket (a cheap one is commonly glued together whereas a more expensive one can have proper canvassing using material such as horsehair that gets better with use), and the suit fabrics. Our personal recommendation is the Perennial collection by Vitale Barberis Canonico, an entry level Super 110s collection that has good weight and classic colors to choose from.
Q. Should I rent or buy a suit?
A. If your work attire does not require business wear, then renting may be a more economical option, especially if you are looking to coordinate all of your groomsmen outfit. Otherwise, should there be occasions where a suit is required, buying a suit may be the more sensible option in the long run.
Now that we have answered the commonly asked questions, let us outline a few suit fabrics based on your wedding idea below.
Suit colours: Navy or dark grey fabrics are ideal, especially when the colours complement you and your bride during photo-taking sessions. We would recommend a fabric like Wool-mohair blend, as the mohair confers a soft sheen, adding a luxurious touch to your suit.
Suit fabric recommendation:
VBC Perennial ($1360 for a 2-piece suit, $1720 for a 3-piece suit) – Our entry level, Super 110 full wool recommendation. VBC fabrics are entirely made in Italy – from the town of Biella, where various legendary fabric brands such as Loro Piana and Piacenza, got their start. The VBC Perennial range features fabrics that are well-balanced at an appropriate weight (270gsm) for our weather.
Holland & Sherry Mohair ($1695 for a 2-piece suit, $2145 for a 3-piece suit) – a wool-mohair suit has a higher shine compare to a pure wool suit, while looking more elegant than shiny.
Scabal Galaxy ($2850 for a 2-piece suit, $3770 for a 3-piece suit) – A brand synonymous with luxury tailoring, this collection features a special Scabal ‘bloom’ finishing that confers the suit a soft, luxurious sheen.
Black Tie Events
You have your best men, but you have to be the best man. If you can splurge on an extra suit, why not make it a tuxedo?
Go with dark colors (think black, midnight blue, deep burgundy) to signify the importance of the occasion.
Suit fabric recommendation:
Holland & Sherry Fiesta IV ($1315 for a 2-piece suit, $1765 for a 3-piece suit) – Featuring Super 150s wool: all-round, high quality fabrics with excellent weight and hand-feel.
VBC Parties & Celebrations ($1520 for a 2-piece suit, $1955 for a 3-piece suit) – It is all in the name.
You want a natural look, and you are willing to explore a more relaxed option.
Opt for a brighter suit fabric, such as blue, green, cream or white jackets, since these are naturally occurring colours, and will work well under the sun and in an outdoor environment.
Suit fabric recommendation:
VBC Wool & Linen ($1420 for a 2-piece suit) – the wool-linen blend confers structure to the suit, and the linen lends its airiness and breathability. Together, the harmonious blend achieves a distinguishable look for your suit.
Holland & Sherry Serge & Solana – An interesting new release from Holland & Sherry for 2021, the name is Latin for ‘Silk(en) and Sunshine’. The silk-wool blend is cooling on the skin, and the almost iridescent fabric compels you to wear this collection under natural light. Featuring 2/1 twill cloths where the front and back side are different, it means your suiting options from this collection just got twice as large.
Spence Bryson Lismore Irish Linen ($780 for a sports blazer, $1000 for a 2 piece suit) – Looking for a full-linen jacket? We have you covered. Our curated range of Spence Bryson Irish Linen is a natural option, with sensible colour-ways that work in tandem with your outdoor photo-shoot.
Holland & Sherry South Pacific Linen ($2400 for a 2-piece suit) – featuring a luxurious range of linen-related fabrics, you will find a range of Teclana® blended fabrics that are H&S own innovation. These wool-linen-Teclana® is durable while lightweight, and resist crease better than traditional linen fabrics. The linen-silk blend is as luxurious as they come.
VBC 21 Micron Montecarlo ($975 for a sports blazer) – We would like to single out this particular collection, if you are looking for a Spezzato, or mix-and-match look. The hopsack-weave means it is best made as a blazer or a sports jacket, rather than a full suit. Porous and breathable, blazers made from this collection will look fantastic as a casualwear option or when paired up with darker colours for a smart-casual look.
We hope our short guide to wedding suits leaves you better informed when it comes to choosing a wedding suit.
Last but not least, enjoy a 10% discount on your wedding suits when you make an appointment with us.