One of the first things to ask when you’re trying to get the best deal on a tailored suit in Adelaide is to understand the construction. While you might pay more for a higher quality of tailoring, these garments invariably last far longer than their cheaper counterparts and, in that sense, offer you better bang for buck.
In particular, you’ll want to look at the jacket and ask whether it’s a fused or floating canvas. Many of the cheaper, ready to wear suits (think those that are under $500) that you see on a high street employ a method whereby the outer shell is glued to the lining. While this can look good for a wear or two, over time the fabric begins to bubble and it can also mean that the jacket isn’t all that breathable.
Higher quality ready to wear jackets and most made-to-measure suits will have a floating canvas which is held in place by hundreds of tiny stitches that allow the canvas to move with the wearer and mould to the body over time. In ready to wear, this type of construction starts from about $600.