Tailors advise owning at least one custom suit. There will be occasions in your life when you need to wear one, and one that has been tailored to you will make all the difference in how sharp and presentable you look. Each of the situations below is an occasion where it will be appropriate to wear your suit.

When to Wear a Custom Suit

1. Job Interview

No matter what type of job you are interviewing for, you want to look your best. Navy blue or grey suits are ideal, with a muted tie that is a solid color or has a simple pattern. Finish the ensemble with a watch to look sharp.

2. Upscale Restaurants

Nicer restaurants have dress codes; some won’t let you in unless you’re wearing a suit with a jacket. At such restaurants, you’ll look out of place without your custom suit. If you’re eating lunch at a rooftop restaurant, then beige, neutral colors work best for suits. If you’re dining, however, it’s best to wear dark-colored ensembles.

3. Weddings

custom suitWeddings come with a variety of dress codes, but in most cases, you’ll want to wear your suit. A black tie occasion requires a tuxedo, formal requires a dark suit and a tie, and cocktail attire allows you to switch the jacket for a formal vest if you’d like. A daytime semiformal dress code calls for dress pants with a blazer or a linen suit.

4. Funerals

It’s appropriate to wear a suit at most funeral services as a sign of respect for the deceased and the mourning family. If you have a black suit, wear it. If you don’t, a muted color such as navy blue or dark gray is appropriate. You don’t need to wear a tie—a simple button-up shirt will suffice. 



Your custom suit is an investment you can repeatedly use for many occasions. The team at Wo’s Custom Tailoring ensures that each suit hugs the body just right for a clean and polished look. This custom tailor in Manhattan’s Upper East Side has more than 40 years of tailoring experience. They carry an extensive selection of fabrics in a variety of colors, materials, and textures to suit your style. In addition to custom suits, they also specialize in wedding dress alterations and leather repairs. Visit them online to browse their services or call (212) 988-9889 to schedule your suit fitting appointment.