Three Reasons To Have Your Trousers Tailored or Hemmed

When it comes to clothes, we get it, guys: you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg simply finding clothing that will cover your arms and your legs.

But if you've shied away from any word like “tailored” or “hemmed” in the past simply because you assumed that such a process would be uncomfortable, or prolonged, or prohibitively expensive, or somehow make your clothes too tight—let us put those fears to rest.

Tailoring, after all, is not one of the most traditional and time-honored occupations that still lives to this day because it offers no value to men. On the contrary, tailors have stayed in vogue over the centuries precisely because their services are so valuable. Never has that value been more clear than in the modern environment, where a simple trip to a tailor or a purchase of tailored slacks can mean the difference between standing out from the crowd…or sticking out like a sore thumb. Be the former, not the latter.

Reason #1: Comfort

Most people think that going to a tailor is all about vanity, about looking good, about all of that sartorial stuff. But the plain truth is, a well-tailored piece of clothing is going to be comfortable. In addition to looking right, it’s going to feel right.

Head over to our tailored trousers section to see exactly what we mean. There you’ll see that a well-fitting pair of trousers simply means finding a delicate balance between too baggy and too tight—and if you’re comfortable in pants that are either too baggy or too tight, it might be time for a wardrobe upgrade anyway.

Comfort is the first and best of reasons to have your trousers tailored to your liking. You’re the one who’s going to end up living in them, after all. Might as well enjoy them.

Reason #2: Affordability

Yes, believe it or not! Affordability and “tailored” might not often go together most places you visit, but here at Berle, it’s indeed a possibility. Consider our complimentary hemming service. Not only does the hemming ensure that your trouser hits your shoes at just the right spot, but it keeps your tailored clothing off of the ground without going too high up the leg, either. And since the service is complimentary, we’d go ahead and dub it “affordable” for all budgets.

As to tailoring—it’s not hard to get a custom pair of pants built to your specifications these days. If you know how to take your own measurements with a simple tape measure, you can be on the way to a well-tailored pair of trousers without any extra fee.

Reason #3: Style

Finally, yes, a well-tailored set of trousers just plain looks good. And it should. Clothes are meant to cover you up and keep you warm, but sometimes, they’re meant to flaunt a little bit, as well. Every man should know what it means to feel and look stylish, because it increases your confidence and helps you smile extra-wide when someone brings out a camera for a group picture.