5 Benefits Of Custom Made Clothing

Most people think that the term custom made refers to stuff that is expensive, unnecessary or designed for people who are obsession with fashion. This perception is not true. Custom-made things offer a lot of benefits. For instance, if you design your own t-shirts, they will last longer. Let’s know about more benefits. Read on to know more.

1. Better Fit

If you want to look, you know what the term FIT means. As a matter of fact, what you wear should fit you otherwise it will be of no use. For healthy men, it is even more important because good health attracts. In fact, this is the biggest benefit of having clothing made to order.

2. Quality Materials

If you go for ready-made stuff, you won’t be able to get exactly what you need. This is how the system works. The things are produced at mass level using industrial machines. These clothing are not made by people who look into tiny detail. However, things that are made to order are made by human (not necessarily in today’s age).

In case of clothing, custom tailors give a lot of importance to precision. This enables them to make necessary adjustments right away to fix the inconsistencies. What they do is adhere to the required number of stitches for each inch. So, this keeps the article of clothing durable.

3. Personal Style

You may not be able to “see” your personal style in the ready-made clothing. However, if you design your own shirts, you can get the shirts to your personal style. You can get your desired color, collar design, cuff shape, pocket feature and other features.

4. Time And Effort

Unlike buying from a store, the custom-made route is more straightforward. If you don’t find the thing you want, you will just torture yourself. However, if you work with a tailor, you will get something no matter what. The tailor will tell you about the turnaround time.

You won’t have to spend hours or days traveling from store to store to get what you need. All you have to do is let the tailor know our requirements and the rest will be his responsibility.

5. Your Clothes Last Longer

You have to be a smart buyer if you want to get what you want at a reasonable price. Don’t just think that expensive shirts are the best choice. They may not be the best choice for everyone. As a matter of fact, custom-made clothing stand the test of time. In other words, they last longer than the ready-made ones.

You won’t have to spend a lot to carry out the repairs. With time, the issues that may arise can be solved by meeting a good tailor. Plus, you can add a lot of extras to each piece.

Long story short, if you are going to buy new shirts for New Year, we suggest that you go to a good tailor to order custom-made shirts. This way you can get the most out of investment.

Jewelry in Professional Sports

Have you ever wondered what kind of jewelry an athlete is allowed to wear on the field? Like is a pitcher player allowed to wear a men’s wedding ring on the on the mound? Or is a hockey player allowed to wear a necklace? Here is a brief rundown on what professional athletes are allowed to wear in the four major sports.

NHL

Since most of the a players body is covered on the ice (save the neck and face) by their uniform, skates, socks, gloves and helmet, the NHL does not have any rules pertaining to what type of jewelry can be worn during the game. Since it’s a high impact sport, players are apt not to wear any type of earrings or rings during the games. As for necklaces, as long as they don’t appear outside of the jersey they are allowed.

NFL

If there is one sport that is hyper critical of what a player wears on the field, it is the NFL (or as some fans have dubbed it the “No Fun League”). Not only can you get penalized for excessive celebration on the field, but also for wearing non- sanctioned socks or shoes. And the rules begin from the time someone hits the field for pre-game practice all the way to the time they leave the stadium. Rules are even enforced during post game interviews! Ironically, though, the NFL does not have excessive rules on what kind of jewelry can be worn on the field. Since hands are primarily used for catching and blocking, rings are generally not worn as they could affect the catching or throwing of a ball. Necklaces and ear rings, on the other hand, are worn, as long as they are within reason. Bracelets, on the other hand, must be covered at all time. Did I mention that officials review the entire game afterwards to make sure (once again) that no one broke uniform rules during the game? Wow.

NBA

In the past few years the commissioner’s office has begun to come down hard on NBA players with a new dress code that has limited what a player could wear before and after a game. This is extended to the court where NBA players are not allowed to wear any type of jewelry. This means earrings; bracelets, rings and necklaces are all no-no’s. The only accessories allowed on the court are knee and elbow braces, headbands and, of course, tattoos.

MLB

Major League Baseball, on the other hand, seems to have a very liberal policy when it comes to jewelry. Essentially you can wear any type of jewelry unless it’s deemed by an umpire as “distracting” or can interfere with the game. In other words, pitchers can’t wear rings as they might scuff the ball and no giant mirrored necklaces that might distract the batter from the ball (not that anyone is thinking of wearing it, but you get the idea).

Seems most sports don’t allow for jewelry, not even mens wedding rings, so what’s a guy to do? Keep that ring somewhere safe until the game is over!

Hawaiian Clothing – Made in Hawaii Versus Imports

From the time the first Hawaiian shirts and dresses started to appear in Honolulu back in the 1930s up until the 90s, most were made in Hawaii. But just like other manufacturing industries in the US, Hawaiian clothing manufacturers face incredible pricing pressure from imported products. Today, it is not surprising to find stores that stock more Hawaiian clothing imported from China and Indonesia than clothes made locally. There are some upsides and downsides to this trend.

Price: Advantage Imports

The best thing about imported Aloha wear is price. The importers, who sometimes are also local manufacturers, benefit because they can buy and sell products at lower prices while maintaining or increasing their profit margins. The consumer benefits from lower retail prices as well.

But there are significant downsides. When a company imports clothing from China or Indonesia, they typically must order hundreds of pieces per style, print and color. While the price per items is significantly less than locally produced garments, the price advantage is offset somewhat by the large minimum orders.

Selection & Flexibility: Advantage “Made in Hawaii”

For locally produced garments, the manufacturer must still order several thousand yards of fabric, which is a significant investment. But rather than sinking large sums of money into importing huge quantities of pre-made garments in a few styles and prints, they can manufacture more styles in more prints in smaller quantities for the same amount of money. So although the cost per item is higher than imported garments, the real benefit is the ability to offer much greater selection and having the flexibility to adjust production according to demand and shifting customer tastes. Rather than compete on price, which is a losing proposition, local manufacturers are instead competing on quality and selection.

Having said that, some manufacturers are hedging their bets a bit by offering both made in Hawaii and imported garments. This allows them to serve customers at different price points and gives them experience in contracting some production overseas in case they need to add more of that to their mix in the future.

Winner: Consumers

In the end, all this competition is good for the consumer. The shear diversity and high quality of the Hawaii made shirts and dresses force the imports to get better. And the pricing pressure from the imports motivate the local manufacturers to come out with better designs and new styles while striving for ways to be ever more efficient. The result is that customers get more choice, higher quality and better prices. So, despite the competitive pressures from imported garments, many local manufacturers are not only surviving, but showing that they can thrive with “Made in Hawaii.”