Comments on: Differences Between off the Rack, Made to Measure and Bespoke Suits Style, manners and taste never go out of fashion. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:43:52 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nikola Mileta Tue, 14 May 2013 14:34:16 +0000 Thank you for your detailed comment. While talking about OTR suits, we were referring generally to those kind of suits. Brands you mentioned are top brands for the OTR suits and it is expected to get higher quality for their price, but as you mentioned you did need to alter the sleeves. Sometimes you need to alter more than sleeves. It depends on your body shape.

Generally speaking alterations are almost always necessary.

By: Carlo Tue, 14 May 2013 12:51:53 +0000 To say that all “off the rack suits” are glued is not correct. Brands like Canali, Isaia, Ermenegildo Zegna and many others make OTR suits fully canvassed and with quality that matches if not better than Bespoke or made to measure suits.
It is also not correct to say that no OTR suit will fit anybody and a lot of alterations are needed. This mostly depend on the body type of any person and as OTR suits are made to a regular body type, average built men will be able to fit an OTR suit with little or no alteration necessary.
I have 8 OTR suit of various brands including Isaia, Polo Ralph Lauren (made in Italy) Pal Zileri etc. that needed no alteration but the lenght of the sleeves on the jacket for a couple of them.