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How long does it take to sew a suit is a question that many people ask when tailoring men’s suits. The Sages will answer the above question through this article.

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Unlike ready-made suits (or what many people call ready-made suits), which are only sold in available sizes Tailoring a suit is when you receive careful advice from experts about your body shape, fabric, and color to suit your skin tone and body shape.. Next, an experienced tailor will take measurements, determine your body’s flaws and strengths, and tailor you a beautiful suit that helps flatter your figure and conceal your flaws. This is something that ready-made suits usually cannot do.

Guest’s first fitting session

Suit tailoring comes from Europe where the suit was born. Although it is often translated as tailoring, there are two different types of tailoring: made-to-measure tailoring and high-end bespoke tailoring. Made-to-measure suits and high-end Bespoke tailored suits are both made-to-measure suits and both go through the process with different steps.

When tailoring Made-to-measure, the tailor will take your body measurements, then will choose a frame with the closest parameters, increase or decrease according to the formula and cut the fabric according to these parameters. With this sewing method, you will only need about 2 or 3 fitting sessions. Of course, although it cannot be compared to bespoke tailoring, made to measure tailoring will produce suits that are much more flattering than ready-made suits.

For traditional high-end bespoke suit tailoring, the process and time needed to tailor a beautiful and quality bespoke suit will be much more necessary than for made-to-measure. Similar to tailoring a suit made to measure, the tailor will also take very detailed measurements, considering the pros and cons of your body before starting to make a suit. Similar to tailoring a suit made to measure, the tailor will also take very detailed measurements, considering the pros and cons of your body before starting to make a suit. You will have to go through at least four fittings, so that the tailor can determine the unfit and inappropriate points for your body. Finally, When you receive a bespoke suit in your hands, you are also holding in your hands a “unique” suit, a suit made to fit your measurements and body shape, a suit that only just for you.


As mentioned above, the time it takes to tailor a Made-to-measure suit and a Bespoke suit will vary greatly based on the process and the detail and meticulousness of the worker. With a made to measure men’s suit, the time from start to finish until you receive the finished product will take about 5-10 days for a half canvas structure, some places can even complete it. in 6-24 hours with the popular fusible glue structure.

For traditional bespoke suit tailoring, the time to complete the product is much longer than for Made to measure tailoring, on average about 4-6 weeks, or even longer depending on many different factors, for example like the number of times it has to be edited.

For the new generation bespoke 4.0 suit tailoring, we apply 3D body scanning technology to help increase accuracy when taking measurements. Design templates are pre-calculated on computer software, helping to reduce the number of measurements. times when you have to edit again, save more time when average, it only takes a customer about 2-3 weeks to own a unique bespoke suit at The Sages Bespoke.. This is a new technology applied to the tailoring industry, and we are proud to be the first brand to apply it when tailoring bespoke men’s suits in Vietnam. Even the made to measure tailoring at The Sages with Half-canvas structure has been shortened to 4 days with very high accuracy from the first tailoring.

Virtual Fitting in Bespoke Suit Tailoring 4.0 at The Sages

In addition, Vietnam and specifically Hoi An are very famous in the world travel community for their ability to tailor suits from 6 to 48 hours. However, this quick suit tailoring service also has advantages and disadvantages that many people do not know.

  • Advantage:

The first advantage of the 6 – 48 hour quick sewing service is that the price is very cheap and the completion time will be very quick.. Most foreign tourists come to Vietnam to travel for about 3-5 days, so this is a very popular and targeted service when they come to Vietnam because of its speed of completion and suitability for travel time.

  • Disadvantages:

Contrary to the advantage of being quite convenient, this service has many disadvantages that affect the quality that you do not want when getting a suit tailored.

In this service, the fabrics used are often low-end fabrics with untested quality, and some fabrics even do not have labels or identifiable origins. When worn a lot, the fabric surface will become fluffed and the color will fade faster. The explanation for this is because high-end fabrics often have to be imported from abroad, and this process will take about 7-10 days. Another explanation is that this service is often cheap, so applying high-end fabrics is impossible.

Mex compression vest has air bubbles


In MTM or Bespoke tailored men’s suits, the inner shirt structure is sewn with a layer of canvas (covered with horsehair or camel hair) to maintain the shape of the shirt, while increasing durability and improving the quality of the jacket. On the contrary, in quick tailoring services, instead of the canvas layer, the tailors will replace it with a layer of mex (fusible interlining) that is pressed tightly to the front of the shirt with glue. After a period of wearing and dry cleaning this mex layer, the glue will gradually come off and air bubbles will begin to appear on the body of the shirt, making your tailored suit look worse and the quality will decrease quickly.

So, if you want to tailor a quality suit, The Sages’ advice is to take your time so the tailor can invest the effort worth it. If you don’t have time but have plenty of finances, consider paying an additional express tailoring fee for priority or allowing the tailor to ship the suit to you after completion.


The time it takes to tailor a suit will depend on many different factors that you may not know if you have never tailored or tailored a lot.


The first factor is the fabric. As mentioned above, high-end fabrics and above will often have to be imported from abroad, so it will usually take about 7-10 days depending on the speed of customs procedures. Even in some cases where the high-end fabric you like is out of stock, you will have to wait a while for the foreign fabric manufacturer to stock and import it to Vietnam, a process that can take several months. weeks or even 1-2 months just for the tailor to receive the fabric.

In case you choose domestic fabric or fabric available in the tailor’s warehouse, the time will be much shorter, usually it only takes about 1 day to have the fabric.


The next factor will be related to your body shape. Each person will have a different body shape and constitution, some people gain weight easily, some people have difficulty gaining weight, some people have a well-proportioned physique that is easy to sew, but there are also people who possess difficult characteristics such as X-shaped legs (knock knee), or legs brought back a lot (hyperextension). For people with special physiques who are difficult to tailor, the time it takes to tailor a beautiful suit will certainly be longer because traditional tailors will need time to calculate and adjust the details to fit them properly. and cover up those flaws.

However, this time can be minimized with new generation bespoke suit tailoring. For example, The Sages applies body scanning using 3D technology, and can also try on clothes digitally (virtual fitting) before sewing for customers. With the help of technology, customers at The Sages will save time trying on clothes, usually only having to try on 1-2 times to achieve the right fit, thereby shortening the time to complete a beautiful and elegant suit. quality.


The next equally important factor is the tailor’s ability to arrange time. To ensure that the men’s suit when it arrives to you must fit well and be neat, the fitting stage is an indispensable step. Normally, for traditional bespoke tailoring, you will have to go through at least 4 fitting sessions so that the tailor can correct each body weakness. Therefore, the time it takes to tailor a beautiful suit will depend on the tailor’s ability to arrange time. Modern gentlemen are often quite busy and have a tight schedule. Some people sometimes can only arrange a fitting once every few weeks, resulting in their men’s suit taking 1 – 6 months to complete.. So if you want to have your perfect suit soon, arrange to go to the store for fitting as soon as possible.


Sewing time is a factor that you should pay attention to when tailoring. Normally, the peak period of the garment industry will fall around the end of the year, from October to January of the following year. This is the period when many people choose tailoring for year-end events, or preparing for the Lunar New Year, so the tailor’s workload will increase significantly, affecting the time it takes to tailor a garment. your suit. So, if you decide to have a suit tailored for yourself at this stage, please calculate the time in advance so that it is reasonable and suitable for your schedule.


The tailor’s reputation is also a factor that affects your tailoring time. As mentioned above, the last months of the year will be the peak period for the tailoring industry. However, some famous tailors such as Cao Minh, Chuong Tailor, The Sages or Sir Tailor, during the off-peak period, from February to November, will still have quite a large number of customers. So when you go to these tailors, don’t hesitate and ask about the expected completion time for your men’s suit.



“How much does it cost to make a suit?” is a question that almost always comes with the question “How long does it take to make a suit?”. The price of a men’s suit will depend on different fabrics and body structures. Normally, the price of beautiful men’s suits will fall into four segments:

  • The affordable segment for a men’s suit with one shirt and one pants will range from 1,000,000 to 7,000,000 VND.
  • The most popular segment will have tailor-made prices around 8,000,000 to 20,000,000 VND.
  • The high-end segment of a men’s suit will have a tailored price ranging from 20,000,000 to 90,000,000 VND.
  • The luxury segment of a tailored men’s suit will be worth about 100,000,000 VND or more.

A high-end bespoke suit made by The Sages

If you want to know more details, take a look atthis article to know about men’s suit prices in 2023.


After knowing the time it takes to tailor a beautiful suit and the price of a men’s suit, the next question many people have is where to tailor a beautiful suit? Because surely everyone wants to find a beautiful and reputable suit tailor for themselves.

Along with long-standing famous tailors such as Chuong Tailor or Cao Minh Tailor, today new generation tailors have begun to appear and build their reputation with beautiful bespoke men’s suits of good quality with reduced time. significantly different from traditional bespoke suit tailoring. A typical example is The Sages Modern Bespoke brand, a future tailor applying 4.0 technology to tailoring. In addition, you can also learn more about the . top 5 beautiful suit tailors in Ho Chi Minh City.

The above article has summarized and partly answered the questions of most tailors. Should you have any lingering inquiries or seek further insights, do not hesitate to contact our hotline at +84 886 219 608 or engage in a chat on our Facebook fanpage for prompt assistance.

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