How to buy a suit, is the question of the day for many men trying to purchase a suit for the first time. Of course it really isn’t that hard to go to the store, give them your credit card and leave with a suit. However, I’m sure anybody spending hundreds of dollars would like to know what he’s buying first.
One of the main points of this website is to make you an informed buyer. This section along with, how to wear a suit, should give you all you need to make a proper purchase.
Lets get started!
The first thing you absolutely need to do is to get your suit measurements. You can do this at home with the help of a friend, or you can head to the nearest suit store and have them take your measurements for you.
Getting measured will tell you whether or not you need to check out slim suits or big and tall mens suits. Most men won’t fall into either of these categories, but either way, you’ll need to know what size suits will fit you.
If you ask a suit salesman for help buying your first suit and he doesn’t want to measure you, it’s probably best to leave and find another one who will. This sales person either doesn’t know what he is doing or is simply too lazy to help you.
I once went into a store with a friend and my friend asked the sales person to take his measurements. The guy responded with, “you look like your about my size – here try this jacket on”. Needless to say, we left quickly.
Ideally, you’ll go to store that will measure you once up front, and then again after you have purchased the suit. The second set of measurements will be for the tailor to alter the suit especially for you.
After you have your measurements come back to this page and we’ll take it to the next level.
How To Buy A Suit
It’s possible you’ll buy your suit, get a great job, and make money rain down.
This being said, its a good idea to study these suit buying tips so that you won’t have to spend money like its raining down from the sky.
If you have money to burn, just buy multiple suits, don’t waste it all on one poor purchase.
It might also be a good idea to check out some of the best men’s suits. You can do this by clicking on “The Basics” on the top navigation bar. The pictures on these pages will help you get a good visual on what I’ll tell you in the mens suit styles section.
For more suit buying tips, read my page on shopping for suits.
This page will give you in-depth knowledge of the actual process of buying a suit and it really takes knowing how to buy a suit to the next level.