How to Buy a Suit
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.
Getting measured will tell you whether or not you need to check out slim suits or big and tall mens suits.
If you ask a suit salesman for help buying your first suit and he doesn't want to measure you, leave immediately. 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 asks 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
Its 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.
Now that you have your measurements take a look at some of the different parts of a suit
, suit patterns
, and suit styles
It might be a good idea to check out some of the best mens suits. You can do this by checking out the different types and styles on the left 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.
Now that you know how to buy a suit, the only places left to go before we go shopping are measuring the suit and how to wear a suit. This page will help you out greatly if you plan on buying a suit at a consignment shop or a yard sale.
If you plan to buy your suit online or at a store then you can disregard this and go straight to the shopping for suits section. This section will give you tips on what to do when your in the store or searching online.
Also, keep in mind that this page on how to buy a suit is catered more towards people that will be getting made to measure or off the rack suits. For those of you looking for something made especially for you, go to my page on the bespoke suit.
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