When it comes to fashion, every man should have at least one nice and well-fitted suit in their closet. It doesn’t matter whether it’s only pulled out for a special occasion or worn to the office on a regular basis. If you don’t own one already, you might be surprised at the confidence a good suit can give you. But buying a new suit is a little more complicated than buying other types of clothing, so here are five things you should consider when suit shopping.
An ill-fitting suit isn’t going to do you any favors, so make sure your new suit fits properly before purchasing it. If you’re not sure what a suit should look like when it fits correctly, just ask the people working at the shop. Don’t be embarrassed! It’s their job to make sure you look good in your new suit. If they don’t have one that fits you like a glove, they may also be able to recommend a tailor to work some magic.
When out hunting for a new suit, keep in mind that suits can get very expensive. Set your budget before you go shopping and do some research on shops to make sure you only try on suits you can afford.
Are you looking to buy a new suit for one specific occasion such as an awards ceremony or friend’s wedding? Or are you just looking to have one in the back of your closet should an occasion to wear it arise? These are important questions to ask yourself when looking for a new suit because they may dictate what style or color you choose to buy.
When choosing a suit, be sure to keep in mind whether or not you plan to accessorize with it. A flashy neck tie or a shiny watch, for example, will look best with an understated suit in a neutral color, rather than a bright yellow one.
Function Over Fashion
Perhaps the most important tip of all—it’s important to make sure your new suit is comfortable. You should be able to walk and move around without any discomfort or fear of ripping your new suit. When you try it on at the store, move around the way you would at a wedding. This way there will be no surprises or wardrobe emergencies later on!
Picking out and purchasing a new suit is very exciting. Even if this is your first one, there doesn’t have to be too much guesswork involved. By having the right tips, you should be able to choose the right suit for you that you’ll enjoy wearing for many years to come.