5 Things To Consider Before Getting Your First Tailored Suit

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Everyone needs a great, well-fitting suit. Whatever the occasion may be, there is no excuse to have a poorly fitted suit.

Before you head to your tailor, it’s important to do some research so you don’t go in blind. Having an idea formulated about what you want is going to be helpful and help ensure you get exactly what you want. Check out our top 5 things to consider before getting your first tailored suit.

Know what the suit will be used for

Letting your tailor know what the suit is for will help them when creating it for you. For example, if this is your wedding suit, then you want to be comfortable but it’s probably something you won’t be wearing all the time. In comparison, if this suit is for work, then they might suggest a slightly different style as you’ll be sitting down all day.

Do some research

Okay, so you might not have a complete idea of what you want, but having some idea is better than nothing. Do you have any preferred fabrics? What’s your favourite style? Do some research beforehand so you have some idea of what you like and dislike, to be able to help in the consultation process.

Take along photos

Once you’ve began to formulate some sort of idea about how you want your suit to look, find some photos. It’s likely that as you’re researching you’ll find photos of things you like, so print them out (and anything you really dislike) to give to your tailor to help guide them in the right direction.

Do you want a two or three piece suit?

A 2-piece suit consists of trousers and a suit jacket, whereas a 3-piece suit includes a vest and is traditionally viewed as more formal. Depending on what you’ll be wearing your suit for will help you to make the decision of what you’d prefer. If you’re not sure, then go for a 3-piece suit. Then if you need a 2-piece, you simply need to remove the vest!

Know your shape

When considering possible suit styles, keep in mind your body shape. If you’re on the short side, you might be better off with a slim trouser and a minimal break to help add height, whereas if you’re more muscular, you might want to avoid shoulder pads. Your tailor will be able to help guide you to what they think will be the best option for you.

Getting a tailored suit is a fantastic investment and one that everyone should consider. If you’re looking for a tailored suit, then get in contact with us to see how we can help you.

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