Suit Styles: Where to Start When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Maybe you’ve always thought of your style as casual, or maybe you’ve just never had an occasion to buy anything more formal than jeans before.  Whatever the case, if you’re looking into getting a suit now for the first time, the world of suit styles can be a bit intimidating.  It may seem, at first glance to the untrained eye, that most suits look basically the same, but when you get down to it, there are a lot of decisions to be made.  If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need to make choices about things like

  • jacket length
  • number of buttons
  • single- or double-breasted
  • lapel shape
  • trouser leg length and shape
  • silhouette style
  • jacket vents

…and the list goes on.  In fact, the details that go into making a high-quality suit can be mind-boggling, especially if you’ve never had to think about the finer points of men’s clothing before.

Luckily, with the help of a respected clothier, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed, and you don’t have to do everything yourself.  We have a quarter-century of experience creating timeless looks with custom tailoring, and we can assist you through every step of the process. Your Wardrobe Consultant will take your measurements, walk you through your options, make recommendations based on your preferences and body type, and help you choose the appropriate style of suit for your needs.

Getting a suit that’s made from your measurements means that you don’t have to worry about things like whether the shoulders fit properly, or whether the trousers suit your body shape.  There’s also the comfort factor to consider – a suit that fits you perfectly is going to feel miles better than one that only fits in the basic sense of the word.  If you’re uncomfortable in your suit, not only are you going to be less likely to want to wear it often, but your posture and appearance will betray the fact that you’re not feeling confident about how you look and feel.

It’s all well and good to say that the best option is to enlist the help of a professional clothier, but of course for most people (especially first-timers) there are the practicalities to think about.  There’s a common fear that getting a suit made will automatically be a budget-breaker, but that doesn’t have to be the case if you choose your clothier wisely.  Sure, a good suit is an investment, and should be respected as such, but you might be surprised at how reasonable the pricing structure is, even for a suit made from your measurements.  We pride ourselves on providing the best custom service, along with highest-quality English and Italian fabrics, at a remarkably affordable price.

The true value will make itself evident, of course, the first time you try your suit on and see and feel the difference.  So don’t hesitate to ask us for help if you’re not sure where to start with buying a suit – we’re ready to share our expertise to help you make the appropriate decisions about your style choices, so that you look and feel your absolute best.

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