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28 August 2018

Things to Know When Buying Your Very First Suit

Buying your first suit might sound easy, but it is not. You might find yourself so excited to buy your very first suit for your first job, and then you catch yourself staring at hundreds of choices. To ensure that you will be able to pick the best on the market, here are a few things that you need to know when buying a suit.

Find the right fit
All clothes, regardless of if they’re a suit or a plain shirt, should fit your body well. When picking the right fit, you have to consider the following.

Shoulder fit
The jacket should ideally be in line with your shoulders. It should not be less than or more than an inch off the shoulder points. There should be no bumps in the shoulder because this likely means that the jacket does not fit your shoulder at all.

Torso fit
To ensure that the jacket fits your body well, button up and check for the "X" or squeeze a full fist within the jacket. If you found an "X" midsection, it means that the jacket is too tight. If you can squeeze your fist inside effortlessly, then it is too loose.

Trouser fit
Measure your waist properly. You may let out an inch and a half but don't go beyond it since it will bring excess material on the buttocks.

Know its function
Before you rush to a shop, you should know the purpose of the suit that you are buying. Is it for a job interview or can it also serve as your work attire? Is it for a private event? Once you determine the reason for buying the suit, then you can surely find the perfect outfit for you.

Colour and pattern
If you are going to use the suit more than once, then stick with a classic suit. Pick solid navy or charcoal grey since these two can easily blend with any shirts and shoes.

Suit buttons
You can pick between a 2-button and 3-button suit. A 3-button suit is good for people who are physically fit and if you are looking for something formal. A 2-button suit is good for people with an average build.

Back of the jacket
You can choose from no vent, single vent or double vents. The double vent is highly popular since it shows off the best silhouette.

Find the best fabric
Choosing the right fabric depends on the function and environment. If its summertime, why would you select wool, right? You don't have to go with the most expensive one but don't settle for second-rate material.

There are still a couple of things that you need to consider when buying a suit such as the pockets, lapels, sleeve pitch and collar fit but the points mentioned above are what should you initially consider. If you are still a bit confused about what type of suit can best fit you, then it will be best to have a custom made one. Talk to a reliable bespoke tailor, and you will surely achieve the look that you are aiming for with the suit.
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