How to Buy a Suit | Suit Buying Guide That You Must Follow | 2020

It has been said that a well-fitting suit is to women what lingerie is to men, so if you are going to get one thing right in your style game gents, this should be it! However, when it comes to buying a new suit, it is very easy to get it wrong, so we have put together a step by step guide on how to buy a suit to help you get it right!

Identify the type of suit you want

There are many different types of suit; single-breasted, double-breasted, black tie, to name a few. Be clear about the type of suit you want and the reason you want it. This will give you a starting point.

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Consider your budget

If money isn’t an object, then you can buy whatever you want; however, there are also plenty of great options if your budget is more modest.


If you have a budget in this bracket then your best option is going to be to go for an ‘off the peg’ suit. The common issue with off the peg suits is they are made for an overall size similar to yours, rather than one that fits you exactly.

However, our top tip here is to take this suit to an alterer who for as little as £50 will be able to make it fit a whole lot better.


If you have a little bit more to spend, you are now hitting the territory where you can afford to go for made to measure suits. Made to measure means the suit is made to fit you perfectly and is tailored from a pre-determined pattern.

If the name of the tailor is essential to you, you may also be able to pick up and off the peg from a well-known tailor.


Increase the bracket again, and you start to fall into the bespoke category. Like made to measure, bespoke suits are made to fit your exact dimensions however it takes things one step further, and you will have complete input into the design of your suit from choosing the fabric, deciding on the lining and even the colour of the thread on the buttons.

Whilst a tidy sum of money this is still unlikely to get you a famous bespoke name, so if this is important to you, then you may be able to get a made to measure from one of these tailors.


The sky really is the limit when it comes to suits and the deeper your pockets are, the more imaginative and demanding you can be.

Choosing the Colour

Unless this is your 5th suit and really just a statement piece we recommend sticking to the basics when it comes to choosing the colour, Navy blue, grey and black are classics that will never go out of style, so particularly if you are investing a lot of money this is what we would recommend.

Finishing touches

Finally, if you are going to spend the time and effort, making sure you have a great fitting suit, don’t then ruin the look by pairing it with a poorly fitting shirt or scruffy shoes.

Trust us the combination of a great suit, shirt and shoes will make you feel invincible.


Now, you know how to buy a suit so go and buy a new suit without any afraid and don’t forget to follow this Suit Buying Guide. If you want to change your hairstyle into professional formal style hair or you looking for medium hairstyle then check out our article and also check other articles on Fashion, Grooming and Fitness.

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