Menswear: Investing In the Right Suit

September 30, 2016

Once upon a time, there wasn’t a guy in the country who would dream of not owning a suit, at least for special occasions. Historically, suits have been a huge fashion statement in the Western world, with the better the suit, the richer or more successful the owner. When it comes to dressing up for a special occasion or looking sharp for your everyday style. You really can’t go wrong with a well-fitted, tailored suit. Many high street stores are selling suits at affordable prices but it’s still important to make sure you’re getting the right fit from your suit.

I recently did a post on Investing in the Little Black Dress – a staple in a women’s wardrobe. I personally think that a suit is a great investment and a staple for every guy’s wardrobe. Here are a few tips to help with choosing the right suit for you.


Be Prepared to Make an Investment

A good suit should be an investment to your wardrobe. When purchasing a suit for yourself, one of the most important things is making sure that it fits you well and looks great. If you’re getting a suit for a special occasion, you should visit a specialised store such as

Getting the Measurements Right

The key to looking awesome in a suit is making sure that it fits perfectly. Although you can buy ready-made suits, they’re designed to fit the ‘average’ guy who takes that size, rather than you individually. Because of this, if you’re considering buying a suit for a special occasion such as a wedding and are planning to spend a decent amount of money on it, the best thing to do is get measured and made to fit. Measuring yourself is not difficult, although your tailor will do this for you as well.

Get the Colours Right

Since good suits definitely don’t come cheap, it’s important to make sure that you get the right colour when you’re investing in one. When you buy a good quality suit, chances are it’s not just for one occasion. When you’re parting with a lot of money, you’ll want something that you will be able to re-wear in the future. Thankfully, by opting for classic colours such as black, navy or even grey, for example, you’ll be able to wear it over and over again but still change up your look with various shirts and ties. At the moment, I am particularly liking blue suits for something a little different and bold.

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Looking After Your Suit

Before you go ahead and invest your hard earned money into a high-quality suit, it’s vital to ensure that you’re ready to go when it comes to looking after it. Cleaning your suit is best left to a good dry cleaning company. In the meantime, you can make sure that it stays in the best condition when it’s not in use by hanging it on a wide, wooden hanger to help it keep its shape. Using a suit bag can also help you prevent dust, lint and more.

I think this is my first Menswear post ever. According to my Google Analytics, there are quite a few guys who read my blog – so this one’s for you!

15 comments so far.

15 responses to “Menswear: Investing In the Right Suit”

  1. StressedMum says:

    Great post, my husband loves suits and it is not unheard of for him to buy a new one if we are going somewhere, he is honesty as bad as a woman needing a new dress.

  2. I think for both guys and girls it’s so important to invest in a good suit, I think thin pinstripe or dark grey ones look really nice x

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    I always remember my Mum having such a hard time when it came to shopping for my Dad’s suits as a child – so much to think about! x

  4. I think having one or two really good suits is a good ideal for weddings and funerals and stuff.

  5. Hannah says:

    My dad loves a suit! I always love the suits John Cena wears randomly lol x

  6. stephanie says:

    Having a nice suit is a must in my opinion. Plus I just love to see men in a good suit! x

  7. Laura H says:

    My boyfriend just started work in the city and got a tailor made suit while we were in Bangkok, where it is much cheaper. It looks amazing on him as it is the perfect fit so even though it costs more it is 100% worth it! They wear them pretty much every day after all.

  8. Rebecca Smith says:

    Great tips – its so important to invest in the right suit!

  9. melissa major says:

    very helpful tips, it makes a difference getting the right suit

  10. Great post. My husband used to have to wear a suit everyday to work so he has lots of suits. I do love how smart they look.

  11. Choosing the right suit including colour is very important and can make the difference between looking great and not.

  12. Charli Bruce says:

    These are such great tips! I think investing in a great suit is definitely important x

  13. Stephen says:

    This is so true and an ill-fitted suit can really just look awful!

  14. Jemma says:

    Great post and tips! It’s so important to get the right suit.

  15. Lucy Alice says:

    Nice post. My husband loves to wear a suit and our favourite colour at the moment is blue.

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