Is buying a men’s suit online a good idea?
A suit is a big investment, which is probably why you’re wondering whether it’s a good idea to buy a suit online. Well, every guy needs a suit - but they need one that fits perfectly!
While it’s always better to go into a store to try on a suit and get it perfectly tailored to your body, you can save between 20% and 50% on a suit just by buying it online. If you’re planning to buy a suit online, then read our tips to ensure that you don’t make a huge mistake:
Don’t set unrealistic expectations
No matter how many body photos, measurements and explanations you send to the suit tailor, it’s unlikely your suit will fit you absolutely perfectly. You may have to visit a tailor for a few extra alterations that will cost you extra.
Before you start looking for suit styles you like, make sure you have all the measurements you need to buy a suit. The most important body measurements are:
- Chest (the widest part of your torso)
- Widest part of your hips
- Sleeve length
- From your crotch to the bottom of your shoe
Don’t trust just any company
Always stick to buying from a reputable company when it comes to making expensive purchases. If you are not sure of a company, look at their online reviews and ask friends or family members if they have ever used that company’s services.
Focus on class and not on trends
A suit is a big investment. If you don’t already have a suit, make sure you buy a standard coloured suit, such as a grey suit, that has proper lapels, two buttons, no pleats in pants, two vents and a classy inner lining.
Check out the return policy
There’s nothing worse than not being able to return a suit that doesn’t fit you properly. Make sure they have a great return policy so that you can return the suit or request changes if you need to.