Buying Mens Suits in the UK

Many women seem to take to clothes shopping as if born to it. With an instinctive sense of style and a desire to look their best at all times, they have no need to search for fashion tips online. Men, on the other hand, are a different animal altogether. I don’t say this in order to provoke a reaction from politically correct men and women of the 21st century but rather to let my fellow men know that there is no shame in being sartorially challenged. I have learned a lot about buying suits over the last few years and I wanted to share my knowledge with other men who may sometimes find it difficult to buy clothes for themselves

Buying Mens Suits in Exeter and Elsewhere

As a citizen of the South West, my experiences of buying suits are limited to this part of the country but I have no doubt that wherever you happen to reside in this fair isle of ours, you will find my tips useful.

1. Pay More for Bespoke Suits – My first and most important tip to you is to forget about off-the-peg suits and focus on local tailors instead. Tailored suits may cost a fair bit more than their off-the-peg counterparts but the extra expense is well worth it. Made-to-measure clothing flatters the wearer in a way that mass produced garments never will.

2. Don’t Be Too Flamboyant – While it may be tempting to choose a brightly coloured material for your next suit, in an attempt to break free from the conservative restraints that you perceive to be holding you back as far as making a fashion statement at work is concerned, this will almost certainly turn out to be a big mistake. Flamboyancy should be reserved for outfits you wear once or twice a year at informal social occasions, not for the clothing you wear to work on a daily basis.

3. Be Patient – If you are not impressed with the materials or designs you are offered at the first shop you visit, try another one. It takes time to find a tailor that can understand and cater to your tastes.

If you are shopping for mens suits in Exeter, as I often am, I can assure you that there are a number of excellent tailors in the city so do not give up hope if you experience disappointment at first.

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