Buying a suit can be quite a daunting and intimidating experience, the web pages or store rails of one button or two button suits, with single breasts or double breasts, Italian fine wool or a wool mix. Which suit do you choose to fit your budget?
One thing to you need to decide on is your budget. With budget in mind you need to think about how often you will wear the suit...... are you buying for the short term (an interview or prom) or are you buying for the long term (for work or formal occasions), one piece of advice we will give you is that just because a suit is expensive and is made of fine wool it doesn't mean you can wear it every day, the finer the wool the less often you should wear the suit. Fine wool suits should be used in rotation with other suits in your wardrobe.
Next you need to think about the type of fit that would best suit your body shape, for those that are slender then a slim fit suit would be a great fit, a Ventuno 21 suit or a DKNY suit would be an almost perfect fit. If you’re of average build then a regular fit suit such as a Dehavilland or Moss 1851 suit would be a better fit. If you are of bigger build then go for a classic fit suitlike a Savoy Taylors Guild or Zegna suit. Comfort is key when wearing suits so you need to choose a fit that’s best for you.
When you've chosen the fit that's perfect for you then decide on the colour, you can go for a more classic & traditional colour like black, grey or navy but you can also be a bit daring a go for purple or electric blue. It's becoming a lot more acceptable and on trend to break away from the traditional colours, even brown check suits are coming back into fashion with the help of popular TV shows like 'Suits' and 'Mad Men'.
The final thing to decide on is whether or not you want to wear a plain or patterned suit. As we mentioned before the popularity of check suits has rocketed lately. You may decide that seeing as your working in the city then a classic or narrow pin stripe would have you fitting in straight away, you may even want to try a herringbone pattern to add some texture to your suit. But ultimately you may want to keep the suit classic and go for a plain or sharkskin suit.
Below we show you the suits you could buy for your budget.
Up to £400
This grey Zegna sharkskin suit is £349.00 reduced from £699.00, it's made from fine 100% Italian wool. A perfect multi purpose suit. It's perfect for the office and doubles up as a fantastic wedding suit.
Up to £200
This is a charcoal puppytooth Moss 1851 suit it is £199.00 reduced from £399.00. The puppytooth weave gives the suit an interesting texture. We'd reccomend this for the office.
Up to £150
This is a slim fit blue Ventuno Italia suit, it's £129.00 reduced from £249.00, perfect for a slim fitting man, it comes in 100% wool and has two buttons, this suit is perfect for interviews, the office and even weddings, a real multi purpose suit!
Up to £100
This Dehavilland black stripe suit is perfect for anyone with a lower budget, it's £79.00 but was originally £199.00. It's a poly viscose mix which means it can be worn day in day out. Perfect for a man about town rushing from meeting to meeting.