The time has come that I need to get a new suit. I’m going to start travelling and meeting with other organization executives in my new role, so I need to at least look decent. Currently the only two suits I own are from a “buy 2 suits for $100” promotion from back when I interviewed to be an intern. So they are both dated, don’t fit well, and cheap.
Not looking to break the bank, but want something that makes me look sharp. Do you just walk into Men’s Wearhouse and they take care of the rest? Or something else? I know some of you here are fashionistas, and nice clothing is something I have never cared about, so turning to you for help.
I go to a tailor, pick out the fabrics, and they make it for me, usually spend $1500-$2500, depending on fabric quality. First time buyers tend to underestimate how much it costs to look like what they’re imagining themselves to look like in their head.
Do it at least 2 months ahead of time because it will take that long to make.
The fabric is the biggest factor for sub $5k suits. The actual measurement and construction not so much. But if you want to go Saville Row the price swings back to how good the tailor is and that’s around the $10k range.
I think the $500-$1k range is pretty decent. I got my groomsmen stuff in that range and it was good. Sub $500 though and that’s where you get suits that suck, and people who have only bought suits in that range are the type who complain about how uncomfortable they are and how they never like to wear them.
I have a fairly prominent adam’s apple, I’d need a custom neck width, and I refuse to do that for a dress shirt because - I don’t like wearing dress shirts that much either, and when I do, I don’t want to wear a tie for the most part.