The Advantages Of Mix and Match Suits
Here is a guide from www.mens-suits-online.co.uk that may help in you choosing your mix and match suit.
So what is mix and match? Everyone has heard of made to measure. This is where you can buy a suit made specifically for you and your measurements. Problem is this comes with a high cost and when done properly usually involves multiple fittings to make sure it is right which can take months. In the off the peg suit world you don’t usually have that kind of flexibility as all suit manufacturers have a different idea of the build of “Mr Average”.
But most have one thing in common and that is something that is known as the drop. This is essentially the difference between the chest size of the jacket and the waist size of the trousers and in nearly all instances this is 6”. Now you may think you are not a 6” drop but don’t compare casual clothing, like your jeans, to a suit as they tend to be a different cut.
If you are a 6” drop then fine, you can buy most off the peg suits. But you can still also take advantage of all the benefit of mix and match suits, and here are two good reasons why.
The first being you can buy the garments separately. So why would you want to do that, well there are numerous reasons. If it is for work maybe you want to buy two pairs so you can rotate them so they last longer as jackets tend to get a lot less wear than trousers. Maybe you have had an accident, the trousers are damaged and rather than throw away the jacket you want to get some more use out of the suit. Fine just buy another pair of trousers, most reputable shops can help you to match them up again (as long as they are from the same manufacturer). With both of these examples there are cost saving implications as by replacing the trousers and not getting another jacket you could save around 60% of a new suit price (this is because the jacket is usually approx. 2/3 of the suit price).
The second reason and probably the main one is putting on weight. Or in some case losing weight. How many times do people go to the wardrobe to find the suit doesn’t fit anymore because their trousers have shrunk in the wardrobe! Well, with mix and match it isn’t an issue you can just replace the trousers and nobody is any the wiser.
For those that are not a standard 6” drop then this is where mix and match comes into its own. At www.mens-suits-online.co.uk our sizes, in some styles, go from 34” chest up to 60” chest and the trousers go from 28” waist up to 50”+ so you can buy any size to conform to your build so no more having to alter the trousers. Thereby giving you the best fit possible outside of made to measure.
Next time you buy a suit look out for mix and match, it really is the best way to buy your next suit.