What 'Suits' for work?
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the ideal work suit as everyone has their own idea of what they need to tick those boxes. But here are four pointers on what we sell at www.mens-suits-online.co.uk that may help in your search for the perfect work suit.
First off is the budget so what do you want to spend? We all know you can pay thousands for suits but also with the rise in budget suits you can now get them from around £50. According to industry research most people tend to spend between £150-£250 on a suit, at that price you do get the best value for money and that is where we would be looking.
Why, I hear you ask, well at the £50 bracket they tend to be basic quality and not hard wearing. At the other extreme they can be beautiful fabrics but again sometimes they are so fine they do not wear very well either. We once had a suit in the shop that was a lovely fabric and from a high end, well known designer and the advice from the rep was “fantastic suit for best but don’t sell it to anyone to use for work”.
Next up is the sizes, you need a suit that is mix and match (basically the ability to buy the trousers and jackets separately). Most suits are made with a 6” difference between the jacket size and the waist size. If this is you then maybe you are thinking, I don’t need mix and match I am a standard size. But it isn’t just about that first suit. The other advantage to mix and match is the fact you can buy the items separately at a later date (or in the case of www.mens-suits-online.co.uk you don’t need to as we send a free extra pair with every suit). The main reasons for this are people do sometimes lose or put on weight, fine just buy a pair of trousers, not the jacket. Also trousers tend to wear out a lot quicker than the jackets so again just buy the trousers. Many men’s wardrobes are full of nearly new jackets with trousers that have had it!
What about the fabric, some people will only wear wool suits. It is a fair point as they do tend to be nice fabrics, hard wearing and the fabric breathes. But don’t rule out a suit that has a blend of wool and polyester. They are now a lot better than they used to be, equally hard wearing and come in at the lower price point.
The final point is colours. While there may be some nice and unusual colours out there they tend to be aimed at the casual market as these colours do date quite quickly. If you want a tip, stick to some version of grey or navy, with or without a stripe it is up to you. But these colours are timeless so it won’t look out of date when you eventually renew the trousers.
Hopefully these few tips help, there are obviously other factors in choosing your perfect work suit but we think these will go some way to enable you to get the best from your chosen work suit.