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How to Buy a Suit

How to Buy a Suit

Everyone needs a good suit, and the following tips would help you find your own one which fits you best.

1. Take the right size.

You would be certainly aware what your like and dislike, and when you want to wear it , for example, you need it for work, funerals or court. When you try the new one, you should squeeze the fabric to see what happens next, if it bounces back with little or no sign of wrinkling, that would be made of good, sturdy material. And then you should tug the buttons gently, they feel loose or wobbly, it is most likely that they would  come off sooner rather than later. The jacket’s shoulder pads should be made to square with your shoulders, if they droop off or leave dents in the cloth, it means that the jacket is too big. The jacket sleeves should never meet the wrist any lower than the base of the thumb — if it really happens, you should go down a size. Remember everything should always get fitted.

2. Know about fabric.

In most cases, suits are made of wool , while at the upper end, soem suits are made of wool blended with cashmere. Sometimes, 100 percent cashmere suits are also available. In the places where it is hot, linen and cotton and silk could be good choice. However, most suits are still made of wool.

3. Focus on fineness.

The fineness is generally reflected in the so-called “super number.” You should be aware “super 150’s” and something like that. Here are two things you should know about. The first one is that the super number indicates the fineness of the individual fibers. The higher the number, the thinner the fabric and the smoother and silkier the cloth. Secondly, wool gets rarer the finer it is, so very high supers, for instance, 180’s and above would be very expensive. However, the high price doesn’t make them necessarily better, because they are prone to wrinkle and they show earlier signs of wear, like shininess.

4. Try on strength.

How to try on strength? You could take a bunch of the cloth and squeeze it. If it bounces back to life quickly, and show little to no visible wrinkling, it is probably good in strength. But It’s nearly ineffable, you should play around with cloth long enough to know better of it.


5. Be aware of variety.

When you intend to buy, suits displayed on most store racks are plain weave or worsted (the smooth, tightly woven stuff). They are basic business cloth. However apart from them, there are some other alternatives. The most common are flannel (spongy, fuzzy stuff) and tweed. Flannel is a kind of classic cloth suitable for cool-weather.