Your Guide to Buying a Suit Online

In today's fast-paced world the convenience of online shopping has changed the way we purchase clothes, including suits. However, buying a suit online can be a tricky task with the main concern being whether will it fit ok and if will it look good. But fear not we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you navigate the world of online suit shopping with ease.

Why Buy a Suit Online?

Before we delve into the tips for buying a suit online, let's first explore why it can be a great option. First and foremost is choice with online retailers having the flexibility to offer a wider selection of styles, sizes, and price points compared to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Additionally, the ability to browse and make purchases from the comfort of your own home can save you time and hassle.

Finding the Right Fit

The first and most important step to buying a suit online is figuring out your size. If you’ve never purchased a suit before it can be confusing but there are some key tips and tricks you can follow to ensure you get it right. There are several ways you can find your fit, one of the easiest methods is to lay a blazer and pair of trousers flat on an even surface and measure with a tape measure. To find your chest size you will measure from one armpit across the chest to the other armpit. Repeat the process with your trousers by measuring across the waistband. The average body type will find that their blazer size is 6 more than their trouser waist size, for example, if you have a 34” waist on your trousers you will more than likely have a 40 chest.

If you are more confident with a tape measure you can of course measure yourself. Our “how to measure for your suit” guide shows you exactly how to measure each part of your body to ensure you get the correct fit and size.

Additionally, we also have a “What’s my size” feature on all of our products where you can input your age, height and weight, select a preferred fit either tight, regular or loose and it will generate your size based on your measurements. 

Choosing the Right Style

Now you have your size the next step is to look at styles, fabrics and patterns. Often the occasion will determine the style of suit you are looking for with plain navy, grey or black suits being the preferred option for formal workplace settings, vintage style tweeds and lighter suits like our HM5 being the most popular choice for weddings whilst double-breasted styles are proving a hit for casual affairs. Whatever the reason for the style the most important thing to remember is to choose a style that reflects your personality and one you will feel comfortable in.

Quality Matters

While it may be tempting to prioritise price over quality when buying a suit online it’s important to remember that quality should not be overlooked. Investing in a quality suit made to the highest standards will ensure your purchase will last for years to come. If you’re looking for a lower price point then considering a two-piece suit is one of the best cost-effective options to reduce the price, double-breasted suits are particularly good for this option. Another option is to invest in a quality blazer and style with chino trousers instead of matching trousers.

Check Return Policies

Before committing to purchasing a suit online check the return policy thoroughly. For ease of mind, it’s worth noting that by purchasing a suit online you are protected under the “Distance Selling Act” this essentially gives you the customer the right to cancel your order up to 14 days after it has been delivered. 

We know purchasing a suit online can be tricky so with that in mind we offer 1 free exchange per order just in case you need to swap your sizes.  

We hope by following these tips and tricks we’ve helped make your experience of buying a suit online less stressful and more enjoyable. Our customer service team is on hand and always happy to help answer any queries you may have. 

Remember, a well-fitted suit is not just clothing; it's a statement of confidence and style. So, embrace the online shopping experience and elevate your wardrobe with the perfect suit that complements your unique personality.