A suit is a set of clothing made from the same fabric. They are usually made up of at least two garments, a jacket and trousers, which is known as a two piece suit. A three piece suit adds a waistcoat.
The most common suits worn today are business suits, which are also known as lounge suits.
You can buy a suit in a few different ways:
Bespoke or Tailored Suits
Bespoke and tailored suits are custom made by a tailor who uses your exact measurements to create the pattern. You will get the best fit and have a wide choice of fabrics if you opt for a bespoke suit.
Made To Measure Suits
Made to measure suits use a premade pattern that is then altered to fit your measurements. These suits often have a more limited range of fabrics to choose from.
Ready To Wear Suits
Ready to wear suits are off-the-rack and made in a range of common sizes which you can either wear as is or take to a tailor to alter for a better fit.
A lot of retailers nowadays sell suit separates where you can buy jackets and trousers separately. This gives you more choice when it comes to finding the most appropriate size to wear as is or to get slightly altered.
There are many and varied occasions when wearing a suit may be applicable. For example, it could be for your Work, a Business Meeting or even Weekend Casual use, a Prom or Graduation, Black tie as well as White tie functions, a Day at the Races, a Special Dinner or going to a Show or to the Theatre, often Job Interviews and then of course there’s a Suit’s other main uses when for Weddings and for Funerals. The retailers listed on this site can cater for all of those occasions and many more.
Buying Suits Online
There are many options when it comes to buying a suit, including online. Made to measure, ready to wear and suit separates can all be bought online and can even include customisations. A lot of big name suit brands now offer their products to purchase online, which is great if you are time poor or do not have these brand stores in your location. Find an online retailer from our list of recommended shops.