Buying Your First Tailored Suit


Every man should own at least one suit, even if it’s just a general all-purpose suit that is used for all occasions. Job interviews, funerals and smart dinners will all require you to dress up a notch higher than you otherwise may do on a daily basis.

Rather than make do with any suit, why not buy and wear one that has been tailored to your body? You will immediately notice the difference in fit and quality which in turn will improve your appearance and may even make you feel more confident.

If that sounds like a winner, keep reading to learn more.

What is A Tailor?

Simply put, a tailor will take your measurements which will then be used as the basis to make your suit, from scratch. A completely bespoke suit that has been made for you and has never been tried on by anyone else.

You will often be able to find a tailor on the high street of most large cities and towns.

What Should You Expect?

Before your tailor begins the measurement process, they will need to know the type of suit you’re looking for as well as the way in which it should fit. If you don’t know the answer to those questions then they will be able to assist by asking you where you plan to wear it to as well as the style you like. This information as well as your physique will give your tailor enough to work with.

  • A black tie dinner will usually require a 3 piece suit which includes a tuxedo and substitutes a full length tie for a bow tie.
  • The sort of suit suitable for a funeral will usually be black in colour with a simple single-breasted design.
  • It might be the case that you’ve always wanted a double-breasted suit. If so, you’re in luck as they’re a time class classic and work for all occasions.

Once you’ve got the type down, you can then decide on how it will fit. These days, a contemporary slim fitting suit with a slim lapel is considered to be fashion forward. Even if you’re a larger gentleman, a well cut slimly fitting suit can work wonders for your physique.

Your Choice of Fabric

If you’re looking for something truly unique, this is where you have the opportunity to inject some personality. The choice of fabric available to you is extensive with silk, wool, cotton and velvet all good options.

Your Choice of Colour

The final step is to choose the colour of your fabric. Certain colours work better for some situations than others but we find that a navy blue or some variation of it as well as a medium grey always works well.

Find a Tailor

All that’s left is to find your nearest tailor. As mentioned, there is sure to be one near you so we would suggest completing a web search to locate someone suitable. Suits in Sydney are catered for by some of the best tailors in the country so if you’re local, you’re in luck. The price you pay will depend on your requirements but even smaller budgets can be accommodated.

Even if you end up owning only one, a tailored suit is a must have addition to any man’s wardrobe.