Choosing Your Business Suit

Made-to-measure business suits by London tailor Richard Thompson

When choosing a business suit, there are numerous aspects to consider. It is important that you choose a smart, professional look that is also practical and suits the season and, most importantly, your budget.

We have put together a quick guide to helping you choose the perfect business suit.

Made-to-measure business suit by London tailor Richard Thompson

Fabric, Fit and Finish

Business suits do not always have to be formal so it is important to consider your environment when choosing your suit. It is becoming increasingly popular to opt for a slightly more laid back feel when choosing a suit by avoiding traditional shades of plain black, grey and navy, and opting for a pattern or subtle but contemporary colour instead – dark green, purple, and burgundy tones are very popular choices.

If you are in a very formal environment, you will want to fit in while reflecting your personal taste. That can be achieved with subtle, smart patterns such as stripes, checks and herringbones.

Make It Last

It is likely that you will be wearing your business suit a couple of times a week, if not more, and it is, therefore, important that you choose a suit that will withstand a lot of wear – especially if you are a commuter and are going to spend your mornings in cramped train carriages.

When choosing the fabric for your suit, you should opt for a heavier fabric to ensure the suit does not wear easily and will also hold its shape. It can also be a good idea to choose a naturally coloured fabric rather than a synthetically dyed fabric to ensure that the colour will not fade after six months of wear.

Choose Comfort

You are going to feel at your best if your suit fits perfectly – meaning you will not have to worry about looking like a 16-year-old school boy attending his first job interview.

At Exclusive Tailoring, our made-to-measure suits start at £850. During your first appointment with us, our team will consult you on the fabric, style and fit of your suit, and measure you to ensure a perfect fit. Your suit will then be cut with precision and pieced together before your fitting.

The lead time on our made-to-measure suits is 4-6 weeks.

If you have any other questions about choosing the perfect business suit, contact us directly.

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