THREE CRUCIAL THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN BUYING A SUIT
What’s so important about a suit? Everything. It’s the foundation of every man’s wardrobe, a staple piece he will go back to again and again. Business meetings, weddings, trips abroad, special occasions – a good suit is essential. Buying a suit can be daunting, however. There are about a million options out there. So how do you sort through the clutter? Here are the only three things you need to keep in mind when finding a suit that will last you a lifetime:
1. Cut and Construction
It’s all about the fit. A $2,000 suit does you no good if it fits like a snuggie. A good suit should fit just right. The shoulders are most important, as they dictate the drape of the jacket. The pants should also fit comfortably, but not too tight or too loose – this will create a formal silhouette that can work for business and pleasure both. Fortunately, we obsess about this stuff at Bonobos. We’ve spent years building what we think is the perfect suit construction in two great fits: a trim-fitting Standard and a more tailored Slim.
Cloth is key. And no matter how perfect a fit may be, it won’t mean anything without quality fabric. At Bonobos, we source premium fabrics from mills in Italy, the British Isles, and other countries around the world. The result is a richer texture, and a suit that will last you for years. The Italian Marzotto® and Reda® Super 130’s fabric we use in our Foundation suits is the best of the best – it’s what separates a good suit from a great one.
Once you find the perfect suit, your job isn’t done, unfortunately. It’s the details and accessories that make the difference. Make sure you have a solid collection of dress shirts, 5-10 ties, a couple of pocket squares, two belts, and two pairs of dress shoes (brown and black). Throw in a tie clip and some great socks and you’re ready to go. Overwhelmed again? Don’t be. We’ve got everything you need right here at Bonobos.