With the rise of e-commerce, new retailers are popping up all the time and consumers are forgoing the shopping experience for the comfort of their living rooms. In fact, 40% of men between the ages of 18 and 34 would prefer to do all of their shopping online now.
But while online shopping is certainly convenient, when it comes to buying men’s professional attire – specifically a suit – on the web, you may want to give second thought. While it’s certainly possible to purchase high end men’s brands online (we even offer this on our own website!), there’s nothing quite like the experience of selecting a custom tailored suit in person.
When choosing where to buy your next custom tailored men’s suits, here are just a few reasons why you may want to think about visiting a brand with a brick and mortar location behind their virtual e-commerce shop.
Your measurements might be wrong
Simply put, men’s tailoring is an art — and it’s one that’s difficult to get right, especially if you’re trying to do it all yourself. It’s imperative that you have your measurements correct when you buy a suit. Otherwise, you’ll definitely find it to be ill-fitting when it arrives.
Buying clothing online can be a gamble unless you know your exact measurements, and with something so precise as a suit, you’ll usually be better off going right to the shop and trying on the various options they have to offer. That way, you won’t waste money on a suit that doesn’t fit you.
You’re going to need a tailor anyway
Even if you do manage to get your measurements right, there will undoubtedly be features on your suit that won’t flatter you as they should. Even a well-made suit in the correct size will need a bit of tweaking.
If you need to seek out a tailor anyway, it’ll save you time (and potentially money) to purchase from a brick-and-mortar retailer that specializes in custom tailored men’s suits. This will allow you to choose a suit you really love and arrange to have it fit to your proportions at the same time.
Shop Online, Tailor in Person
When you buy from an exclusively online store, you run the risk that the item you purchase will be drastically different than you thought it’d be. Whether you buy from a reputable e-commerce site or snag a deal on a questionable platform, you might not be getting what you had in mind.
However, why not choose the best of both worlds? For example, customers may purchase custom tailored men’s suits from us online, but then take the suit into our store’s physical address for any tailoring, exchanges, or alterations that need to be made.
This process also works well in reverse. When you visit a brick and mortar store, you can experience the suit’s look, fit, fabric, feel, and weight in person. In the future, you can easily order more of these suits online to ensure you don’t end up with a paper-thin pair of pants or an itchy jacket that you’ll never wear.
You might be swayed by the model’s swag
We are all built differently, and that’s one of the reasons why custom tailored men’s suits are much better than simply buying off-the-rack. You’ll get an ensemble that really works for you and shows you at your best.
But buying online-only can be tricky! What looks incredible on a model (photoshopped or not) may simply not be the best choice for your height or build. When you visit a retailer with an on-site tailor, you can get recommendations about the type of suit you should go for and understand how tailoring can improve upon it even more. Plus, you can try everything on and see how it looks on you, rather than a professional model, before buying.
Online shopping can be fun and accessible, but with something as important and custom-fitted as a suit, you may want the option of going the traditional route, too. To find out why our tailored suits are so special, online or in person, contact us today.