Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wear a suit that was made to measure? Have you put off finding out because you felt intimidated by the expensive shopfront displays of tailors in England’s capital? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, read my short guide below and get ready for an experience that will change the way you think about clothing.
Buying Bespoke Suits in London
As anybody who has ever visited London will almost certainly know, the city is home to numerous excellent tailors, many of who have set up shop in Savile Row, W1. If you want to know how to go about buying a bespoke suit in one of these establishments, the following hints will get you off to a good start.
- Think about What You Really Want– Before you head out on a shopping spree, take some time to consider what you really want from the suits you are going to buy. A good tailor can make you a fantastic suit but only if you are able to communicate your desires clearly.
- Have a Budget in Mind– Something else you should consider before visiting a local tailor is how much you want to spend on a new suit. Working this out beforehand makes shopping around for a suit a much easier task.
- Ask Questions– Don’t be afraid to let the tailors you visit know that it is your first time. The worst thing you can do is to pretend that you are always buying bespoke suits in London and therefore miss out on the chance to ask any questions you may have about the measuring and fitting process.
- Visit as Many Shops as Necessary– Even if you are happy with the first shop you visit, try a few more to make sure that you are getting the best deal possible. Don’t be pressured into making an instant decision because you will be spending a fair amount of money and you owe it to yourself to make sure that you spend it wisely.
If I could sum up the advice I would give to somebody shopping for a tailored suit for the first time, I would say that the most important thing to bear in mind is that when you buy bespoke clothing you can have exactly what you want so you should make sure that this is actually the case before parting with any cash.