Building a stylish suiting wardrobe can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. The clothes you put on your body speak volumes about who you and where you aspire to be. Carefully curated pieces can save you both time and money in the long run. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when building your wardrobe.
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Cost-per-wear. A familiar phrase to any savvy style conscious person out there. It essentially refers to the idea of dividing out the cost of a garment with the number of times you’ll wear it. Case in point, buying a cheap suit and having it break down on you over the course of a two years. Alternatively, you can purchase a quality bespoke piece and having it last you the better part of a decade. The cost-per-wear for the quality piece will be lower over the course of its lifespan because you’ll get so many more wears.
FIT IS KING
By now, you’ve probably heard this many times over. It still holds true. It doesn’t matter how expensive your clothes are or the brands you wear if they fit poorly. I’ve seen outfits that cost thousands of dollars look cheap and tailored bargain pieces make a guy look like a million bucks. For the man that is looking to project confidence and competence in his life, fit is everything. This can be as simple as taking your new wardrobe pieces to a tailor, or having your clothes made for you from the get-go. Keep in mind, when fitting pieces off-the-rack, make sure the shoulders fit.
VERSATILITY IS KEY
If you’re investing good money into a garment, you probably want to get many wears of out of it. Acquire pieces that can be mixed and matched together. With suiting, go with a 3-piece suit with natural shoulders. That way you can wear it many different ways-as a sport coat, odd trousers, just the vest and pants-getting the most value out of your purchase.
At Garrison, we will work with you to design one-of-a-kind pieces that you’ll love to wear for many years to come. Come into our shop for your complementary consult.