How To Hire Your First Suit


How To Hire Your First Suit

How To Hire Your First Suit
25th October 2019

How To Hire Your First Suit

Venturing into the world of tailoring can be daunting, with an abundance of rules and choices to make. As much as we like to hear the phrase “There’s no right or wrong” when choosing your first suit, there are a few things you should know before going to get fitted.   


Going into a store not knowing what you’re looking for can leave you with something that doesn’t tick all the boxes or have you feeling your best. After putting so much thought and effort into your look, that should be the end goal. 


Fit, Function, Fabric 


Sometimes called the three fs in the tailoring world. Use this as your starting point, finding a style appropriate to the occasion and treating the fit of the suit as a frame to work from. A well fitted suit should compliment your body type without being restrictive. We understand that things can’t be perfect first time which is why we send your order over a week before the big day, leaving plenty of time for free size replacements. 


Choosing a fabric will come down to the season. Lightweight fabrics like linen are ideal for Summer while warm wool blends make for a good Winter suit. Browsing in store will give you a chance to see pieces up close and get a feel for the quality of the fabric.



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Speak To The Experts 


If you need some more guidance, who better to ask than someone who wears a suit everyday? In store experts will have knowledge of the products and the latest trends, so don’t be afraid to ask what is popular right now. 


It’s always a good idea to see an expert fitter if you don’t know your exact measurements. The overall fit of the suit will depend on getting these spot on, so why not call your local Young’s store to arrange a visit? You can find the full list of our stores here.


The Finishing Touches


Now you have the foundation of your look, you can turn to current trends and colour schemes to add interest. You have a lot of freedom to mix and match neckwear, shirt and even sock colours if the occasion has a looser dress code and you want to inject some personality. 


Black or Brown shoes are versatile and timeless in an Oxford or loafer style, but Chelsea boots won’t look out of place during the Winter months. Co ordinate the style of your footwear to the occasion, more often than not it won’t go unnoticed. 

If you’re still unsure how to approach your first suit hire, check out our FAQs page to find out more about the service Young’s offer or contact us here