“They don’t do enough research,” said McGregor Madden, a trained tailor who founded men’s apparel businesses ProperSuit.com and Hall & Madden.
Madden claims that the typical man is unaware of all the options available to him when suit shopping. This is why men are always ending up with suits that look cheap and wear out quickly.
Working as a tailor for so long, Madden has repeatedly seen “inept and pushy salesman” coerce several men into becoming impatient and buying the first suit that looks remotely appealing.
Research is required in buying a suit, according to Madden. As is getting a suit tailored by a professional.
“A business suit is an investment piece that will project the image you want to make in a professional setting,” said Madden. “Go around and check out high-end, low-end and medium-end stores and try on a variety of suits.”
“Don’t be intimated, its not until you feel quality that you will know quality,” he said. “Knowing what’s out there will help you to make a decision you’re happy with.”
“At the end of the day you are getting garment not made for you that will need extensive tailoring services to ensure a proper fit,” said Madden. “Your tailor may be your best friend.”
So why haven’t men taken the time to leave no stone unturned while purchasing a suit? Because we’re all lazy bastards who care more about getting out of that department store than we do about looking good.
Sorry McGregor, but until our selections get so horrendous that we stop getting laid, mediocre suits will still be flying off the market worldwide.
Sean Levinson | Elite.