Buying a suit online or in the store?

Buying a suit is of course something that you can do in a shop. But nowadays, you can also do it online. You can of course decide for yourself what you like best, but to help you we have put a few things together for you. So that you can prepare online for the purchase of a suit and then decide for yourself whether you want to make the purchase online or rather go to the store.




What should I pay attention to when buying a suit?

On the internet you will find all kinds of blogs about buying a suit and what you should pay attention to when buying a suit. These blogs often do not take into account the enormous price differences between the expensive fabrics and the fabrics used in the cheaper suits. In short, many blogs suggest you to buy a Ferrari and then you find yourself paying for a Ferrari but getting a product that is worth a Volkswagen.

Of course it is an option to go directly for the most expensive fabrics and therefore be sure of high quality. In addition, it is wise to ask yourself whether there is already an alternative to those expensive materials. Because yes, there certainly is! That can save you a lot of money. You can eventually use that money for nice details, such as beautiful shoes, a tie or perhaps a pocket watch to complete the outfit.

What is important to you when buying a suit?

To find out which suit suits you, it is better to ask yourself what is important to you. That is why we have listed a few questions that can help you make your decision.

What will I be using my suit for?

Ask yourself what you are going to use it for. Are you going to use it for business purposes or for special occasions such as a wedding or other celebrations? By asking yourself this question you can filter well and see what suits you. Are you going to use it for business purposes? Then it is wise to opt for a somewhat calmer color. Navy blue or a gray suit do well in the business world. But if you need your suit for a wedding, for example, then lighter colors are often chosen, such as light blue, moss green or lilac.

In which season will you wear the suit?

In addition to looking at what you are going to use the suit for, it is good to think about the time of year in which you are going to wear it. Are you going to use it for a mid-summer wedding? Then it is good to take into account a somewhat thinner fabric and not to purchase a thick woolen suit.
Of course it can also happen that you are looking for a suit for Christmas dinner or New Year's Eve. In that case, a suit that contains wool is of course very suitable. It is nice and warm and has also a nice winter look.
Are you looking for a suit that is suitable for the summer? Then take a look at our website, under the summer suits category.

How much money do I want to spend on a suit?

When you have answered the 2 questions above and know what your wishes are, it is good to ask yourself what you want to spend on a suit.

There is a huge price difference between different suits. Often the sales prices of a suit start at around € 200 and this can sometimes go up to € 2000 or much more. We have already discussed above that this may be partly due to the material of the suit. But a very large part of the sales price is in expensive retail properties and employees who have to be paid. So if you want to save money on your suit, it is wise to buy it online. You then do not pay for a store in an expensive shopping street and employees who have to be present all day.

What service do I expect when buying a suit?

Sometimes you want to be helped personally when buying a suit and that is why you prefer to go to the store. You then choose to pay a little more, but you get immediate help. Fortunately, this is also the case at many shops and you will find friendly staff who will speak to you nicely. Of course there are always exceptions. This is not always the staff's fault. It may happen that the store is very busy at that time and the store staff does not have time to help everyone immediately.

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Big advantages of buying a suit online

In addition to the great advantage of the lower price, you will often be helped much faster when shopping online. Nowadays, if you have any questions, you can quickly ask them via the chat. In addition, you can quickly find the answers to certain questions on Google or via the search function of the webshop itself. At least you don't have to wait until it's your turn. 😉

Size advice tool

A second advantage of online shopping is that nowadays you have good and fast tools to calculate your size and therefore you can easily determine your size. For example, at The Garrison we have the Size advice tool. When you enter your height and weight in the tool, you will be told exactly which size suits you best.

Free shipping and returns

Free shipping and returns are also seen as a great benefit by many people. That is why you can now use free shipping and returns at many webshops. This makes the decision for a purchase via the internet a lot easier. Often the suit will be shipped the same day or a day later and you will receive it within 2 days. Do you need a suit for a party, but no time to go to the store? Then ordering online is also a very good option.

Cheaper suits of good quality

Fortunately, there are also cheaper suits of great quality. These suits use a mix of fabrics that ensure great comfort and good quality. At the moment there are still many people who think that certain fabrics used in a mix with other fabrics give less wearing comfort. But luckily that is in the past. For example, clothing made of polyester used to be very warm and not really comfortable. Nowadays, you see polyester in almost all clothing. the quality of polyester has increased enormously and in a mix with other materials, polyester is now very successfully applied to all kinds of garments.

By combining polyester and, for example, viscose and elastane or wool, you create a mix of good materials that ensure perfect wearing comfort for a good price.


Buy a suit for a longer term or for one day

Many suits are only worn on special occasions and then hung back in the closet. Actually that is a sin. You can combine the parts of a three-piece suit well in everyday life. Nice, smart ,casual! On the blog er explain how you can combine the parts of your suit, so you don't have to wear the suit just once and you can use it multiple time.

We are happy to help you with all your questions

Do you have a question that has not been answered after reading this blog? We are happy to help you with all your questions. Feel free to ask us a question via the chat. Then we will help you with an answer as soon as possible.