His four-step guide to the perfect suit
Now it's the groom's turn! Clare Little, of Ede & Ravenscroft, unveils her top buying tips for your man…
Choose a style you'll feel comfortable wearing, not just what's in fashion. Classic cuts include:
Two-button and single-breasted: The most popular option, due to its versatility. It can take you from the office to special occasions and suits all body shapes.
Three-button and single-breasted: The extra button makes it more appropriate for taller men.
Double-breasted: There has been a recent resurgence for this timeless, elegant style due to period dramas on TV. However, this cut can make short men look stocky.
It's important to consider how frequently you will wear your suit. Fabric comes in different grades, depending on how it has been woven. A lighter-weight cloth, from 7oz to 9oz, is more suitable for summer, whereas a heavier 12oz or 13oz one can take your though all seasons.
What's the right length? Trousers should be worn slightly above the waistline with the hem resting on the top of the shoe, and the back sitting just above the heel.
Quality: Opt for premium cotton with a finer yarn, which has a luxurious feel.
Collar: It's a matter of taste. The traditional collar is a versatile option, whereas a formal cutaway collar will draw more attention to the tie.
The optional extra: The Waistcoat
Find the perfect fit: It should be worn other the waistband, with no sign of shirt. The single-breasted waistcoat is popular due to its simplicity, whereas the double-breasted version takes more confidence. Bright pastels are popular, while a matching three-piece suit offers a more formal look.