Suits cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, so they are quite the investment. You want your expensive investment to last as long as possible. There’s actually a simple and invaluable tailors tip on how to double the lifespan of your suits.
Colin Hunter is the CEO and co-founder of Alton Lane menswear that offers “modern bespoke suits, blazers, trousers, tuxedos, and shirts.” Alton Lane offers high-end suits from around the world at their 13 showrooms in big cities around the United States. Hunter gave an interview with Business Insider where he provided a worthwhile tip for buying suits.
“You will wear through the pants twice as fast as you will wear through the jacket,” Hunter explains. By purchasing a second pair of pants you are essentially doubling the lifespan of your suits. This is basically like getting two suits for the fraction of the price that it would have cost. “For a marginal extra cost, you get the equivalent of getting two suits,” Hunter said. “You can really extend the life of your suit doing that.” This is a fantastic tip for anyone looking to maximize their investment into suits. Just make sure that you don’t gain too much weight and you outgrow your suits.