Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster
Sounds a bit like Harry Rosen except for the age of the sales staff. How can they not understand fit? This seems to me integral to selling suits.
Yes, fit is perhaps the most important quality a suit must possess; the general populace firstly does not know how clothes should fit, having been force-fed boxy garbage by mass market retailers, and secondly, prefers "comfort", which is a fanciful euphemism for looseness. As I've said before, and has been described in the posts above, go in with a deal of knowledge about what the suit you are purchasing should look like, and do not budge from this ideal. At every step the salesmen and tailor will try to give you "the usual", assuming you don't know what's what. Hold firm and try to talk directly to the staff who will be altering the garment rather than the salesmen, as it's much easier to convey the desired shape. Alternatively, just go to Harry Rosen when on sale, or Holt Renfrew.