Hi. I am getting married in November and need to get a suit. It's not going to be a very formal wedding as the venue is a barn. I only wear a suit to special occasions, so I don't have much experience buying one. I have been doing some research, but thought maybe you guys could help me with my choices before I go to a tailor. I'd say I have a normal/athletic build (180cm tall). When trying suits in a store the jacket (size euro 50) usually fits me well. Trousers however are a pain. I'm around 32-33" at the waist, but my bum and thighs are way bigger. So I always struggle to find trousers that fits well. When I buy jeans I usually size up and use a belt. Most places I have tried suits they don't sell jacket and trouser seperately, so I can't fit both properly. Generally I find wearing the suits I own quite uncomfortable. Tight trousers with squashed junk makes me glad I don't have to wear one for work. So I thought getting it tailored could help that. It's a lot of money for me though and I'm a newbie at this so I could use some help with what to go for. I don't want to spend so much money on a suit I'll only wear once, so I probably want to get something a bit classic and versatile. I'm blonde with quite fair skin so I feel darker colours suit me better. I was thinking navy or charcoal, possibly with a pattern, but not sure exactly what pattern. I like the look of suits that are not so "shiny". I prefer the more textured "wool-look". Do you need to get a heavier cloth for that look? Maybe flannel could work as I like that soft feel as well? I have never owned anything in flannel though. Is it too hot? Not in November I assume, but for a general suit? I was thinking a three-piece suit with a bowtie. I don't wear a vest often, but would look good for a wedding? Jacket: Two-button single breasted Notch lapel? "Medium" thickness? Don't like them very fat or thin. High armhole Side vents Straight flap pockets? No ticket pocket? Need a hole for my Boutonniere obviously Four button sleeves? I don't like much extra material at the arms. Want a close fit. Trousers: I like a high waist Pleats? None, single or double? Looks more old-fashioned I guess, but should make them more comfortable? I've been reading that it looks better for bigger men. I'm not overweight in any way, but I do like a roomy crotch/bum area. Is it a no-no for normal built men? Medium break? Cuffs only if pleated? Slash front pockets? I like larger pockets that I can easily get my hands into. Back pockets: Don't care, never use them. Side tabs so I can ditch the belt? Don't like suspenders. Is there anything else I need to think about when going to a tailor? For the cloth I find it hard to see how a full suit could look from just a tiny fabric example, but here are a few I looked up which I think could look nice. The first one is my favourite look I think, but seems a bit heavy? http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/1232/limited-edition-cloth/the-char-navy-timsbury-check http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/1231/limited-edition-cloth/the-charcoal-timsbury-check http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/1154/vintage-bolts/charcoal-narrow-pin-stripe http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/732/queens-award-flannel/queens-award-char-brown-flannel http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/914/vintage-bolts/triple-pindot-stripe-flannel http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/807/the-290-flannel/290g-char-navy-chalk-stripe For the lining I'm not sure, but maybe not go with too much contrast (e.g. not pink inside). I'm from a small city, but I travel to London once a month so I thought I would get it made there. Does anyone have suggestions for some good, but not extremely expensive tailors in London? Thanks.