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#01 Invest in a suit
Nothing fits better than a tailored suit, so invest in one. If you want something versatile, pick a suit in navy, grey or charcoal as those can be worn for any occasion.

#02 Ready-to-wear
If a tailored suit is out of your budget, then buy one off the rack. Ready-to-wear suits make great alternatives when on a tight budget – just make sure it fits properly. For an even better fit, buy a suit that’s one size larger and get it professionally altered.

#03 Suit separates
Most fashion labels these days allow you to purchase jacket and trousers separately. For a casual look, buy a navy jacket and pair it with your favourite chinos.

#04 Go vintage
Remember the saying “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”? We’ve seen brides wear their mother’s wedding dress for their own walk down the aisle, so why can’t grooms do the same? If it’s not too much of a stretch, take the suit your dad wore on his wedding day to your tailor and get it altered to fit.

#05 Buy online
Want a designer suit but don’t have the budget for it? Online stores like Mr. Porter actually carry a huge collection of designer labels at slightly cheaper prices, while other stores like OwnOnly offer made-to-measure suits. The best part: most of these stores offer free delivery worldwide.

#06 Buy it on sale
Major fashion labels and online stores often have massive sales at fixed periods, particularly Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Find out when they are and start saving!