When we were getting ready for our friends’ wedding we realized Karl’s best suit is no longer the best. With styles changing and his body changing with a new diet and exercise regime, his dapper trouser and jacket looked like something he may have bought from Chess King in 1992. It was time for an upgrade.
Armed with all this information, Karl went to the Big and Tall section (a must when you’re 6’4”) and then filtered to the Extra Trim cuts where he found the HUGO ‘Aeron/Hamen – Super Navy' Extra Trim Fit Wool Suit which was exactly what he was looking for. We were impressed by the selection of big and tall dress shirts to go with the suit; many retailers have a few in basic colors and styles for extended sizes, Nordstrom provided seven pages of colors, prints, and silhouettes.
Topman and Topshop looks at this year's Met Gala
For those who aren’t in need of big and tall sizes, Nordstrom has an extensive collection of suiting to suit (har har, I couldn’t help myself) any frame, personal style, and a variety of budgets. I’m impressed with the Topman collection, which has on trend styles for reasonable prices. I’ve seen stylish celebs like Brad Goreski and Nick Jonas rock Topman suiting and even several men wore Topman to the Met Gala. For those who have a more formal social calendar, Nordstrom also has tuxedos. For those with more casual lifestyles, there’s plenty of sport coats to choose from!
Once you have your suit, you can take it to Nordstrom to get it made to fit perfectly. Every Nordstrom store has onsite alterations and tailoring, with free basic alterations on full-price suits, sport coats, and tuxedos. Basic alterations include hemming pants and adjusting the waist, seat, and jacket sleeves. Additional alterations may cost more. If looking for a suit for the man in your life to get ready for summer wedding season, Nordstrom is a great resource.
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