Men’s Suiting at Nordstrom

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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.

When I am looking for a new dress, the first place I go is Nordstrom so I shouldn’t be surprised that Nordstrom is an equally great resource for men’s suiting. Not only is their selection on trend and varied, their style and fit tips are top notch. Along with the handy video above, Nordstrom online has tips on how to measure at home for the right size of suit and which style is best for your frame. Nordstrom Men’s Shop also has one of the most informative pages I’ve found on Nordstrom, Break it Down: The Suit. On this page is all the details and terminology for suiting, common suiting fabrics and patterns, and even where to hem trousers for the proper ‘break’.

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.

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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!

mens suit shop nordstromOnce 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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  1. I noticed that the video said to go to one of the Nordstrom tailors to have his suit fitted precisely. Does Nordstrom offer the same service for women’s suits?


  2. My husband usually gets HS&M suits at Dillards but he needed a new sports coat and they just didn’t have what he wanted. We went to Nordstrom and were SO impressed with the service. The salesman put him in a coat that I never would have picked, but it looked great, fit perfectly and he has gotten loads of compliments. Will return!

  3. Chess King! That’s a bit of a time warp! Yes, if a suit looks like it came from there, and it’s not for a costume party, the I’id say it’s time for an update.

  4. Hahahaha! Chess King. Taking me back to Springfield Mall in the day. My boyfriend worked at DJ’s, a kind of wanna-be Chess King (?!?). I got many a skinny tie for myself and a fedora, a la Hungry Like the Wolf video.

    I love the streamlined suits. My hubby can’t wear them but he still looks great. He’s older and a little more stout. Any plus-size man blogs that you know of?

  5. Just wanted to say how I like the way you let us know when you’re doing sponsored posts–it’s very obvious. I read an article over the weekend about bloggers being investigated for not disclosing their sponsored posts & they are making thousands of dollars from their sponsorships. Thanks for always keeping it real for your audience!

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