Post # 1
I really need some help! For bees whos groomsmen bought their suits how far out did you purchase them. How early is too early?
We found a crazy good deal for a jacket and pants for $126. Everyone is estatic about the price, but one groomsmen doesnt want to buy anything until one month out because he is “try to bulk up”. Is one month out not enough time, it worries me a little to be honest! Any advice would help because niether FI or I are well versed in buying suits!
Post # 3
mrsnitti17 : If you found a crazy good buy, they should buy now. At that price he can puchase two suits and sell one if he bulks up.
ps Do you have a link to the suit?
Post # 4
Well, one month out is definitely enough time to buy a suit. Mens clothing usually doesn’t require altering the way womens clothing does. And even if you were renting, you know that high school boys going to prom don’t have the foresight to rent suits or tuxes 4-5 months in advance. My friend walked into a store and bought a suit for his own wedding two days before the wedding (they only had a three month engagement).
The only concern is if it’s on sale because they are discontinuing this particular style. And if they are, is it generic enough that he can find a suitable substitute? I mean, you aren’t asking him to get a teal or chartreuse suit or something, right? Most suits look pretty much exactly the same save for color.
Otherwise, if he wants to spend more of his money later when the price goes back up, then let him. It’s his right to do with his money as he pleases. Everyone else can order theirs now and save some money.
Post # 5
A month is fine – but it’s almost June. Your wedding is in September, how much does he think he’s going to put on in 3 months… Lol. Unless he’s dirty bulking and is just getting fat, ahahha.
Post # 7
julies1949 : Hey, thanks for the advice. I have the same thought! Here is the link…
Its not a super fancy suit but it does the job. On top of this I have another discount so it brings the price lower to $126!
Post # 8
Thanks for everyones thoughts. I guess my concern is I want them to look all the same and although it is a generic black suit I know blacks from different companies can look different! I have suggested he go get fitted and maybe choose a size up and he could alter it down if need be. He doesnt want to pay the original $280 price tag so that may work in my favor.
It is a relief that it isnt a big deal to buy it a month out. I just didnt know what alterations for men were like…
Post # 9
mrsnitti17 : It might be a moot point. Have all the other men ordered their suits? Your link shows the only regular size still available is a 40. The rest are tall izes.
Post # 10
julies1949 : we are going in store to buy them and I called today and was told they had all sizes! It just is sold out online in other ones thankfully