Preparing for a wedding is a merry-go-round of appointments and events, from cake tastings to venue visits. Getting a tuxedo fitting is likely tucked in that massive pile of things to do as a groom. And with everything else you’re juggling, it’s easy to find the task overwhelming. The easiest way to take some of the stress out of the event is to know what to expect during a tux or suit fitting.
What Should You Wear to a Fitting?
When you go to a suit fitting, you want to get the best possible idea of how the suit will fit you. As such, you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing whatever undershirt you’re planning on wearing on the day of the ceremony to the fitting.
Your shoes will also play a role in determining how well your pants fit. If you already have the shoes you want to wear to the ceremony, it’s a good idea to bring them to the appointment, too. Otherwise, try to bring along shoes that are a similar style or height to what you’ll wear.
What Kinds of Measurements Will They Need?
Naturally, when you get to your appointment, employees will take your measurements. But you can save some time by taking your own measurements and bringing them to your appointment or sending them ahead. The most important measurements needed for a tux fitting are:
- Chest inseam and outseam
- Shoe size
How Does Trying On Pieces Work?
What you should expect from a tuxedo fitting depends on the type of shop that you’re visiting. In many stores, they will have you examine a variety of styles online, then have you try on a few “stock” suits when you arrive at the store to help determine the right size. From there, they’ll be able to find a suit that works.
However, more interactive tuxedo suit shops reject this model since the stock suits don’t give a clear picture of the final product. These shops will have you try on dress shirts, vests, jackets, and pants in the actual styles instead of using stock suits. The goal is to get you into the actual pieces that you’ll be wearing on your big day.
What Happens After the Fitting?
Once you choose your suit, whoever is helping you with your fitting will be able to determine if it’ll need any alterations. The store will usually handle these for you with an on-site tailor. Then, you’ll simply have to wait to pick up the suit or wait for the suit to be delivered to the location of your choice.
At Emanuele Tuxedo, we know that fittings can be stressful. Our wedding suit store makes things as easy as possible by fitting you with the suit you’ll be wearing and delivering your tuxedo for your big day.