Pip & Stans' guide to buying a suit

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How do I know if my suit is going to fit?


Many people just want to buy and see what they like and fits best. That's absolutely fine. If anything bought from the Pip & Stan store doesn't fit, it's just not for you, or you simply change your mind, it's ok. You can send back anything you need to.

Many people have items tailored to fit. This gives much more choice as often there will only be one of each item for sale.

Returns are accepted within 30 days of your items being received. Free postage labels are available to buyers from within the UK.

All items are checked for quality, and unless new, will be dry cleaned, pressed, and ready to wear. 

Guide to measuring for a suit

If you want a better idea of how something's going to fit before you buy, this guide will help you find the measurements you need.

It's a good idea to know your measurements as there is always a certain amount of cross over between makes and styles. Sizes are best used as a guide. 

Jackets:
  • Take a normal breath and measure your bust, with bra on, around the fullest part. Add 2".
I recommend taking the following from an item that fits nicely:
  • Shoulder to cuff is the length from the top of the shoulder seam to cuff-down the outside of the sleeve.
  • Length of jacket is the measured down the back, from the bottom of the collar to the bottom of the jacket.
Skirt and trousers:
  • 'Hip' isn't actually your hip measurement, it's your bum! Measure around the fullest part and add 1".
  • Rise tells you where the trouser waistband sits and is measured from crotch seam to top of waistband. 
  • Inside leg, measure from the top of your leg to ankle bone. I would recommend adding 1" if you wear flats, and 2-3 if your prefer heels.
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