Buying clothes has always been frustrating for majority of men. Finally, thanks to Internet, men can buy almost every article of clothes they want online, without all the frustration of traditional shoping. Although you can’t touch the fabric or try on the clothing item, folowing these tips will help you master the basics of buying clothes online.
Pick every different item you have that fit perfectly and measure it. This way you’ll know right measure of every piece of clothes you will be buying online. Also measure your chest, waist, hips, arm length and inseam, as some stores will ask for your body measurements. Another thing to consider is that diferent labels have diferent measures. Know your label measures before ordering.
Know what you are buying
If the site isn’t providing enough information about their clothes, don’t buy there. To make decision, you’ll need to be informed as much as possible. Look for sites with detailed descriptions, high-quality photos and dimensions and sizing information.
- To protect yourself when buying online, look for sites that include:
- adequate address and contact details,
- info about secure online payment,
- return, exchange, or refund policies,
- info about disputes resolution processes,
This way you’ll be able to redress if things go wrong.
Don’t overpay for items. Compare prices with your local retail stores, but don’t forget to include extra costs (delivery, insurance, customs duty…) you may have with Internet purchases. Also, look over Internet for other shops and compare prices. Best way to compare prices is to check out sites such as http://www.shopzilla.com or http://www.pricegrabber.com. Good idea is to search the Web for retailer’s name or clothing article plus “coupon” or “discount” to buy discount clothes.
Find valuable info at forums
Read what other people who also buy clothes online have to say. Forums like http://www.styleforum.net are great places to find valuable info on bargains, discounts, best stores… Also very valuable info you get at these forums are warnings about bad experiences that some forum members had with some sellers, which can save you from throwing hard earned money. And that’s always a good thing.
Use some of the greatest aspects of buying over the Internet: custom-made clothes. At many sites you can design your own clothes. You choose color, length, waist size, style and more. There are also many good tailor services online that will tailor your suits and formal clothes at better prices than your local tailor.
Ask the seller whatever you want to know before deciding on buying your item. Sometimes, by asking you will be able to find new clothes that may not be yet posted on the site. Contact a seller by e-mail or phone with any question that is not answered on the site. Some sites have a feature that enables you to contact customer service reps by real time online chat.