Having a core wardrobe, complete with a number of items you feel good in and wear often, has a lot of benefits. It means expending less energy picking out your clothes, fewer moments of self-doubt and lots of “found time” that might otherwise be spent scouring the stores every time an important event pops up.  

As we’ve established, confidence in your clothes starts with how they fit, so here are three ideas to help you find more brands that fit your body so you always have what you need when you need it. 

1. In Person

A lot of times the missing information is just a question away, if you don't mind interfacing with other humans outside of the house, ask the store managers of the shops that sell clothes that seem in line with your lifestyle in budget which of the cuts and brands they carry will best fit your body.

Most large department stores have a personal shopper who should know the merchandise, if you let them know you are simply on an exploratory mission to see what your options are rather than to buy a bunch of stuff they'll usually lay off the sales spiel and point you in the right direction. 

2. Online

If you're the shy type, and you can also try out how different brands and cuts fit you without ever leaving your house. Find clothes online at retailers with free shipping both ways so you can mail back anything that isn't right. You can also chat with their customer support online about the merchandise. Nordstrom and Zappos are two such retailers excellent customer service.

3. Crowdsourced 

Find brands that fit by seeing others who have your body type. They walks you through a self-assessment about your body type which is super helpful in and of itself so you can get more clarity around what you need, then they show you photos of people with similar body types and what clothing brands they are wearing.

The payoff when you nail the fit in your clothes is huge so it’s worth the effort to get it right. If you’re a minimal effort kind of guy, that’s okay too. I’m here to take care of it for you.