I went shopping for a suit yesterday. I have a couple of weddings to attend in the coming months (including my sister's) and I no longer fit into the suit I bought when I was living in Europe (it musyt have shrunk in the wash).
As a biologist, I don't get much of an opportunity to wear suits... as you can probably imagine they are not at all practical whilst trying to catch animals.
The suit-buying experience is kinda daunting for people like me (i.e. suit-buying novices). First up, there were so many different ones to choose from. In the end, I settled for a black suit from the Saba section at DJs. I figure that black is the most versatile (suitable for weddings AND funerals!).
Second, I find overly beautiful male sales assitants with tight-fitting clothes and shiny faces really intimidating. It makes me feel guilty about paying membership for the gym that I never use. It also makes me feel terribly self conscious for being the only gay man in the universe who doesn't use moisturiser. Fortunately, there was a nice indian girl working at the Saba section and I was able to latch onto her for all my suit-buying advice.