Mens fashion how to get the perfect fit for a suits

Knowing how to pick the perfect fit for your suit is definitely a “must-know” for all guys out there.

When trying out a suit, it is advised to get a perfect fit in your “natural stance”. To do this, you have to stand up straight with your arms relaxed at your side, preferably wearing a pair of dress shoes.

Mens fashion how to get the perfect fit for a suit

It is also advised to look for a perfect fit in these specific areas when in your natural stance:

The Shoulder

A well-fitted shoulder lies flat, the seam on top of the shoulder should be the same length as the bone under it. It should also meet the sleeve of the suit right where your arm meets your shoulder.

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In a case where the seem is hiked up along your shoulder bone, or dangling down on your upper shoulder, you should know you have the wrong size.

The Seat

The back of the trousers should be a smooth drape over the shape of your rear end, regardless of the shape.

It should lie loosely against your underwear, without pulling tight against your butt or draping loosely down your thighs.

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Trouser Break

This is a small wrinkle caused when the top of your shoe stops the trouser cuff from falling to its full length.

It should not be absent or create a large rumple at your feet.

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Jacket Closure

It is known that when wearing a suit and standing, the jacket should be buttoned.

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The button should close without a fuss and there should be no wrinkles formed from the closure.

Jacket Sleeve Length

About half an inch of the shirt cuff should be visible beyond the jacket cuff.

The suit sleeve should not rise above the cuff completely nor should it hide the shirt sleeves entirely.

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Jacket Length

A good suit jacket should fall past the waist and drape over the top of the curve formed by the buttocks.

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Another measure of finding the right length is aligning the hem of the jacket with the middle of your hand.

Jacket Collar

The jacket collar should rest against your shirt collar, which should rest against the back of your neck without creating a significant gap in between or forming wrinkles.

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The Four “Bad-Fit” Indicators

The Dreaded X

The appearance of a X shaped wrinkle when buttoning the jacket is an indicator of it being too tight.

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Shoulder Divots and Upper Arm Wrinkles

When the shoulder padding is observed to protrude beyond the arm, also causing wrinkles on the upper arm part of the sleeve, the jacket is said to be too big.

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Shoulder Wrinkles

If bunching on top of your shoulder is observed, the jacket is too big.

Mens fashion how to get the perfect fit for a suits

Twisted Sleeves

Faint spirals of winkles on the outside of the sleeve occur when the angle of your arm in its natural stance doesn’t match the angle that the sleeves was constructed with.

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This can be considered a deal-breaker.

 

So next time you’re trying out a suit, try and watch out for these factors.

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The Unapologetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “A Perfect Fit For Your Suit”

  1. Great write up! Simple checks that would ensure those β€œIgbo looking coats” get out of the market! Great job!

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