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Suiting 101: Three Ways To Find The Perfect Fit

By January 17, 2020October 20th, 2023No Comments

1. There are two ways to find your perfect fit when trying on a blazer. The first method is buttoning the top button and seeing whether or not the fabric pulls. If you notice creases, then you need to size up but if the fabric falls smoothly against your body then you’ve found the right fit. The second method is resting your arms against your side and seeing how much room there is between the cuff of your jacket and your wrist. Your jacket sleeve should fall .5 – 1 inch above your wrist. Any longer, and you need to visit your local tailor.

2. Pay attention to two things when searching for the perfect dress shirt — the collar and the sleeve cuffs. The collar should fit snuggly around your neck and easily button at the top while the sleeves should hit right at the end of your wrist. A dress shirt that is too loose will leave you with a lot of extra material around the waist which doesn’t allow for a neat tuck. When in doubt, have your measurements professionally taken so you can try on the right sized dress shirt for a crisp and polished look.

3. Last but not least, it’s time to talk about pants! You don’t want to rely on your belt to do all the work so be sure your pants sit comfortably around your waist naturally. If you prefer minimal accessories, opt for a side strap pant and ditch the belt altogether. Once you have that figured out, it’s time to focus on length. The hem of your pants should hit right underneath your ankle and when wearing shoes, the hem should sit right on top. Our last suggestion is to invest in a custom-made suit that is perfectly tailored according to your measurements instead of spending money on two or three ill-fitted suits.