Looking sharp is as much about wearing clothes that fit as it is about style. When it comes to things like colour, pattern and material, you can follow the rules or break them and still look good. Fit is different! You might mix and match stripes with checks, but you’d never wear an ill-fitting jacket over perfectly tailored pants. (At least, we hope you wouldn’t).
Like they say: If your suit fits, people will notice you. But if it doesn’t, they notice the suit.
Here are a few pointers on the most important elements of how a suit should fit.
The lapel (collar) should be smooth against your neck with no bunching or gaping. The shoulders should be rounded and smooth, following the contour of your shoulder lines. If there is creasing between the join of the sleeve and shoulder, your jacket is too big or too small.
We beg you to please stop buying jackets too small, the lapels should be flat and smooth against your chest.
The jacket should be fitted to your body with no major creasing or pulling across the closure. For the best fit, your closure point should be level with the smallest part of your waist (Usually right above your belly button). The sleeves should be smooth with no twisting and end just above your wrist. The sleeve length should expose half an inch of your shirt cuff for that modern fit.
The vents should lay flat perpendicular to the ground—no flaring or tugging. The seat should be smooth with no creasing or sagging. The break should naturally crease just above your shoes.