It’s easy to sit back and just tell everyone to commission their own custom garments from Bespokuture. However, it’s not a luxury that everyone can afford. So let’s take a look at how a suit should fit.
The first thing to understand is that in order for some areas to fit well, others may be slightly off. Often times a consumer will purchase a garment which fits the chest or stomach region, but may miss a key fit elsewhere. This is quite common since suit companies will try and create generic sizes that fit as many customers as possible. And with said, let’s take a look at the two most prevalent and commonly improperly worn pieces.
A suit jacket or blazer will be the most immediate item that everyone sees. Therefore they will quickly notice the fit of the chest and stomach in your garment. Although slimmer fitting pieces are ubiquitous now, there seems to be a blurred line separating slim fit from simply too tight. In case you’re unsure, here are a few tips to keep you away from the danger zone. If the jacket pulls away from the chest or buckles mid-lapel, the chest is too small. It’s also a giveaway if your shoulders are bulging out towards the front of the jacket. Similarly, if the edge of your jacket buckles at the top of your arm, then the shoulders are too wide.
Pants are unfortunately an afterthought for most men, especially when it comes to dress pants. Especially since we are navigating through a period of slimmer garments and are coming across more and more gents with ill-fitting pieces. A streamlined tapered pant shows well, but it should never be too tight. So tight that you can’t sit down or fit anything in your pocket.