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EXPERT ADVICE: HOW SHOULD A SUIT FIT?

6 SIMPLE STEPS TO A PERFECT FITTING SUIT
If you are not lucky enough to have one of our stores local to you and drop in for a quick style consultation with our expert advisors, you'll need to take matters into your own hands. We've pulled together a really quick, step by step guide on how to ensure your suit fits perfectly.
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1. SHOULDERS, COLLAR AND BACK


The shoulder of a suit should sit on the natural curve of your shoulder with no excess fabric overhanging. The collar shouldn't gape around the neck and the fabric shouldn't pull across the back.






2. THE CHEST


When your jacket is buttoned up, if you struggle t fit your hand in flat then your jacket is too tight. If you can fit your hand in with lots of room then the jacket is too big. The perfect fitting jacket will allow your hand to fit in neatly between your chest and the jacket.

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3. JACKET LENGTH & WAIST


The suit jacket length should only just cover the pockets of your trousers, and the waist should define your silhouette to avoid looking too boxy.






4. JACKET SLEEVE LENGTH


This one is down to personal preference. Traditionally, the correct length would allow for about 1-1.5cm of shirt cuff to show, but some men prefer less or to show no cuff at all.

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5. TROUSER WAIST & SEAT


The easiest way to know if a pair of trousers are too tight, is if they are pulling across the crotch. If you are in-between sizes, don't worry some trousers can be let out at the waist to give you extra room and comfort.


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When trying on trousers, take a seat - if you can sit down comfortably and the trousers don't pull or feel tight across the hips, they are the perfect fit.






6. TROUSER LENGTH


This can change depending on the cut of the trousers, or your personal style. Traditionally, trousers should sit just over the shoe however the more modern look is for the trousers to just touch the shoe or in some cases, sit over the ankle completing the no socks look. Whatever your style, being too long is never a good look.

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