How should a man’s suit fit?

How should a man’s suit fit?

Men who wear improperly fitted suits may hear this: “Are you wearing that suit or is the suit wearing you?” The secret to wearing a suit is buying the right suit for you, which means getting the best suit fit. We are going to tell you some tips about the right suit fit.

1. Concerning length: some said that it should reach your knuckles, but this assumes the length of your arms is normal.

2. The second button from the bottom should be just above your belly-button – never below.

3. With your arms at your sides, the sleeves should cover the wrist bone and no more. Note that your dress shirt will have 1-2 cm longer sleeves, which allows you to “show some cuff”.

4. While buttoned, the jacket should not pull across the chest significantly.

How to wear a suit jacket

5. The shoulder seam should lie on the edge of your shoulder. There should be minimal buckling, the sleeves should be smooth at the shoulder.

6. About 2 cm of shirt collar should be revealed by the jacket collar.

7. Holding your hand flat, you should easily be able to fit it inside the jacket under the lapels. However, it should be slim to the chest – there shouldn’t be an air pocket there.

8. Similarly to shirts, armholes must be sufficiently high.

How to wear a suit jacket

Do you always wonder when and how you should button your suit jacket? And is there a difference if it has one, two or three buttons?

Well, I will tell you a very simple rule:
‘From Up to Down – Sometimes, Always, Never’.
Yes, that is all!

Most of the modern suits have a single-breasted jacket.

So, when you are wearing a single-breasted one-button suit the rule is: ‘When standing you must button the only button. When sitting – you must unbutton‘.

For a single-breasted two-button suit jacket the rule is: ‘When standing you must button the top button. When sitting – you must unbutton it. The second button should be never buttoned‘.

And with a single-breasted three-button jacket, you should remember: ‘When standing always button the middle button and if you wish – button the upper one, too. Unbutton when sitting and never button the bottom button‘.

Double-breasted jackets are almost always worn buttoned. The rule is very simple: ‘Button all the buttons that have working buttonholes‘.

If you keep these rules, you can be sure that you will get the best of your perfectly fitting men’s suit. It will make you look stylish and elegant and will help you feel comfortable in any situation – both standing and sitting.

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