Off-the-Rack Men’s Suits

While custom-made bespoke men’s suits guarantee the very best fit, and made-to-measure suits are almost as good, there is usually a price to pay. Most men’s suits these days are sold off-the-rack, meaning they are manufactured in a range of standard sizes in the hopes that enough buyers will be able to find a reasonable…

The Perfect Fit

The elegance of a man’s suit depends on its fit. Here are some tips: • Once the jacket has been buttoned and with the upper arms beside you, you must be able to slip in three fingers between the jacket and your breastbone. • Jacket sleeves must be just perfect – over-long sleeves can make…

Waist of a Suit Jacket

The waist of a men’s suit jacket varies according to its design but is generally found at the second button from the bottom. The measurement of the waist is generally two to four inches smaller than the measurement of the chest. A measurement two inches smaller on the jacket is usually meant for the older…

Length of a Suit Jacket

The length of the jacket on men’s suits changes with fashion, but the trend for shorter jackets seems to have run out of steam. Conventionally, the correct length of the jacket has been defined as half the distance from the floor to the jacket collar; but in practice the right length cannot be determined by…

Hips and a Suit Jacket

The measurement of hips is very important when tailoring a jacket for a man’s suit. If enough space is provided around the body, it will allow the suit to fit comfortably while preserving the shape. To measure the hips properly, make sure that you have first removed everything from your pockets. Measure around the fullest…

Fitted Jackets

There are certain things that should be kept in when trying on a jacket, bespoke or otherwise, so that you can know you have the right fit. The jacket collar should hug your neck halfway around the shirt collar where it lies across the upper back. A horizontal ripple signifies that the jacket is oversized.…

Chest of a Suit Jacket

The chest is regarded as the most significant measurement for making a jacket. It is the width that determines the overall size of the jacket – and it cannot be altered easily, so you had better get it right! When buying off the rack, the tagged size refers to the measurement of the chest. If…

Fitted Trousers

It is essential that a man’s clothes fit him perfectly. Loose fitted or excessively tight outfits are a complete no-no, especially at formal events; that applies powerfully in relation to the trousers you wear with your suit. To get the best fit, the first thing to do is get your measurements right. When measuring your…