YAY…you have taken an interest in getting a great suit!!! Read on Mr. Well Groom-ed
HOW TO TELL YOUR SUIT FITS:
A great suit doesn’t look so great if it doesn’t fit. Seven ways to tell if it does.
1. Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.
2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.
3. The top button of a two-button suit — or the middle button of a three-button suit — should not fall below your navel.
4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.
5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.
6. Between a quarter and a half inch of shirt cuff should be visible.
7. One inch of break.
Once you know the suit fits you have completed TASK ONE. Now move from fitting suit to a GREAT suit, TASK TWO.
Here is what you should look for: DETAILS (as Donald Trump likes to say….God is in the details)….
The Details You’re Looking For:
Stitched by hand under the lapel to hold the base of the flower that few men ever wear anymore, it’s the kind of detail that shows the tailor cares about tradition. And tradition, in matters of tailoring, is a good thing.
Hand-Stitched Sleeve Lining:
A sure sign the shoulder will fit closely and comfortably. Check the inside seam where the arm meets the body: If it’s been sewn by hand, you’ll see barely perceptible creases or pleats where the two cloths come together.
Hand-Finished Interior Pocket:
Check the internal left breast pocket: If it’s set off by strips of the external fabric, that means it’s been reinforced, so it’s better able to stow your wares without sagging.
It’s a credit-card-sized compartment that conceals valuable possessions right next to your family jewels. Beyond useful, believe us, especially if you’re walking the shadier streets of suit maker Isaia’s hometown of Naples.
This subtle fold falls just below the internal waistband and ensures a good fit. It also helps prevent tucked-in shirts from bagging or slipping out.
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