Never underestimate the power of a well tailored suit. At Hawes & Curtis, we’re firm believers that choosing the right suit is all about getting the perfect fit. Follow our step-by-step guide as we cover the fundamentals that you should be looking out for when purchasing your next suit.
The jacket shoulders should naturally follow the contour of your own shoulder, neither extending beyond or short of it. Get this one right because it’s near impossible for it to be altered by a tailor.
It’s true that the body of a jacket should fit close to the body but never to the extent that it’s pulling. The top button should close without strain and the sides should feel just snug - never tight.
A good guideline is that you should see between 1/4” to 1/2” of shirt cuff from underneath your jacket sleeve. For most men, the end point will be around the wrist bone. Too long and the results look sloppy.