Well suited

If your man is in the market for a new suit {whether it be for your wedding, another wedding or a job interview} you simply can’t miss these words of wisdom! Especially when it comes to the wedding party, the last thing you want is photos of the groomsmen in ill fitting attire. Of course, if the guys are renting a tux this won’t be an issue, but it’s becoming more and more common now for them to buy their suits. So, listen up on what Emily Post has to say about suit shopping:

1. Go to an established men’s store where trained professionals are on staff. These experts are more knowledgeable about make, style, cut, and fit than most of us can ever hope to be. They can teach you the different between traditional, European, and athletic styles and which will work best for you. Yes, even if they’re donning an all seersucker suit!

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2. You should be aware of the following fit issues:

  • If it feels too tight, it probably is. You should be able to fit the flat of your hand in between your chest and the front of the jacket when buttoned and the back vents should lay flat.
  • If it feels a little big, it can probably be tailored: men’s suits can often be taken in a full size.
  • Trousers should fit at the waist (one finger inside the waistband) so you have room when you sit.

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3. The correct jacket length? Stand with your arms hanging naturally at your sides. The jacket should hit just under the curve of your derriere.

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4. The sleeve of the jacket should hit where your wrist bends so that your shirt can poke out 1/8″ to 1/4″. {This guy knows what’s up.}

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5. Trousers: a “full break” is the bottom of the pant altered to hit 1″ above the floor. Pleated trousers should have cuffs.

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Happy suiting!

Lena - 27, Jul, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Oh, suits-it’s hard to resist a good looking man in a well fitting one!

Alexa - 27, Jul, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Love all of the photos, especially the one with them hiding behind the bouquets! Classic.

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