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How Your Suit Should Fit

A well-fitting dress suit is a timeless symbol of sophistication and elegance. Whether you’re attending a formal event, a business meeting, or a special occasion, wearing a suit that fits you perfectly can boost your confidence and make you feel incredible. But most people don’t even know how their suit should fit. What are the marks of a good fit vs. a bad one? Here are a few tips on how to tell if your suit fits you well.

The Jacket

The jacket is the centerpiece of a men’s dress suit. Having a perfectly fitted jacked is crucial to your overall look. Here’s some guidelines for achieving the best jacket fit possible.

  • The shoulder seam should align with the natural curve of your shoulder, not extending too far after or before your shoulder’s curve.
  • Your jacket sleeves should reach just above the base of your thumb when your arms are relaxed by your sides.
  • Your jacket length should rest just below the curve of your bottom to create a balanced silhouette.


Properly tailored trousers complete the look of a well-fitted suit. Here are the guidelines for perfect fitting suit pants

  • The waistband should sit comfortably on your natural waistline without feeling too tight or loose.
  • Your suit pants should drape nicely over your seat and hips, without any excess fabric or pulling.
  • Your suit pants should have a slight break at the front, with the hem resting lightly on the top of your shoe.

Sleeve and Shirt

When you’re wearing your suit jacket, about a quarter to half an inch of your shirt cuff should be visible for that classy touch. A little bit of your dress shirt should be visible above the jacket collar to frame your face.

Overall Comfort

A good suit should be easy to move in without feeling restrictive or causing any discomfort. Be sure to test the suit’s range of motion by sitting, walking, and reaching to ensure optimal comfort.

Seek Professional Alterations

For the best fit, it’s crucial to consult a professional tailor who really knows their stuff. They will be able to make expert adjustments to the suit snd to your unique body shape and measurements so that you look as ravishing as possible.

Need more help on your suit game? Visit Gary Michaels Clothier Retailers for professional, trusted tailoring and suit consultation that’ll ensure you look incredible.