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Fit Matters

HOW TO BUY A SUIT

When you invest in a good suit, you want to make sure it doesn't end up wearing you. Here's what to keep in mind when you're in the fitting room.
Suit tips
Pants
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THE PANT

Your suit pants should sit flat against the body, forming a clean line from the waist to the back of the pant. You're looking for the happy medium between bunching and pulling. The hem should hit about at the top of your foot with a little bit of a break. Anything beyond that can make you look shorter than you actually are.
Jacket
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THE JACKET

At the shoulders, it should be a little full over the shoulder blades with enough room for you to move your arm easily. Seeing signs of stress around the armholes? Try the next size up. In the body, it should conform comfortably to the natural shape of your torso.

 

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THE BACK

The suit jacket hem should hit just below the fullest part of your backside. Back vents should hang easily, without pulling. Avoid a common beginner's mistake - make sure you remove the exterior cloth label on the sleeve and untack the back vent before your first wear.
The Sleeves
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THE SLEEVES

The sleeves should fall just past the wrist bone when your arms are down by your sides, to let a little shirt cuff show. Sleeves should lie flat with no pulling at the shoulder and bicep.
The Details
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THE DETAILS

As for what lapel to wear, a notch design is more of an everyday look and a shawl style's more for dressing up. Either can work for a night out, and no matter the shape, it should lie flat on your chest. A pocket square can add a little extra flair. 
With three different fits ranging from extra slim to a-little-more-room, we can help you find the suit that works best for you. Check them all out here. 

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