Last updated on January 16th, 2020 at 10:10 am
Hello, dears! Today we talk about how to pick the perfect suit.
Recently, a friend of mine returned from a vacation in Italy where she visited Milan. Not only the Dome from Milan impressed her but also the men from there. And not necessarily their beauty attracted her attention, it was rather the way they dress. They were of absolute elegance. I confess that although I had the opportunity to travel quite a lot, I do not recall any destination where men would have caught my eye in such a way. I think I should visit Milan :).
Later edit: Meanwhile I also visited Milan and I confirm she was so right. If you would like to read my impression about the place you can find it here.
Because in our urban landscape I saw all kinds of “hanging” suits on the carriers or whose seams “were about to burst”, I found the idea of an article about how to pick a suit useful.
The points we must consider when we are referring to the tailored jacket are:
√ the collar;
√ the length of the jacket;
√ the waistband.
The collar of the jacket
As in the below figure (the blue jacket), it must perfectly overlap the collar of the shirt. Without appearing you are ready to be hanged in a hanger and making any wrinkles. If the collar of the jacket is at some distance from the collar of the shirt, it means that the jacket is large.
The shoulder of the jacket
Shoulder of the jacket – should fall exactly on the line of your shoulders. The length of the shoulders should not be more or less than one centimetre than the point where your shoulder ends. Here is where I believe most men are wrong. And I would divide them into two categories: the young generation who buy their jackets with two sizes smaller (giving the impression the jacket is about to crack on the shoulder area); and the “elder” generation whose jackets are two sizes larger. Creating visible disproportionality.
Jacket buttoning – is another aspect that can compromise your entire suit and therefore appearance. Your jacket should close PERFECT! An overly tight jacket is shaped like an X and a too loose one will look like a bag.
The sleeves of the jacket
The sleeves of the jacket – here you have to be careful on their length and width! The sleeve of a jacket should end at the wrist and allow the shirts to continue another 2 centimeters over. Also, the sleeve of a jacket should not have width under the arm.
The jacket length
When choosing a pair of trousers, we must be careful about their length and width, which sometimes depends on size or cut.
A loose crotch point has no place! The pants should be perfectly tailored, whilst allowing you to be easily in movement.
The length of the pants
The length of the pants – it is very important!!!
I want to point out a very important aspect: do not leave your socks in sight! Well-tailored trousers are slightly longer in the back, as it should reach the middle of the shoe heel. On the front side, the pant should only form a thin wrinkle.
The conclusion of “How to pick the perfect suit” article, is the suit must fit you perfectly! You must feel comfortable in it without appearing shabby.
Next time we’ll talk about how chromaticly choose the shoes.
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