Guide on how a suit should fit part 4

Lounge suit guide

Guide on how a suit should fit part 4

How a jacket of the suit should fit, number 7: sleeves

A sleeve should always hang very nicely without any wrinkles. If you see all the wrinkles chances are the sleeve pitch is wrong which means the way and the angle the sleeve was set in, that can be fixed by a tailor but they have to be quite skilled. Of course, the sleeve length is usually a subject of long discussions, and there are all kinds of opinions. If you want to have a great movement and a comfortable jacket, you need some extra fabric on the top of your sleeve simply to reach forward, otherwise, it is too tight, it may look great when your arms hang down, but as soon as you move, you are constricted in that area. Going made-to-measure or bespoke has an awesome advantage. A small armhole in combination with a wider upper sleeve will provide you with a much more comfortable jacket.

Good fitting on the back:

While most people look at the front, a back can really tell you if a jacket fits perfectly or not. You should not have any lines that are horizontal or vertical at the top of your back right underneath the collar. The same thing is with all the way down. The only area where you could have a few wrinkles is around your armpit underneath the shoulders simply because you need that for the range movement. If you see a suit from the back and it is very clean and hangs very neat and the vents do not gap, the rest of the suit will fit well because something like that will never fit like that off the rack. You will always have to have either some alterations at the tailor or it is a made to measure or bespoke garment.

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