Getting the perfect fit

2011-03-25 11:18

Suit Jackets
Fit
:
A suit should be fitted as closely and as comfortably to your body as possible – from underneath the armpit to the waist, right down to the hip.

Doveton says the fit is critical and, ­irrespective of cost and fabric, can make or break a suit.

“Make sure that the jacket fits snugly across your chest, but is roomy enough to be able to slide your hand inside the jacket comfortably – and no more than that,” says Doveton.

Vent:
At the back, one can choose between a centre, double parting or vent.

The vent is not just about style, but helps shape the suit on your body.

Cut:
According to Doveton, there are three styles every man should know about: the classic, two-buttoned, slim-fitting suit; the tuxedo; and the now more fashionable double-breasted suit.

He says: “If you are a first-time suit owner, start with the traditional two-buttoned suit. It will take you places.”

Buttons :
Jackets come in various button styles, such as the one-, two- and three-button varieties.

Doveton says: “Right now, the two-button suit is the most popular. It can be worn dressed up with a collar and tie or more casually over an open-neck shirt or T-shirt.

“A single-button suit is slightly dressier and best worn for evening occasions.”

Trousers

According to Patel, there are various styles to choose from, like

pleated and flat-front trousers, but only one pleat is allowed.


Kagee says: “Heavily pleated trousers are a big no-no as they add ­unnecessary bulk to the body.”


To avoid pants riding up between your thighs, Doveton suggests a

slim-cut ­trouser leg that is not a skinny fit but not baggy either.


A medium-rise trouser is advisable so that the shirt tucks in securely.

Doveton also suggests sticking to the traditional hemmed cuff and making

sure that the break creates a hemline that sits just at the top of your

shoe.




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