HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SUIT FITS
1. THE SHOULDERS
The shoulder of your suit jacket should hug the natural form of your shoulders with no overhang. If this fits well, then generally you are working off the correct base size for your body.
2. THE CHEST SPACE
Insert your hand into your suit jacket when it’s buttoned up. If you struggle to get your hand in, your jacket is too tight. If your hand fits beneath your suit jacket snugly without excess room, the fit is right.
3. THE JACKET LENGTH
The hems of men’s suit jackets have gotten shorter over time, but the golden rule of length still applies. Your jacket’s hem should only just cover the pockets of your trousers.
4. THE SLEEVE LENGTH
To make sure that you’ve got the ideal sleeve length, place your arms by your sides. Your jacket’s sleeve hem should finish where your thumb bone meets your wrist, leaving half an inch of your shirt visible.
5. THE WAIST
To avoid your tailoring looking boxy, choose a suit jacket that nips in slightly at the waist. This will help to create a defined silhouette and give the appearance of a V-shaped torso.
6. THE TROUSER BREAK
For a failsafe fit, your suit’s trousers should have only one break at the hem of the trouser. For a more modern look however, get your trousers taken up so the hem just kisses the top of the shoe, with no visible break in the fabric.