This Visual Guide Outlines How Men’s Suits Should Fit

This Visual Guide Outlines How Men’s Suits Should Fit
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Men’s suits can be tricky things, and if you don’t have a reason to wear one often, you may not be sure how it’s supposed to look when you put it on. This visual guide from Real Men Real Style will help you make sure your suit fits perfectly, from collar to cuffs.

If you don’t wear a suit regularly, you might assume that if you can close the buttons and pull it on comfortably, you’re all set. That’s not quite true — you don’t want your suit to be so tight you can barely move around, and you don’t want the opposite effect either: like a schoolkid swimming in their father’s oversized suit.

The guide below covers everything from trouser break (where the cuffs of your pants should rest) to the line of your shoulders, all the way to where the cuffs of your shirt and jacket should be. Scroll down to check it out, or hit the link below to see it with a tutorial video that offers a bit more explanation.

How A Man’s Suit Should Fit – Visual Suit Fit Guide [Real Men Real Style]


  • Some of them are obvious though others are a bit personal style. My old english teachers pants were always pretty high on his ankles but apparently that was the style of his day 50-60 years ago :\

    • A higher trouser hem is pretty fashionable today too. It can work on slim cut trousers but is to be avoided if your pants are of a more generous cut. Though who wants to see a man’s ankles anyway?

  • I always have a hard time wearing suits, cause I am very upside down triangle shape……big muscled upper body regular waist……every suit I try just has me looking like they shaved a gorilla and put it in a suit. At my wedding I half expected PETA to storm in and liberate me.

    • Have you tried bespoke? Your build shouldn’t be an issue for a good tailor. Also, if you build up your legs, you’d have a body envied by most men.

    • I work in suit sales and it sounds to me as though you would benifit from a slim fit suit to match your body shape. They are a much more fitted suit and really look good on someone with big shoulders. Look at Uber Stone or Scuzzatti Suits

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