How To Buy A Suit (Hint: It’s All About The Shoulders)

How To Buy A Suit (Hint: It’s All About The Shoulders)

Just like dress shoes, getting the right fit is paramount when buying a suit. These interactive graphics from Complex take the mystery out of buying a suit that fits, whether you’re looking for a single-breasted, double-breasted or three-piece suit.

One important tip when trying on suits is to forget about the ones where the shoulders don’t fit perfectly (the pads or edges should end at your shoulders). SuitSupply experts via Complex say that if the shoulders don’t fit, the tailoring will be more trouble than it’s worth.

Other gems of advice from these suit experts:

  • When pairing ties with your suit, the width of your tie should correspond to the notch label.
  • If the button is low on your suit, it can make your torso appear longer and also show off your suit and tie better.
  • Don’t button the bottom button of your suit.

Hit up the link below for the interactive graphics with more suit-fitting tips, a few of which we’ve noted previously. The following graphic from the tailoring experts at Samuel Windsor is also worth a look.

[Via Complex]

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