The Perfect Fitting Suit
The most important rule about suiting? Fit. Get it right and $100 can look like $1000, get it wrong and you get the exact opposite.
Silhouette? Slim Vs. Boxy Fit
Slim is the most flattering silhouette for the modern man. A well fitting slim suit does not imply 'tight', instead it will follow the natural curves of your body and complement the best of it.
Get it tailored
Suits are made to be altered. Almost every suit (even custom suits) need minor alteration to make it truly 'perfect'.
1. Dry-clean your suit as rarely as possible.
- The seam should follow the natural curve of your shoulder.
The fit in the shoulders is the most important. A well fitting shoulder will follow the natural curve of your shoulder. This will make the shoulder pads on your suit look less obvious, and ensures your sleeves flow smoothly from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve when your arms are by your side.
- Your suit should have a noticeable silhouette that follows the lines of your body.
- Your sleeve length should allow some shirt cuff to show when your arms are at your side.
Excessive dry cleaning deteriorates the fabric. Instead, spot clean it and have it professionally steamed and pressed when necessary.2. Never store your suit in a garment bag directly after wear.
Always allow you suit to air out after wearing it. Moisture from your body needs to escape the fibers of your suit. 2 to 3 hours is sufficient. If you wear your suits rather consistently you should only use a garment bag when traveling. By doing this you can extend life of your suit.3. Leave the bottom button of a three-button suit unfastened.
If a suit has soft roll-over lapels; button either the top two buttons or only the middle button - Never button the bottom button, no matter how many buttons you have.4. Dark shirts should be dry cleaned.
To slow down the fading process. Remember, dark colours will always fade faster than light colours.