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How to Tell if Your Suit Fits You Properly

bespoke tailor NYC The right fit can make a world of difference in how well your suit looks and feels, and it can give you loads of confidence in your appearance. If you purchase a custom-made suit from an experienced bespoke tailor in New York City, you can be sure that it will fit you perfectly. The characteristics of a properly fitted suit include:

Flat Shoulder

A well-fitted blazer lies flat at the shoulder. The seam on top of the shoulder she meet the sleeve of the suit right where your arm meets your shoulder. If the seam is hiked up along your shoulder bone or dangling down on your upper bicep, the jacket will never sit properly and will create lumps or wrinkles on the sleeve and the top of the jacket.

Subtle Trouser Break

The "break" is the small wrinkle where the top of your shoe stops your trouser cuff from falling to its full length. One horizontal dimple or crease is ideal; much more than that means that your trousers are too long. When you try on your custom suit for the first time, bring your favorite dress shoes to see gauge the trouser break.

Neat Jacket Closure

When looking at how well a suit fits, have the jacket buttoned while you are standing so you can see how the front of the jacket closes over your body. You want to see the two sides meet neatly without the lapels hanging forward off your body or the lower edges of the jacket flaring out like a skirt. Tailoring off-the-rack jackets can be limiting, so have a custom jacket made for your new suit to guarantee the perfect fit.