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Guide To a Perfect Suit for Men

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Not many men know what to look for when buying a suit. This first suit guide article will show the perfect measurements and things to look out for when buying a new suit.

Collar

first suit guide

The suit collar should follow the shirt collar very cosely- there should be NO GAP. The overlapping lapel should not rise and curve against the shirt, but lie flat at a straight angle.

Buttons

If you are wearing a 2 button suit jacket, then only the TOP button should be fastened. If you are wearing a 3 button suit jacket, then the MIDDLE button should be the only one fastened. The fastened button should never fall below the navel.

Shoulders

Your suit should ALWAYS have perfectly tallored shoulders. If they end slightly before, or slightly after your shoulders the jacket will not look right.

Shirt sleeve length

Between a quarter and half inch of your shirt cuff should be visible after your suit jacket arms.

Jacket length

Your knuckless should be even with the bottom of your jacket.

Sleeve length

Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist. Not below, and not above.

Shoes

Navy suits

1. Black shoes

2. Brown shoes

3. Red/Burgundy shoes

Grey/Black suits

1. Black shoes

2. Brown shoes

3. Red/Burgundy shoes

Brown suits

1. Brown shoes

2. Red/Burgundy shoes

Trouser length

You should have around 1 inch of break falling over your shoes. Too much break looks sloopy and fitting, whereas too little break will show your socks or ankles.

First Suit Guide Jacket Button Rule

One Button Suit

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When standing you must button the only button. When sitting, you must unbutton.

Two Button Suit

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The top button must be fastened when standing. The second button should never be fastened jacket must be unbuttoned when seated.

Three Button Suit

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When standing, fasten top two buttons and leave the third unfastened. Or fasten only the middle button.

Also Read: 20 Effective Mens Dressing Tips Every Guy Should Know

First suit guide: theidleman

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