It’s an indisputable fact – a well-fitting suit looks much more appealing than a suit purchased off the rack. However, before you can reap the advantages of an attractive fitted suit, you need to understand exactly what makes a suit a perfect fit. While it is certainly important to know your measurements, it also helps to have an understanding of what professional tailors look at when they make alterations to suits to fit their customers.Here are some ways that you can tell if your custom suit truly is the perfect fit for you:• Shoulders: The shoulders are arguably the most important component in designing a perfectly fitting suit jacket. Shoulder pad should never protrude past your shoulders – the suit should fit snugly against your shoulders. A simple way to test this is to stand sideways against a wall. If the shoulder pad on the suit touches the wall before your arm does, then the suit is too big.
• Chest: The jacket should button easily, without you having to put much effort into pulling it across your chest. If there are signs of straining in the suit, then the jacket is too small. There should not be too much space between your chest and the button, however.• Length: Your suit jacket should be long enough for you to pull your fingers underneath the jacket’s sides while your arms are hanging straight. The jacket should also cover the buttocks. The sleeves of the jacket should end at the joint of your wrist.• Vents: There are several different types of vents that you can add to your custom suit. The type you choose depends mostly on personal preference and the style that you’re going for. A center vent is both modern and traditional, perhaps the safest choice available. Side vents are a European style, and make it significantly easier to get into pockets without folding up your jacket. Ventless suits are the classiest types available, but lack the convenience of a center or side vent suit.
• Pants: With your custom suit pants, you should follow the same rules you would follow with any other pair of pants. They should sit easily at your waist, without being too tight around the waist and groin. The legs of the pants should not be so long that you step on them, but not so high that you have too much leg showing. You should be able to sit and stand comfortably in the pants for long periods of time without a problem.Now that you understand how to ensure a perfect fit for your suit, there’s nothing in the way of you looking your best at your next formal event. Get fitted today, and find the perfect suit for you.