Firstly, ensure the jacket shoulders hug your own and appear neat. It should be a snug fit and there should be no excessive fabric or distortion.
Your suit jacket should button easily but not too loose. Once it's buttoned, place your hand between you and the jacket, it should just fit comfortably inside. Your suit jacket should button easily but not be too loose.
Hang your arms down straight and cup the jacket hem in your hands. If you can reach easily, it's too long. If it’s shorter, then it's really a matter of personal taste - many modern suit jackets only sit an inch or two below the cuff.
Placing your arms by your side the cuff of the jacket should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist. You should have 1-2cm of your shirt cuff visible.
We offer shorter and longer lengths in many of our suits, so if the shoulders fit well but the body or sleeves are too long or short then we should have a suitable alternative for you.
The rise of suit trousers, where they sit on your waist, should suit your taste and style. Remember, the cut of a trouser leg should flatter without appearing too tight or too loose.
A classic trouser length should sit nicely on top of your shoe without touching the floor at the back and create a soft crease at the front.
A more modern tapered leg should rest at the top of your shoe.
“It’s easy to have trousers and sleeve lengths tailored. Not everyone will fit the standard lengths available so it’s always best to pick something slightly longer and have it adjusted by a tailor to make it absolutely perfect.”
– Floyd Palmer, Senior Garment Technologist”