If this is your first time buy or it’s been a while since you’ve been fitted, it’s just as simple to measure yourself at home if you don’t have time to head to a store or tailor. Knowing where to start and what you’re looking for can be difficult, so follow our rules below and find your perfect fit.“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 to make it absolutely perfect.”
Suit shoulders should hug your own and appear neat, there should be no excess material or fabric that looks strained. Pull your arms forward and around you - if the seam feels tight and uncomfortable, opt for a larger size or a different fit.
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 – you want some give but not too much, any wider and you'll need a smaller size.
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.“Remember 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 one of these will be your best option.”
The rise of suit trousers (i.e. 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.