Saturday, May 15, 2010

Look like a Million Bucks!

Every suit you wear should fit you as if it was perfectly made for you body structure. This can be done with out spending all of your savings. You can make a $200.00 suit look like it cost thousands.  The key is finding a good Tailor!

7 Tips you need to know before wearing a suit!

1. Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.

2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.

3. The top button of a two-button suit or the middle button of a three-button suit should not fall below your navel.

4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.

5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.

6. Between a quarter and a half inch of shirt cuff should be visible.

7. Your pants should fall one inch of break from your shoes.


  1. What is a good rubric to use when deciding lapel size (i.e. wide/narrow)?

  2. Your Lapel size just depends on your personal preference. I would recommend that if you like a wide lapel on your suit then you should compliment that with a wide tie. If you prefer a narrower Lapel then compliment that with a narrow tie. Below are examples of the three types of Lapels: This may help you as well.

    - Peaked Lapel: The fabric peaks point towards the shoulders. The peak lapel forms a broad "V-shaped" opening on the jacket. A peaked lapel is great for accentuating the shoulder width. This style looks great on a single breasted, two button jacket.

    - Notched Lapel: Out of all the three lapel styles, the Notch lapel is the most popular choice available. It transfers seamlessly between the office and the social occasion. It looks as if a triangular notch has been cut from the fabric

    - Shawl Collar: The shawl collar lapel is a rounded and smooth edge lapel. The lapel rolls back and tapers from the collar until the lapel meets the jacket top button. It is typically found on the Dinner Jacket, but is can be worn during other occasions.