Dress Like A Boss

Dress Like A Boss

The sight of an impeccable jacket can turn heads, get you that job and pave the way for a confident experience. Dress like a boss with the jacket guide to looking suave like Leo.

By Mark Ferguson | 17th April 2014

No matter what type of jacket you are in search of, one of the most important details to pay attention to is its fit. Even the most expensive suits will look less than satisfactory when your individual body shape and quirks aren’t taken into account. In this article, we’ll give you some pointers on making sure your next jacket fits perfectly.

When considering a jacket’s fit, it makes the most sense to start from the top and work your way down. The area most commonly overlooked is the collar. When standing naturally, you’ll want to make sure there’s no bunching in the back of the collar. Then work your way down to the shoulders. At this point, make certain there is enough width to allow the shoulder fabric to fall straight down to the sleeve while leaving room for a break just under the arm holes. There should also be enough slack to keep lapels from gapping apart.

If you are in search of, one of the most important details to pay attention to is its fit. Even the most expensive suits will look less than satisfactory when your individual body shape and quirks aren’t taken into account. In this article, we’ll give you some pointers on making sure your next jacket fits perfectly.

 

A diagram showing if the jacket is the wrong size

Get the perfect fit Jacket by making sure there is no X across the front or bunching in the back.

When considering a jacket’s fit, it makes the most sense to start from the top and work your way down. The area most commonly overlooked is the collar. When standing naturally, you’ll want to make sure there’s no bunching in the back of the collar. Then work your way down to the shoulders. At this point, make certain there is enough width to allow the shoulder fabric to fall straight down to the sleeve while leaving room for a break just under the arm holes. There should also be enough slack to keep lapels from gapping apart.

The fit at the first button or waist button should taper slightly inward. You’ll know that it’s too tight if lines form at the small of the back or if creases appear in the shape of an “X” near either side of the fastened button. The suit’s back vents should run perpendicular to the floor.

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Article by Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson is the director of men's bespoke tailoring business Wil Valor, dressing the likes of Paul Stanley (KISS) and Jesse Williams (NFL). Prior to starting the business in 2005, Mark was a professional basketball player with the Townsville McDonald Crocodiles after playing college basketball in Kansas USA.

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