The modern suit is a staple for many. From office execs to creatives using it to frame an individual look. Every man has his own styling preferences but all well-constructed tailoring follows universally accepted laws:
- Shoulders: the shoulder padding of the blazer should be aligned with the sides of the arms. When the blazer is buttoned, the lapels should be flat and the padding should stay in place.
- Sleeve length: the sleeves of a well fitted blazer should end at the base of the hand, about 10cm above the end of the thumb. One to two centimetres of shirt should poke out from beneath.
- Blazer length: a classic blazer hem should finish somewhere between the wrist and the thumb’s top knuckle.
- Vents: when standing still, blazer vents should be closed. Open vents mean the blazer’s waist is too tight.
- Trouser length: unless you’re going for the trend of having ankles on show, classic trousers should fall just above the heel.
- Waist: a correct blazer waist size will allow the top button to be fastened without any harsh tucking of the fabric around it. The lapels should sit flat on the chest without gaping.