How Do You Know If A Suit Is Too Big?

How should a suit fit properly?

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Suit Fits PerfectlyShoulders.

Make sure the shoulder ends…with your shoulders.


Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened.






How do you know if a suit jacket is too small?

The hem of the jacket should hit right around the middle of your hand — at or just past where the fingers meet the palm. If the hem of the jacket is sitting on top of the butt, with a small little flare in the back, it’s too short. If it falls past the bottom entirely, longer than the arms, it’s too long.

Can you tailor a long suit to regular?

Senior Member. You can take off about an inch (depending on the button stance, of course), but I certainly wouldn’t go more than that, as it really throws the cut off. Take it to a really good tailor, though, because it is one of the bigger surgeries one can do to a jacket and minor errors can creep in.

Can big guys wear slim fit suits?

One large mistake that is commonly made by men of all shapes and sizes is the fact that most men aren’t wearing clothes that fit them correctly. And most bigger men think they can’t wear slim fitting clothes – WRONG-O! If you think you need to wear larger trousers with pleats or shirts with extra…

When should you unbutton a suit?

The traditional way to button a two-button jacket is to fasten the top button and leave the lower undone. The top button on these jackets should ALWAYS be buttoned when standing. Unbutton the jacket only when sitting down to avoid creases. Fasten it again as soon as you stand up from your seat.

Can you tailor a suit that is too big?

The first rule of suit alterations is that taking away or reducing the amount of fabric is doable, but you can’t make something bigger, at least not by much. … The rule of thumb is that you can go down two sizes at a maximum, but a suit jacket or blazer only one size too large is a safer option.

Can I get a suit tailored in one day?

Depends what else the tailor has going on but the work itself could be done in a day. If the jacket needs taking in or anything that would be a bit longer but 23 days should be enough. It looks pretty good so I say buy it now and ask a tailor for advice ASAP. I think the suit looks ok but the tailor will know better.

Should I be able to raise my arms in a suit?

True suit makers that are tailored correctly will have high arm holes to allow a full range of motion. You should be able to lift your arms parallel with the floor. Because suits have complicated shoulder joins and padding, you shouldn’t lift your arms any further up than this. It could wrinkle your jacket.

How long does it take to get a suit altered?

We ask one week turnaround time for this work to be completed. More complicated alterations include (but are not limited to) tailoring the shoulders, redoing the lining, or hemming the body of a suit. We generally ask for more time unless it’s time sensitive, in which case we charge a rush fee.

How much should it cost to tailor a suit?

Taking In a Jacket or Vest: $20 to $50 – Jackets with three seams cost more than those with two. Taking in the sleeves costs an additional $20 or so, and adjusting the shoulders costs around $40. Taking In a Sheath Dress: $30 to $50 – Raising the waist on a dress costs around $60. Shortening a Suit Jacket: $30 to $40.

How much cuff should show on a suit?

Most fashion experts agree that 1/4 to 1/2 inch is an appropriate amount of shirt cuffs to show when wearing a suit. It’s not an excessive amount, nor is it too little. Rather, it’s just the right amount to create an attractive appearance.

Can a suit be tailored to slim fit?

The most they can do is make it slimmer by taking it at the waist but, again, if your shoulders and arm holes don’t fit, then there isn’t much a tailor can do unless you drop serious dough.

Should a suit jacket be tight?

The suit jacket is too long or short Your suit jacket should cover about 80% of your butt and crotch. Generally, the bottom edge of a jacket should end between the two knuckles on your thumb. This rule can be pushed a little bit when wearing a casual sport coat because they tend to be a little shorter.

How tight should a suit be?

The lapels shouldn’t be hanging too loosely over your body, nor should the suit jacket be flaring up (too tight). As a general rule of thumb, your flat hands should be able to slip into your suit under your lapels, with your top button or middle button fastened.

Can a suit be made smaller?

A suit jacket’s length can be altered. However, it cannot be made longer – only shorter. It’s a risky alteration because the spacing of the pockets and button holes cannot be changed and if a jacket is shortened too much, you run the risk of compromising the balance of the garment.

Does Men’s Wearhouse do same day alterations?

We offer same-day hemming if you purchase a pair of slacks at any Men’s Wearhouse store. If you need immediate attention, our tailors will hem your pants while you wait. Any other basic alterations can usually be handled within 24 hours of your request.

Are suit pants supposed to be baggy?

Suit pants should fit perfectly around your waist with no need for a belt to hold them up. They should hit around the high hipbone area, or even slightly higher. … If it feels like you’re going to split your pants, they’re way too tight. If you’ve got a bunch of extra fabric around the butt, they’re much too loose.

How do you know if a suit fits?

THE CHEST SPACE Insert your hand into your suit jacket when it’s buttoned up. If you struggle to get your hand in, your jacket is too tight. If your hand fits beneath your suit jacket snugly without excess room, the fit is right.