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The Perfect Fit:
Jackets

Perfect Jackets
Perfect Jackets

Our latest guide explores four key fit points to help you nail a perfectly tailored jacket everytime.

The Collar & Back

Smooth drape

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Correct fit

A correct fit will have the jacket collar resting naturally against the shirt collar, with neither significant pressure nor gaps between the layers.

Too tight

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Too tight

It will lay unconfortable against the neck while creating tension along the upper back.

Too loose

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What to avoid

Too tight or too loose a fit will result in a messy and creased look around the neck and between the shoulders.

Too loose

There will be wide spacing between collars and excessive, bulging fabric in the back.

The Shoulders

No overhang

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The jacket’s shoulder should rest snugly along your shoulder's natural form with no overhang. If it fits well here, you’ll know the jacket is the correct base size.

Too tight

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A fit that’s too tight around the shoulder will stretch the fabric, create creasing & restrict movement.

Too loose

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What to avoid

A fit that’s too tight around the shoulder will stretch the fabric, create creasing & restrict movement. Too loose, and you'll get excessive fabric & a shoulder seam falling below the shoulder.

Too loose

Too loose a fit, and you'll get excessive fabric & a shoulder seam falling below the shoulder.

The Waist

Correct form

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Correct fit

To avoid a boxy, misshapen look, the jacket should taper in just slightly at the waist. This will help to create a clean, defined silhouette.

Too tight

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Too tight

If it’s feeling too tight, consider sizing up before bringing it to our in-store tailors.

Too loose

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What to avoid

A wrong fit will lose definition. Too loose a fit can be easily altered in-store. If it’s feeling too tight, consider sizing up before bringing it to our in-store tailors.

Too loose

A wrong fit will lose definition. Too loose a fit can be easily altered in-store.

Jacket Length

Correct length

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Correct fit

Whatever your preferred style, the golden rule of length still applies when it comes to a proper, balanced fit: your jacket’s hem should only just cover your bottom.

Too short

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Too short

If the hem of the jacket is sitting above your rear, it’s far too short.

Too long

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What to avoid

If the hem of the jacket is sitting above your rear, it’s far too short. If it falls significantly past your bottom entirely, it will look oversized and baggy.

Too long

If it falls significantly past your bottom entirely, it will look oversized and baggy.

The Sleeve Length

Perfect length

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Correct fit

Your jacket sleeves should reach just slightly above where your thumb bone meets your wrist, leaving half an inch (1.5cm) of your shirt sleeve visible for a proper aesthetic.

Too short

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Too short

When too much of the shirt is visible, your jacket sleeve should be altered to the proper length.

Too long

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What to avoid

When too much or none of the shirt is visible at all, your jacket sleeve should be altered to the ideal length.

Too long

When none of the shirt is visible at all, consider a smaller jacket size before making alterations.