Despite our concern for the “weekend” wardrobe, we should not forget that our husbands spend most of their lives at work and choosing an office suit for them is a very responsible matter.
Despite our concern for the “weekend” wardrobe, we should not forget that our husbands spend most of their lives at work and choosing an office suit for them is a very responsible matter
Choosing a suit should start with trying on a jacket. It is necessary to measure three parameters: chest circumference, height and waist circumference in centimeters. The main attention should be paid to the shoulder girdle and collar.
A good jacket should fit like a glove, neither too tight nor too loose. Even if you stretch your arms forward, your jacket should not wrinkle either vertically or horizontally and fasten with all buttons. To determine the length of the jacket, you need to lower your hands and grab the floors: if you can do this, then your jacket is the perfect length.
In order to determine what length of trousers you need, you need to take a step forward and freeze. If in this position the socks peek out from under the trousers, then these trousers are definitely short. But do not overdo it with the solution of this problem: too long trousers that gather into an accordion will also not decorate anyone and will look very sloppy. Ideally, the bottom edge of the leg at the back should reach the heel, and in front it should cover the top edge of the boots with a mandatory kink above them. If the trousers have lapels, then their width should not exceed 3-4 cm. Such trousers are usually a little shorter, and their lower edge is parallel to the floor, while classic trousers without lapels are sewn 1-1.5 centimeters longer from the side of the heel, therefore the bottom edge is cut with a bevel. Do not forget that when you sit down, the legs rise, and it is completely unacceptable for a bare leg to be visible in addition to socks, so buy only elongated socks or stockings under the suit.
1. COLLAR. Even knowing exactly the size of your collar, do not forget to add 1-1.5 cm to it for the gap between the neck and the shirt. Since the choice of collar styles is now almost unlimited, use common sense and our recommendations: if you have a round, wide face, it is best to opt for a shirt with a pointed turn-down collar.
If the face is too elongated, it will be visually hidden by a rounded collar or with widely spaced corners. If you managed to choose the whole suit correctly, then the collar of the shirt should peek out from under the collar of the jacket, respectively, by 1.5-2 cm.
2. SLEEVES. To determine the length of the sleeve, you need to know the rule: the cuffs must reach the outer bone of the wrist. There's an easy way to make sure you get the right shirt: make a few rotations with the brush - you should not touch the leather on the sleeve of the jacket.
Choosing the right material for a suit is of paramount importance.
Fabric information can be found on the label sewn to the inside pocket of the lining of your jacket or trousers. If these labels bear the Pure wool or Woolmark mark, this means that you have the highest quality woolen fabric. Instead of them, there may be a registered brand of the manufacturer's company, if it is a large textile factory. There are now lightweight wool fabrics labeled Super 100, Super 120 or Super 150.