Notch lapels point the eye inward, balancing out the symmetry between the shoulders and hips. Peak lapels draw the eye away from the body, so if you want to look more broad-shouldered they are a great option.
The lapel itself should be between 7 and 9cms wide depending on the breadth of your shoulders. 7cms looks slightly more modern and 8 or 9cms is a more classic look. This will vary depending on your shoulder width, but we will us our discretion to ensure it’s correct for your dimensions.
Slanted pockets are more slimming, as the angles compliment the ‘fitted’ look of the jacket.
Ticket pockets are entirely down to your discretion but are more appropriate if you are aiming for a “City” look. If you’re opting for a simple suit it adds some lovely asymmetry. It is also worth noting that if you want to look tall and slim then the ticket pocket interrupts the curve of a suit and reduces its slimming effect.
A well-fitted suit should have double vents. They allow the jacket to come in at the waist without affecting the drape.
Keep it simple – the trousers should be cut for comfort and elegance – not for making a statement. They should be flat fronted (or with pleats if you desire more room).
Belts are an unnecessary and unflattering accessory to a good suit: unnecessary because the trousers should fit- unflattering because they cut the suit in half and make you look smaller.
Side adjusters provide far more ‘food fluctuation’… and look the business!
Avoid turn-ups unless you are making a statement, or if you have disproportionately long legs – as they make your legs appear shorter.
Waistcoats transform a regular two piece suit into something truly special. They are smart, flattering and set you apart as someone who takes care of their appearance.