How to Choose the Right Size Suit Jacket

To choose a jacket, the criterion of size is important: it is therefore the one we will see first.

Shoulder Width

This is the major measure: if you’re wrong, then make edits to be really expensive. Do fittings store and take steps of a jacket that fits you perfectly shoulders, that’s the key.

How to know if the shoulders are well chosen? The shoulders must be aligned with the bone which bridges the gap before the arm, the acromion. Check that the small bump of bone is well under the sewing: the connection of the sleeve to the trunk should fall right on the natural break your shoulder.
Shoulder width is the first criterion to consider.

Avoid jackets with shoulders wider or padded: even if it was men’s style in the 1990s, you will not have the beefier air. Conversely, you will be cramped and uncomfortable taking too small.

The Neck

It arises on the neck or on a shirt, in leaving about 2 cm of the shirt collar appear.

But avoid empty space in the neck, or a jacket collar that completely covers the collar of the shirt. The jacket is in this case badly cut or too big and touch-ups are complex and expensive.

The position of the collar on the shirt is also important. 

Sleeve Length

Made a point of shirt sleeves, leaving more than 1 cm. Beware that they fit your arm, they should be neither too large nor too tight.

The shirt should extend beyond the sleeve of the jacket. 

The Overall Length of the Jacket

It depends on the context: a formal jacket happen deep in the fingers when arms are extended along the body. While a more casual jacket will be shorter and will go as far to the hips but not beyond to avoid too feminine silhouette.

Depending on the length of the jacket will give you a different look to your outfit. 


The error is usually choose a suit too. And a suit too small will result in wrinkles and too feminine silhouette or packed.
The middle ground? A slight tension into the flank when the first button of the jacket is closed. You will normally be able to pass a fist between it and your torso.
This concept is difficult to estimate for an online purchase. Lean on your steps and make sure that there are between 5 and 10 cm away from your chest (this is double the armpit to armpit measurement) and measuring the jacket.

Too fitted jacket will give you a narrow look.

Once we are sure of the size, we must question the appearance of the jacket: color, buttons and lapels.

The Colour

The jacket is a mainstay of your wardrobe: you wear often. It is thus preferable to choose an “easy color” as gray or navy blue.
If these colors are ideal for the winter, it does not limit you and opt for a light linen jacket in pastel shades for summer.

In summer you can wear light colors more easily. 


For a formal jacket to wear to the office, for example, take buttons that do not clash too much with the color of the jacket. Do not choose a black plastic provided “cheap” and sad to die but pearl or cotton. Do not hesitate to go to a tailor to make them change: elegance is often hides in such details.

You can bring a touch of originality to your jacket by changing the buttons. 

For casual jackets, innovate with materials such as wood or coconut, or brass and metal.
Look for the crude and authentic side with natural materials like wood and precious and elegant side with brass buttons or metal.


Their goal ? Sublimate your chest with the magic of geometry. Choose long denim jackets advised by Elaineqho. The ideal is to make them happen about 10 centimeters above the navel (the benchmark is the first button of the jacket).

The width of lapels and shape vary from one jacket to another. 

In a formal setting, choose setback with a width proportional to your shoulders, the neck width of the shirt and tie.
In a more casual environment, you can play on the offset and opt for huge setback if you are lean and vice versa.

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