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How fitted should a suit jacket be?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, this is my first post. I am thinking about going to a tailor to get some of my suit jackets tailored so they are more fitted around the waist, for a more european style look. My body is pretty slim so I thought this would look better for me. In any case, I am wondering how tight the suit jacket should be? Does it need to look flat in the front or can it have breaks? Thanks.
post #2 of 20
it should feel natural and comfortable. Dont get it taken in to much to be en vogue, but make it slim enough to where it looks like it fits.
post #3 of 20
If you button the jacket and you see horizontal creases spread from the button, you've gone too far.
post #4 of 20
It should feel like a warm hug... but not too tight of a hug myke
post #5 of 20
The trend these days seem to encourage an mild "x" when fully buttoned up. In my book, you would be better off with a flatter fit and a natural look at least where professional business settings are concerned. You can have the sides tapered in the waist if you are of athletic build. Concentrate instead on having the shoulders fit properly, attaining the right overall length and preventing the chest piece bulging awkwardly because of an ultra tight fit.
post #6 of 20
I say to me tailor when I can´t breath, the jacket is ok. Only 2 fingers can go in on the chest.

I´m european of course. And those X are not bad at all...
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Corniche View Post
I say to me tailor when I can´t breath, the jacket is ok. Only 2 fingers can go in on the chest.

I´m european of course. And those X are not bad at all...

If only my American tailors were European, so many arguments would not have to take place....

*sigh*
post #8 of 20
Tightness is not acceptable. Remember, waist suppression is possible without even a hint of tightness:
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post
Tightness is not acceptable. Remember, waist suppression is possible without even a hint of tightness:

+1
post #10 of 20
i heard a good rule is that if u can fit no more than a fist worth, then it's about right.
post #11 of 20
My rule is that you should be able to wear a medium weight sweater under the jacket and still not feel constricted.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corniche View Post
I say to me tailor when I can´t breath, the jacket is ok. Only 2 fingers can go in on the chest.

I´m european of course. And those X are not bad at all...

this sounds good to me. i have been told that it should look flat but have seen many instances where slight creases occur.

thanks all.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by wetnose View Post
If you button the jacket and you see horizontal creases spread from the button, you've gone too far.

I personally go for exactly that, if there's no creases at the button, there's still room for improvement...but that's just me.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by superfans124 View Post
I personally go for exactly that, if there's no creases at the button, there's still room for improvement...but that's just me.

Thats some Thom Browne ish right there.
post #15 of 20
I don't like a clinging, pulling look, i like my suit jacket to drape my body... yet fitted and tailored to be contoured with my body at the standing position. I like my jackets to wear/fall on my body unrestricted, i wanna look like i'm wearing the jacket, not like the jacket is wearing me.

Look at Vincent Kartheiser in the photo... http://blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleri...mpbell-ep3.php

http://blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleri...e-pete-ep9.php


Jon Hamm...
http://www.tv.com/mad-men/show/74140...01&tag=;viewer


http://www.tv.com/mad-men/show/74140...01&tag=;viewer
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