Five tips for a perfectly fitting suit

HIRMER, the world’s largest men’s fashion house, is valued by customers from all over the world, not least for its most extensive area of ​​expertise, the suit department. Customers can choose their perfect suit from several national and international brands. Regardless of the occasion, whether for festivities or everyday work – HIRMER offers its customers everything a man’s heart desires when it comes to suits. Above all, competent advice plays an important role when buying, because looking good in it only works if the suit fits perfectly. So you should bring enough time with you when looking for the perfect model. 5 points to consider when buying a suit must be observed, we have put together a checklist for you!

1. The Material

There are different fabrics for different occasions and seasons. Pure new wool is the most common material. Virgin wool is the wool “par excellence”, which is mainly used for high-quality suits. The special surface of the natural fiber ensures a very high level of comfort; the fabric has a temperature-regulating effect and is crease-resistant. A suit made of new wool can be worn all year round and is, therefore, a worthwhile purchase for every businessman.

Cotton, linen, or a cotton-linen mix are particularly suitable for hot summer days. Both materials have a cooling effect and are very kind to the skin. Thicker woolen fabrics such as flannel or cord are ideal for the colder season and can be seen as a counterpart to cotton and linen. Thanks to a special weave, the thick fabric with its firm and rustic surface provide appropriate warmth.

2. The Coat

The jacket is the heart of a suit. It is imperative that the torso, the part of the body from chest to hips, fits perfectly. According to the latest fashion trends, jackets are worn a little shorter, but the rule here also applies that both the buttocks and the trousers’ pocket opening must be covered. A simple formula can be used to determine the classic length of a jacket: Measure it from the neck to the floor. Then divide this value by two and subtract two centimeters from it. The following points also contribute significantly to a good fit of a jacket and should therefore not be disregarded:

  • The lapel:

The lapel is the outwardly turned upper front edge of the jacket. Falling lapels are mainly worn in business. The lapel mustn’t bend or stick out at the neck. Together with the collar, it should lie against the body and form a unit. Often, too stiff processing, the wrong size, or an unfavorable cut cause an unsuitable shape.

  • The shoulder:

Even if a lot of things can be changed and adapted to a suit, a suitable shoulder is a basic requirement for a well-fitting suit. This can be seen when the jacket rests on the shoulders and chest. If cross folds form, this is a sure sign of a poor fit. When it comes to shoulder pads, less is often more because the upper silhouette should result in a harmonious, slightly sloping shape with the head and neck.

  • The sleeves:

Basically, you can stick to the following rule for the sleeve length: the cuff should protrude about one centimeter in an upright position with hands dangling downwards. In the case of narrow sleeves, it should also be ensured that the wearer’s mobility is not restricted. Sleeves only fit perfectly in a few cases, but they can easily be shortened or lengthened.

  • The waist:

Even if the word waist is relatively seldom associated with the man, this part of the suit is relevant for a good fit because the jacket should also be tight here. Not only the button, which can be closed properly, is an indication of the right shape. If the back is cut too big and sits too loosely, the jacket should definitely be adjusted. According to a current trend, today’s fashionable man wears the jacket rather close-fitting, ie, a slight pull on the button is allowed.

  • The buttoning:

A mistake that you see repeatedly: Many men wrongly fasten both buttons on the jacket. For both the single-breasted jacket and the double-breasted jacket, only one button should be closed at a time. In jackets with two buttons, the upper one must always be closed; in models with three buttons, the middle one is closed.

3. The pants

Similar to the sleeves, the length of the pants can always be adapted to the wearer. A good fit is primarily important on the hips and thighs, as hardly any changes are possible here. In general, however, it can be said that with classic cuts, the trousers should fall back to the upper edge of the shoe heel while standing.

According to current fashion trends, however, ankle widths are cut narrower, which often means that the trousers cannot even fall to the heel’s top. Then the ideal length of the suit pants ending at mid-height shoe. Tip: In the business sector, care should be taken to ensure that the trousers never completely reveal the shoe when walking so that the socks can be seen.

4. Color and pattern

Suits are kept in subtle colors such as anthracite, brown, dark blue, or black. However, current trend tones are navy and royal blue – the absolute hits in the field of business suits, as long as the industry and the work environment permit. Depending on the season, the fashion-conscious man sometimes wears lighter, sometimes darker suits. In summer, light colors such as beige or light gray are particularly suitable.

Brown and earth tones in general, on the other hand, are popular for the colder seasons of autumn and winter. Black and dark blue are absolute classics that can be worn in both summer and winter. In addition to plain-colored suits, our suit department also offers a wide range of different patterns. Here are the most common patterns for everyday office life: pinstripes, glen check, chalk stripes, peacock eye, Pinpoint, and shadow stripes. Attention: If the suits, ties, and shirts should be kept discreet.

5. The right combination

Once the right suit is found, small but fine details such as shirt, tie, belt, and shoes are still missing for a real business outfit. A distinction is also made with the right accessories depending on the type, occasion, and industry. We recommend a white shirt for a serious business meeting, combined with a tie that is not or only slightly patterned. A cuff can also be worn well for this. In terms of color, gray tones should mainly be used, they are typically in the business sector and are usually combined with black shoes and a black belt. For everyday business, you can fall back on a shirt in a subtle design. 

Please avoid a wild mix of patterns for shirts and ties! Depending on the industry, blue or black suit models are also suitable here. A combination of a brown shoe and a brown belt goes well with blue suits. When it comes to black suits, you should stick to black shoes and belts. If things can be a little more casual, a “button-down shirt” is ideal, which is only worn without a tie. Alternatively, you can combine neat chinos with a jacket to loosen up the look in a fashionable way. If things can be a little more casual, a “button-down shirt” is ideal, which is only worn without a tie. Alternatively, you can combine neat chinos with a jacket to loosen up the look in a fashionable way. If things can be a little more casual, a “button-down shirt” is ideal, which is only worn without a tie. Alternatively, you can combine neat chinos with a jacket to loosen up the look in a fashionable way.

You can stick to these five tips for your next suit purchase – then nothing stands in the way of a perfect appearance with class and style. Whether made to measure or not – there is the perfect suit for every figure and size, every taste and occasion. 

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