Find The Right FitMen's Suit & Sport Coat Fit Guide
There are two essential components when it comes to buying a suit: fit and size. Fit is the overall shape of that particular suit. Size is the number inside your jacket.
Find Your Size
Suit and sport coat sizes have one number and one descriptive word (for example, 38 short, 40 regular, 42 long). The number refers to your chest measurement, and the descriptive word refers to the length of the jacket.
Check your own measurements and look for additional size information on the product page to determine which size you should purchase.
We offer alteration services in store for items purchased both in and outside our store.
With arms at your sides, have someone measure around the broadest part of your shoulders and upper arms.
With arms at your sides, measure around your upper body, under your armpits and over the fullest part of your chest and shoulder blades.
Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waist. Measure at this point, keeping the tape comfortably loose around your waist.
3 Areas of Interest
Type of Garment
Style of Fitment
A “classic” fit will be more generous in size overall.
A “slim” fit is going to mean that it will contour your body closely.
A “slim” fit offers the best of both worlds: a slight contoured cut that will neither feel baggy nor constrict your movement.
Many men struggle finding their suit size. While there are a multitude of variables that go into finding the perfect fit, doing so is easily achievable simply with a tape measure and someone who knows how to use it. From there just good old trial and error will set you on the right path. Trying on suits is a great way to get an estimate of your sizes. Try on as many jackets and pants as you need until you find the right fit
Men’s Suit & Sport Coat Size Conversions
European Chest Sizing 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66
U.S.A. Chest Sizing 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
- If your over-arm measurement is more than 7″ larger than your chest measurement, choose a suit one size larger than your chest.
- Suits have what is called a “drop,” which is the difference between the size of the jacket and the size of the pants. Classic & Modern fit suits typically have a 6″ drop, meaning that a size 38R jacket is paired with size 32 pants. Slim-fit and extra-slim-fit suits typically have a 6″ to 7″ drop.
- Suit makers usually leave enough extra fabric at the seams to allow pants to be let out by 1″ to 2″. Pants can always be taken in.
- Here’s a great guide on how to find the right suit