No idea what your perfect suit fit is? Don’t know your lapel from your elbow? Let Topman take care of your sartorial questions with its suit fitting guide. From discussing your body shape to best establish whether you’re skinny fit, slim fit or heritage fit to teaching you how to fold a pocket square and accessorise a suit, we cover everything necessary to turn you into a proper gentleman.
Now then, let’s find you a suit that fits properly. Shall we?
Determine your perfect Topman suit fit by answering our questions starting below or browse all Topman suits by clicking here.
A tie pin’s purpose is to stop the tie itself from blowing around everywhere on those windy days. The one rule: never wear a tie pin that’s bigger than your tie.
A good leather briefcase separates the boys from the men; it gives off the idea that you’re going somewhere important – even if you just are off for a latte.
CUFF & WATCHES
You don’t have to, but try and show a bit of shirt cuff; it looks smart and gives you the opportunity to show off a nice watch. Your sleeves should never go past the point where the base of your thumb meets your wrist, as you’ll look like a kid wearing an adult’s jacket. Take it to a tailor if it is, it’s less than you think to get a suit properly fitted…
PANTS & SHOES
Pants shouldn’t trail on the floor, they should touch the shoes but with only an inch of cloth to spare.
Lapel pins are great for adding a bit more definition to a plain suit, but avoid one if you’re already wearing a tie pin and pocket square as it can come off as a bit much.
Start off with your pocket square laid out flat.
Fold the pocket square in half bringing the corners together.
Fold one corner to the other to make a triangle.
Then fold the corners inwards. Neatly tucked inside the the opposite corner.
Your pocket square is ready to be placed! Some pockets vary in size, so adjust the length of your pocket square accordingly to fit by gently pulling or pushing together.