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Mod Guide 3 : Fit v2.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on October 27, 2009

Evan Ng - Suit Fit

The sequel to Mod Guide 2 : Fit v1 continues to emphasize the importance of fit. Guys, the size of your shirt does not define your masculinity. If you wear a large tshirt and it fits, cool. If the shirt is too big on you, chances are, you don’t look as manly as you think you do. Don’t let size get in the way of looking good. Girls, tight is not always the way to go and your tank tops are not meant to be a second skin. Just make sure you know what flatters your body type.. a whole other topic.

Suits are investment pieces. If you have to spend $300+ on a suit, it’s a good idea to make sure it is the right size. Consult an in-store tailor or sales associate before buying your suit. If you were fortunate enough to score a great deal on a suit at sales/no return or exchange venues or events (like the famous/infamous Barneys Warehouse Sale), then definitely ask a sales associate for his/her opinion. If you still have doubts after having bought the suit, take it to your tailor and get his/her opinion on the fit.

I say your tailor because you should have one. A tailor to call your own. As you purchase more investment pieces, frequent visits to the tailor is necessary. Retailers do not produce clothes that will custom fit your body. Their goal is to sell as much as possible, and so most clothes are mass-produced based on a pre-set garment “mold”. Suits, dress shirts, skirts, jeans and pants/slacks should visit the tailor at least once, unless you’re blessed with a perfect sized body.

Bad Fit

This is an example of a bad fit. The extra fabric makes the look messy and unkempt. The sleeves are too long and eventually, the excess material will crease, which is NOT good.

Good Fit

The shirt in this look fits snugly, but it isn’t too tight. The collar is tight, the tie is a good length and width, and the pants sit on the waist and isn’t baggy so that it requires a belt. Your shirt doesn’t need to be this snug. You can ask your tailor to make it a little looser if you prefer it that way. Fashion is about looking good, but it is also about feeling comfortable. You shouldn’t feel like you cant breathe.

Lesson of the day : The tailor is your best friend. Going to a tailor may sound like a hassle (and pricey), but once you start getting compliments on the fit of your clothes, you’ll definitely go back for more!

GQ images.

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  1. Rachel said, on October 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    When going to the tailor, do you have to have specific problems in mind? Or can you just show up, try on the item, and let the tailor do his magic??

  2. nerd said, on December 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    hey i know evan ng!
    he he.

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