More so than any other variable, it is the fit of a suit that dictates whether that suit fails or succeeds as a garment. It is also fit that often differentiates a sartorially-minded man from his less knowledgeable peers. One need only take an ill-fitting suit to a skilled tailor and mark the difference between the 'before' and 'after' to realize how an inch or two here or there drastically affects the overall appearance of a suit. Even those who are not conversant in the language of tailoring can look at a man in a well-fitting suit and realize that he has done something 'right,' even if what is 'right' about it is not readily apparent to the untrained eye.
As with most things in the world of fashion, fit can be a very subjective issue rife with differing opinions and rules. At AKLASU, we have our own tried and true guidelines for fit. Even if you should disagree with us on some points, we hope that this guide rings true for you on most accounts and provides you with some valuable sartorial knowledge on the three basic elements of any gentlemanly outfit: the dress shirt, the trousers, and the suit jacket.