How far should a suit jacket come down?
Accordingly, how far should a suit jacket go down?
The hem of the jacket should hit right around the middle of your hand — at or just past where the fingers meet the palm. If the hem of the jacket is sitting on top of the butt, with a small little flare in the back, it's too short. If it falls past the bottom entirely, longer than the arms, it's too long.
Similarly, how long should a suit last? Given these assumptions, an average suit should last around 250–400 washes (dry-cleaning only).
Also asked, how do you know if a suit fits?
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SUIT FITS
- THE CHEST SPACE. Insert your hand into your suit jacket when it's buttoned up.
- THE SLEEVE LENGTH. To make sure that you've got the ideal sleeve length, place your arms by your sides.
- THE TROUSER BREAK. For a failsafe fit, your suit's trousers should have only one break at the hem of the trouser.
Are suit jackets getting shorter?
Suit jackets are shorter than they were a decade ago, but you don't want your entire ass showing, either. If you hang your arms loose at your sides, your fingers should be able to easily cup the bottom hem of your suit jacket. Any shorter and you'll look like a doll.