How far should suit sleeves go?
Similarly one may ask, where should suit sleeves fall?
Answer: Your suit jacket/blazer sleeve should end right above the top of your wrist bone (or the hinge of your wrist). However, in order to show the proper amount of dress shirt cuff based on the correct suit jacket sleeve length, your shirt sleeve length must obviously fit correctly.
Also Know, how much of your shirt cuff should show? To recap: Suit sleeves should fit so that they are, on average, four inches from the tip of the thumb. If you only wear French cuff shirts then going a little shorter, four and a half inches, is acceptable. Button or barrel cuffs should show a quarter to half an inch out from the bottom of suit sleeves.
In this regard, should you be able to lift your arms in a suit?
Even a bespoke suit does not give you endless reaching power. You have a suit jacket that is made to your dimensions, made to sit flat across your shoulders and the neck of the jacket is tight without a collar gap. Raising your arms over your head is going to make even the best bespoke jacket rise up if it is buttoned.
How do you fix a long sleeve on a suit?
There's a quick and simple fix called “The Rubberband Trick”
- Grab 2 rubberbands.
- Remove your jacket, if it's on.
- Tug your shirt sleeves up until your cuffs hit your wrist (this is the appropriate sleeve length).
- Repeat for the other arm.
- Throw on your jacket, adjust as needed and you're ready to go!