Omar's Tailors Online - How to wear a perfectly fitted suit


A great suit is an essential part of any business wardrobe. Not only does dressing up make you look nicer, but it has actually been shown to improve your cognition and make you perform better.

Green, grey, black, brown, or even blue, at Omar’s Tailors and Outfitters, we have the perfect men's suit for you - slim fit or regular with a vest or without. We have you covered for all occasions be it a wedding, interview, or presentation. Since 1911, we have over 100 years of experience and a wide range of suits. Take a look at our vast range of men’s suits with international brands like Marco Benetti and Bagozza. Suit up your lifestyle and feel great!!

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If you’re new to suits and don’t know where to begin when it comes to dressing up, these do’s and don’ts are sure to come in handy:

The Fit

The first step to looking great while wearing a suit is to make sure it fits properly. For just about everyone, this means taking your suit to a good tailor. It’s rare for a suit to fit perfectly right off the rack. Luckily at Omar’s customers enjoy a free tailoring service instore to ensure that perfect fit.

Some things to make note of when you take your suit to be tailored include:

Jacket Length

Generally, your jacket length will vary depending on your height. If you are 5’9″ or shorter, your jacket should end just below the hip bones. If you are taller, the jacket should fall just a bit lower.

If you’re worried that your jacket is going to be too short, have the tailor start smaller. It’s easier for them to take a little more length off if necessary.

Shoulder Seams

The shoulder seams should end at the ends of your shoulders. There shouldn’t be any wrinkles or divots in the shoulder area, either — they should lay totally flat. If you have particularly rounded shoulders, you can have some padding inserted to make them look less rounded.

Sleeve Length

If you bend your wrists so your palms face the ground, you jacket sleeves should end about 1/4 of an inch from the top of your hands. This allows just a bit of your shirt sleeve to show through.

Jacket Body

The body should hug your torso lightly, but there shouldn’t be any constriction or tightness. It also shouldn’t pull at the button — this is a sign that it’s too tight. Remember, it’s better for the jacket to be slightly too big (emphasis on the word slightly) than to be too small.


The collar of the jacket should rest against your shirt collar. There shouldn’t be any gaps — otherwise, it’s too loose. Any bunching under the back of the collar is a sign that the jacket is too tight.

Button Stance

The top button should sit just above the navel. There shouldn’t be more than an inch of space, and it should never fall below.

Pants Waist

The pants should fit perfectly around the waist with no need for a belt. They should hit right around the high part of the hipbone, or perhaps a little higher.


A suit that fits properly is a great first step, but you also need to know how to style it well. These tips will help you avoid any faux pas that could accidentally make your look a little less polished.

  • Always keep the last button of your jacket open
  • If you’re wearing a vest, keep its bottom button open as well
  • Unfasten all buttons when you sit down — otherwise, you’ll look and feel very uncomfortable
  • Keep the top button on your shirt fastened
  • Never pair an athletic watch with a suit
  • Keep accessories to a minimum — let your suit be the star attraction of your outfit
  • Don’t wear a belt and suspenders
  •  Make sure the tip of your tie hits just at or above your belt buckle.

  • Wear a tie that contrasts with the colour of your suit — light suit, dark tie, and vice versa


  • Make sure your shoes complement your suit colour - too much contrast can be distracting
  • Make sure your socks fully cover your ankles — and avoid white socks with  with dress shoes           
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If you’re ready to put these do’s and don’ts of wearing a suit into practice, let Omar’s Tailors and Outfitters help! Shop online at

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