The Perfect Fit

Know The Rules Before Breaking Them: The Classic Suit, The Rules To Follow, & The Rules To Break

February 20, 2014

Once you have a good grasp of how things are traditionally fit and styled, you can then start to deviate a little, depending on your own personal style. Best of all, you’ll be doing this in an educated way (since you know what’s right and wrong, what’s acceptable and unacceptable).

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Sport Coat Shopping? Five fit mistakes that make you look like an amateur

April 30, 2013
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If you’ve been following EG for a while now, there’s a good chance you’ve acquired your first suit or sport coat, or are on the hunt for your first one.

It’s important you school yourself on the finer details, especially if you’ve taken a liking to wearing sport coats more regularly. I always stress the importance of fit, and nowhere is poor fit more obvious than in suit jackets and sport coats.

In this article, we’ll cover a few lesser-known indications of poor fit. Hopefully the next time you’re out shopping for a suit, you can recognize these problems in the mirror and either swap for a different size, or shop at a different store, if necessary.

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The Perfect Fit: Ties

February 21, 2013
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There’s a good chance, at some point in your life, you’ll have to wear one. Even if you’re that guy who hates wearing them.

In this situation, it could go one of two ways.

You’ve either read this article and did your research, which resulted in you looking fully-prepared and dapper to the extreme… or you look like you swiped a tie off the bum down the street and haphazardly knotted it around your neck.

Even if you don’t wear ties every day, let’s make sure you know what you’re doing, on those rare occasions you must wear one.

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The Perfect Fit: All about your pants

November 7, 2012
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How about we chat a bit about how your pants should fit? I’m talking about your denim and chinos. Your casual pants. Those things you wear that aren’t part of a suit and aren’t shorts. You get what I’m sayin.

Let’s assume you’re not a rapper from 1996, an uber-trendy indie emo hipster scene kid from the Lower East Side, an acid-washed denim connoisseur, or a proponent of always wearing black on black on black.

Okay, let’s go.

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The Perfect Fit: Dress and Sport Shirts

October 12, 2012
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We harp on the importance of fit all the time here at EG… but what exactly constitutes a great fit? I’ll attempt to explain this in a series of articles. Let’s call them “The Perfect Fit”. How appropriate!

For the first installment of this impromptu series, let’s start off simple.

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