Fit Advice (31)

How to Evaluate Your Casual Pant Fit

Waist Width How It Should Fit An optimal waist measurement should fit snug enough that the pants don’t slide down, but not so tight that they are uncomfortable. Evaluating Waist Width Be sure the waist is … Read

How to Create a Custom Overshirt Size

Overshirts are meant to have a more casual and boxy fit than your business and formal dress shirts have. As such, we recommend you adjust your usual shirt size and save a separate size specifically for … Read

Proper Cloth Casual Pants: Types of Fit

Proper Cloth casual pant (chino, 5-pocket, jean, fatigue) fit options are based on both body type and style preferences. The type of fit you select will affect the room you have in the upper pant, as … Read

How Jacket Sleeve Opening Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Slight taper from elbow to cuff When standing upright with your arms at rest, the jacket sleeves should be slim enough to look fitted at the wrist, or Sleeve Opening Width, but … Read

How Jacket Shoulder Slope Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Resting flat along neck and shoulders A proper Shoulder Slope should match the natural pitch of your shoulders. Whether you have broad, squared, rounded, or sloped shoulders, Proper Cloth offers six Shoulder … Read

How Jacket Bicep Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Close to the biceps, tapering slightly to the cuff When standing upright with your arms at rest, the jacket sleeves should hug your biceps, but not so tight as to cause creasing, … Read

How Jacket Center Back Length Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Covering the seat The perfect jacket Center Back Length should cover your rear and end at the base of your seat for a stylish, universally appropriate look. For a more modern look, … Read

How to Create a Pleated Tailored Trouser Size

Pleated trousers are constructed differently from non-pleated trousers and so they require an entirely new sewing pattern. The pleats are open when the garment measurements are taken, but they are closed when the trousers are cut … Read

The Camp Shirt: History & Fit

The Camp shirt is an easy casual piece that’s made a comeback in recent years. It calls to mind the carefree style of icons like Ernest Hemingway and Sean Connery as James Bond circa Thunderball—men with … Read

How Jacket Midsection Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Gently hugging your torso A well–tailored jacket should lightly hug your midsection and follow the curve of your back in a smooth, uninterrupted drape. There should be no pulling or bunching when … Read

How Jacket Chest Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: The jacket lapels should rest flat against your chest When you button the top button of your jacket, the lapels should rest smoothly and unbent on your chest. There should be no … Read

How Jacket Shoulder Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Slightly past your shoulder bones The shoulders of a jacket should highlight your natural silhouette with smooth, uninterrupted lines and a clean drape throughout the upper chest, upper sleeves, sleeve head, and … Read

How Jacket Sleeve Length Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Above your wrists, never past the heel of your palm The Proper Cloth rule of thumb holds that a jacket sleeve should expose 0.25”- 0.50” of your dress shirt cuff for a … Read

Introducing the Very Tailored Shoulder/Armpit Fit

The Very Tailored Shoulder/Armpit Fit is a new Shoulder/Armpit Fit option that can improve the fit of your shirts. If you’re looking to achieve a slimmer bicep fit (Sleeve Width) without compromising on Chest Width, the … Read

Perfecting Your Straight Hem Shirt Size

We offer three hem shape options for your custom shirt design: the Rounded Hem, Straight Hem, and Polo Hem. The Straight Hem and Polo Hem are great options for casual shirts you intend to wear untucked, … Read

Advanced Tips for the Perfect Trouser Fit

When it comes to the fit of your custom dress pants, the solutions to some common issues are tough to identify. Here’s what our experts say you should keep in mind when you’re modifying the fit … Read

Advanced Tips for Tailored Jacket Fit

When it comes to the fit of your jacket, the solutions to some common issues are tough to identify. Here’s what our experts say you should keep in mind when you’re modifying the fit of your … Read