But it is still possible for those with more unique measurements to look the business in a ready-to wear suit. The secret to the made-to-measure look comes down to a few key adjustments, so make the most of the alteration service offered by retailers or find a tailor.
How to pull it off:
1. Your local dry-cleaner will do basic alterations or ask colleagues/local retailers to recommend a local tailor.
2. Baggy sleeves can (and should) be narrowed.
3. Take in (around £18) and shorten trouser legs to get a slim fit (£16) and allow the hem to sit on the top of shoe with no break in the trousers.
4. Upgrade the buttons.
5. Shorten the sleeves so they sit at the break of your wrist.
6. If the jacket is boxy, and hangs straight at your sides, have it taken in to gently define the waist.
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