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How a Suit Should Fit

By Kirrin Finch
How a Suit Should Fit

When it comes to dressing up authentically for a wedding, formal event, or a job interview, nothing beats our gender-affirming Georgie Suit! We’ve made dressing outside of the binary easy by designing our Georgie suit to give you a lightly structured, no frills, androgynous look. We know wearing our premium, ready to wear suiting isn’t just about throwing on a jacket and pants; it’s about looking polished and professional. Here’s a guide to ensure your Georgie Suit fits you perfectly.

Kirrin Finch Charcoal Blazer Worn on Body with Left Side Open to Show Floral Lining inside of Blazer

Use our Fit and Size Guide

First, take your chest, waist, and hip measurements to compare with our size charts. Take your body measurements using a measuring tape to measure the smallest part of your waist and the fullest part of your hips and chest.

Fit Considerations for The Georgie Blazer

The most important part of making sure the blazer fits is to assess if the shoulders align with the natural width of your shoulders. Ideally, the sleeve should not pull or wrinkle with your arms relaxed by your side.

image showing how the georgie blazer should fit in the shoulders

A blazer is most likely too small if you see dimples at the shoulder resulting in a tighter sleeve. If this happens, we recommend selecting one size up (pictured in image below left)

A blazer is too large for you if you see the shoulders on the blazer go beyond the natural shoulder line. This results in the shoulder pad sagging and creating extra space in the sleeve. If this happens, we recommend one size smaller. (pictured in image below right)

left image shows a sleeve that is too tight on our georgie suit resulting in dimpling at the sleeve. The image on the right shows a shoulder that goes past the shoulder line resulting in a baggy look in the sleeve

Fit Considerations for The Georgie Dress Pants

We designed The Georgie dress pants to sit at your lower waistline slightly above the hip bone. Using our size chart, find the size that fits you the closest at the hips and thighs. Our waistband is designed to be alterable if needed. The hip area should provide enough movement for you to walk and sit comfortably.

The hip area is too tight when visible whisker lines crisscross the pants. We recommend sizing up if that happens. (pictured in image below left)

If the pants are falling off the hips and there is a lot of bunching, the pants are too big, and we’d recommend sizing down or getting them altered for a more tailored look.(pictured in image below right)

the image on the left shows our georgie dress pants too tight. The fabric is tight with criss cross pattern across the fabric showing the fabric pulling. The image on the right shows our georgie dress pants that are too large and bunching up at the crotch area

After assessing the fit of the hips your next goal is having a well-fitting waistband. Ideally your waistband should wrap around the waist without overly compressing the waist to allow any shirts you wear to be tucked in. 

image shows a perfect waistband that sits flush against the body but isn't too tight

On some bodies the waistband may have a small amount of gaping (pictured in image below left) in the back while fitting well throughout the hip and leg. In this case, our reversible belt (pictured in image below right) will help keep the waistband fitted or you can opt to bring the waist in at your local tailor. The special construction at the back waistband allows your local tailor to alter the pants to be looser or tighter. 

left image shows the waistband on georgie dress pants gaping at the back of the waistband vs the image on the right shows the dress pants worn with a belt

 

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