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Men's Style Advice: Suit Jacket Fit

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http://www.iamalpham.com Men's Style, Grooming and Fitness Modern Tailor Discount Link: http://www.mtmt.us/ihg65tie Enter Code: ALPHAM10 for 10%OFF Order! http://www.aaronmarino.com In this video male style and fashion expert Aaron Marino talks about how to buy a suit or sport jacket. Aaron shows the proper fit and how to tell if it is the right size. Aaron is a male style guru and fashion expert that helps men look their best. He does this through wardrobe, grooming, clothes, style and the male makeover.
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hussein aliraqi (2 months ago)
2018 ?
Irving Lopez (3 months ago)
Wow... old school. Throw back here.... you’ve come a long way my man.
Thomas Menjivar (6 months ago)
I am from the future.
Rich Luna (13 days ago)
I am from the past.
Mendez USPlabs (6 months ago)
Men you have improve so much! But also you keep the same great enthusiast! AlphaM fan 4 life!
Spd61 Tips (6 months ago)
Lmao 2009 video
eftekhar nafi (9 months ago)
its 2018 and I'm watching 😒
fountain of tears (1 year ago)
Love these early video's...
Paul (1 year ago)
Alpha, In other videos (particularly your newer ones), you wear slightly shorter suits -- by about 1 inch or so. Is that intentional? Have I missed a video updating the deviation from this rule? Most people nowadays say the suit should fall to about the upper thumb knuckle (shorter), and that falling to the bottom of the thumb is too far. In fact, if you Google the question, it's very tough to find a guide that advises on bottom-of-the-thumb length. Myself, I think men nowadays want something shorter because of James Bond & other celebrities: Thin, sleek, modern look. But... take a look at many of the more classy politicians, or a commanding (but fit) business person, and you'll see a more commanding, timeless look (classic length as mentioned in this video). I can't find much reading, guides, or info on this really.
Mellowplays Records (1 year ago)
make an updatevideo on this
DARA MUSIC (2 years ago)
nice jacket aaron big like
jeffsor47 (2 years ago)
As a style consultant you might consider losing the earrings as it detracts from the air of sophistication you're trying to convey.
Rich Luna (13 days ago)
Leave the guy aloneee
jeffsor47 (2 years ago)
similar age
Walter Sickinger (2 years ago)
How old are you? My style icons are Michael Caine in "Afie" and "The Italian Job",Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" and Cary Grant in "North by Northwest" so you can guess my age. I still have my suits made by a 74 year old Italian tailor who began his apprenticeship at age 14. My suits fit.
jeffsor47 (2 years ago)
Hair style is fine, just the earrings gotta go.
Walter Sickinger (2 years ago)
Perhaps also a new hair style. Not everybody wants to look like a 20 something man-child.
Mike l (2 years ago)
Who's watching in 1492?
Mike l (1 year ago)
Dang
SuperGenfrix (1 year ago)
No one.
Jason-Michael F. (2 years ago)
This is probably the most informative, helpful video I have seen from the oldest videos of 2009 so far!
Mike Sabella (2 years ago)
youngin
Rezwan Sadat (2 years ago)
Thanks aaron
andythechino (2 years ago)
hey Aaron, been subscribed for a while. got a silly question. where should I shop for sport coat?
andythechino (2 years ago)
+Oliver Brooksfield thanks! will check it out
Rafael Haro (2 years ago)
+andythechino suitsupply!
andythechino (2 years ago)
or suit
M. I. (2 years ago)
Hey Aaron. Thx for all the great info.
Dylan De Rechter (2 years ago)
this is the 6th video and honestly he knows his shit. And he talks enthousiastic about it!
GuyThatUhate1 (3 years ago)
One of my arms is longer too and I have freakishly long arms. They always tell me I need a long but then I would have to pay a fortune tailoring the body of the suit like you said. Good advice
Dwayne Lowe (3 years ago)
What if the local dry cleaning / alterations customize company that are supposed to be pros. In your area ? Size you by using safety pins . And you think to yourself is this right ? Is this how you size for your jacket to fit ? and they get it wrong... way the hell wrong. And you had 4 other jackets brought to them for customized work. All cut too short then what ? $157.30 later. What the hell do I do now. They're saying that it's my fault, I told them I wanted the jackets this way... also ends of the sleeves looked like they had been on a roller-coaster ride . And threads sticking out everywhere. You just had to see this mess. What a horrible first time experience with getting my jackets or anything hemmed cust. Fit whatever you call it . They were great jackets too. Help me out here what can I do ?
UrbanDanger ! (1 year ago)
Dwayne Lowe sue them.
Keyser Söze (3 years ago)
pluck out those douchy ear studs and go shave before making a video about men's style, son.
Keyser Söze (1 year ago)
diamond ear studs were douchy 2009 and still is
Ja Ja (1 year ago)
Keyser Söze u do realize this video is older than u ?
oceantrolls73 (2 years ago)
+Keyzer söze Absolutely spot on! Sir.
Chris Davies (3 years ago)
Ha ha. Exactly what I thought.
wncranejr (4 years ago)
Good information.
calvin0416ny (4 years ago)
Are Zara sportscoat/blazer worth getting?
Rich Luna (13 days ago)
Maybe for a temporary jacket. Maybe if you need something quick. Maybe if you have a whole bunch of better quality jackets. Never if you’re serious.
UrbanDanger ! (1 year ago)
calvin0416ny no they aren't. Generally way too tight. Artificial materials (you should aim for purely natural materials). Stay away at all costs.
UrbanDanger ! (1 year ago)
calvin0416ny no they aren't. Generally way too tight. Artificial materials (you should aim for purely natural materials). Stay away at all costs.
ArbitraryLifestyle (3 years ago)
I'd ask over at StyleForum.net, see what those guys have to say.
jammmerwind (4 years ago)
Did you break your arm as a kid? That could effect how long one grew.
Eric Castillo (4 years ago)
Did he talk about the shoulders? I think he forgot that part, which is also one of the most important ones.
UrbanDanger ! (1 year ago)
Eric Castillo armholes?
sjr341 (4 years ago)
Answered some life long questions!!
Nathan Cannon (4 years ago)
How do you get a variety in sport jackets cause only way I can think of is change in undershirts
TheSololobo (4 years ago)
Blazers length that fit in the crease of your fingers look a bit long and outdated imo. Alot of italian men nowadays have their jackets shortened by about an inch and as usual they look great.
Rich Luna (2 years ago)
TheSololobo Good point! I never really thought about that. Jacket lengths are getting a little shorter these days and I think it's becoming more fashion-forward such as Aaron always recommends.
KurtSirena Wuerfele (4 years ago)
Really great, quick, and well-done video. Helps like this make life so much easier! Keep up the good work!
Shaung1231 (4 years ago)
he has a good video on shaving.
MikeysFitness (4 years ago)
That's a very rude to say. It's none of your business to tell him he needs to shave. Men are suppose to have beards, it's what makes us look manly.
Cat Mack (4 years ago)
This guy needs a shave.
DrFluffyPanda (5 years ago)
And I haven't taken off the tag yet. Should I go back and return it? Or should i just get it re-tailored?
DrFluffyPanda (5 years ago)
Hey Aaron, Thank you so much for this video! I just bought a jacket and thanks to this video i find out that it's a little bit wide around my waist area. So where can i get it fixed? Head to a nearby tailor or dry cleaner?
Abdul Waziry (5 years ago)
You rock man ;)
Vishhal Malhotra (5 years ago)
This was sweet , simple & short :-) I liked it and learned :-) Thank you very much :-)
Kashyap Patel (5 years ago)
Awesome
Nick Vernon (5 years ago)
I believe one sleeve is always cut slightly shorter than the other sleeve... i've heard from a tailor
Brian Medina (5 years ago)
Hey thanks man, this was really helpful!
ReverseCycoIogy (5 years ago)
Thanks for the vids brah. Wish I could get your clothes, it'll fit me ha.
Ameen Ahmed (5 years ago)
Wait, you're 5'6"?? Wow. I feel better about my height now.
LaserBeamerZ (5 years ago)
lololol doofus
DannX4484 (5 years ago)
Aaron I think your blazer till mid-fingers length rule is outdated. I went to check a new suit I got after watching this and found the ends were about two inches below the sleeves (very short according to your rule as it reaches my thumb knuckle). But then I checked the latest suits that are being worn by athletic figures and found the same correspondence
strungout25 (5 years ago)
Just what I needed thanks!!!
Peter Hans (5 years ago)
The tie looks sexy! :)
Peter Hans (5 years ago)
the tie looks very cool!
Carlos Escobar (5 years ago)
Don't like the tie
killumashotti (5 years ago)
well I have a hard time finding long sleeve shirts, it either fits my chest right, and too short on my arms, or its to loose and i have perfect lenght
Jabez Ledres (5 years ago)
great video! do you have any tips for quickly finding a fit for the shoulders?
angrysquirrel11 (5 years ago)
Another awesome video from you on proper jacket selection. I bought a suit from Georges Clothing in Manchester NH. Brought it back twice to have it tailored and it's still a total mess. Nowhere near the criteria you just demonstrated. Now that I watched your video I know what to look for. Thanks!
Michael Reimer (5 years ago)
You forgot the shoulders. The most important thing. And regarding the length if you want to look taller, use a shorter coat... So the hand-way to figure it out isnt working anymore. Go for your pants and see that it barely covers your bum.
69pointdexter (5 years ago)
excellent video thanks ready for a suit for a weeding
Gabrielle Raúl (6 years ago)
very helpful... thanks...! <3
killumashotti (6 years ago)
Im 5'6 too but my arms are the lenght of a person who is 5'8. Please Help
bizzarrogeorge (6 years ago)
Thanks, Aaron. This video answered pretty much everything I was wondering about. Looking for a suit jacket to shoot weddings in, and now I know what to look for. Thanks for your help.
Jake J (6 years ago)
Suite.
YaoiStick Gayfaggot (6 years ago)
I bought a blazer about a month ago and it fitted me perfectly but it feels like it has strected out very much since I bought it... I tried this trick when I was at the store where I bought the blazer and even asked one of the workers there if it fitted and she told me it fitted me perfect and warned me about people buying to big blazers. But when I do that trick you show me in the video now it's clearly too big around the waist! Is there anyway to shrink back the blazer?
LA MAISON GAGA (6 years ago)
Your jokes and laughters are adorable :D
VPX4 (6 years ago)
so i just bought an grey express suit coat on sale for 90 dollars, and i was wondering if i could some how get away with using it as a blazer. The deal seemed too good to pass up, but im hearing that its probably not the most stylish thing to do.
PhilippoChannel (6 years ago)
Heres my problem, I have broad shoulders.. I try on a 42, looks fantastic, I don't have to tailor it. But i feel toooo restricted at the shoulders... like if im standing around.. fine.. but if I reach for something up high or down low.. or drive my car.. I feel like my arms and shoulders are pulling. So i go for the 44, but it looks baggy at the waste, so I have to tailor it. It clearly neads tailoring so what size am I really?
UrbanDanger ! (1 year ago)
PhilippoChannel Low Armholes is your problem
NickSolo420 (6 years ago)
When I reach forward as in a pushing or grabbing motion, I get tightness around my upper bicep by my shoulders. Is that normal?
Banktackle (6 years ago)
Can I get my tailor to alter my regular suit into a short?
Imdroppingdimes (6 years ago)
Take your jacket to a tailor. You can usually lengthen your jacket sleeves a bit (I've seen some that can be lengthen nearly two inches.) If you are wearing a dress shirt underneath, you should be showing around 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of shirt sleeve.
Blindjohn (6 years ago)
You need to a video for guys who have long arms but a short torso, size regular jackets are too short.
crash60068 (6 years ago)
Thanks so much for this.
INTPmetalfan (6 years ago)
No your not tall, your shoulder is as high as the light switch.
Mohamad Gheith (6 years ago)
How tall are you sir ?
newwestcityguy (6 years ago)
U taught me a lot
bloodangel gomez (7 years ago)
that 's good advice
Angel Oliveros (7 years ago)
Hi Aaron, Thanks for the videos. Very informative. Been thinking to buy a sport coat - my first!. Can you tell me what is the best coat to match with jeans and shirt on the inside - dont like the formal look. Am asking in terms of the type of cloth (cotton, wool, corduroy, etc) Some coats are double-lined and also with pads on the shoulders. Is it good to match these with jeans too? How about color or design? Would like a coat that's all-year round. Whats your suggestion regarding this?
Mike Liberty (7 years ago)
@relax12002 Go to your nearest menswear and ask if they carry cruise-wear, January and February is cruise time in most reputable men's shops
Mike Liberty (7 years ago)
@notube2007 It just means you need to have the Taylor do a passover on the garment , ,its completely normal , I'd venture to say that unless your having a made to measure suit made you will need a passover 90% of the time , there is one suit /sport coat body that is a bit better , when you go shopping ask the sales person if they have the Tex body , it as got a bit of give under the arms and chest and and that helps the neck and shoulder line..
Mike Liberty (7 years ago)
In fact its very common to have one harm longer then the other , 75% of men have a difference in arm length , and also a hip slightly lower on one side , so when you have your bottom done you should ask that they measure both legs at all times. I'm a bit surprised he would not know this fact , so his credibility is at risk ,lol.
Mike Liberty (7 years ago)
@JustifyJustin lol, there not fake , there just sowed, some are double stitched so you must use a razor blade or a stitch cuter and open does pockets , don't worry there really are pockets in there .
hubertandclyde (7 years ago)
@notube2007 Did your parents have any children that weren't retarded and that knew a n article of clothing that bunches up is obviously too fucking big.
notube2007 (7 years ago)
@hubertandclyde The question was not to you but this one is. Did your parents have any children that lived?
hubertandclyde (7 years ago)
@notube2007 that is too big you fucking moron.
MGB1000 (7 years ago)
I needed this video about 25 years ago....lol great video
Countmaster0 (7 years ago)
Personally I get the 42 slim and party on.
notube2007 (7 years ago)
So, what does it mean if it bunches in the back?
Christopher Dickson (8 years ago)
great tips mate thanks going on a cruise and it would be nice to know i am dressed correctly
alpha m. (8 years ago)
@jfknightom Try a 39S or even a 38S. When I get officially measured in a store, I am a 43S, but the 39S works the best. Also, look for athletic cut. This should help and cut down on the alterations.
alpha m. (8 years ago)
@JustifyJustin The pockets are just stitched closed. All you do is cut the stitch and pull out the string and you are ready
JustifyJustin (8 years ago)
Hey Aaron, I like the idea you have regarding the pocket square - problem is, most suite jackets seem to have a 'fake' pocket these days. Any idea how to overcome this?
alpha m. (8 years ago)
go check out my video on sport coats and blazers, it will explain the differences
alpha m. (8 years ago)
Yes! Separates are generally made to be worn as a suite or by themselves. But the one thing you need to know is that if you wear the jacket a few times and want to take it to the dry cleaners, make sure you are bringing th pants at the same time. If you over clean one of the items, they won't match for long. Color and wear will become different.
PortSeanTV (8 years ago)
This should be required learning in high school classes. Thank you so much for sharing. I am telling all my boys about your youtube channel.
LPNumber9 (8 years ago)
Thanks Aaron - that was helpful. QUESTION: Generally, can suit pants/jackets be worn as separates?
Angel Garcia (8 years ago)
Dude ur videos are awsome man..keep it up maybe ull have ur own tv show lol great job
ParallelUniversity (8 years ago)
Thanks so much for making this video. I had been wondering about some of these things and couldn't find good information, but this video clears a lot of it up.
alpha m. (8 years ago)
Personal preference. I do both, depends on what I like.
alpha m. (8 years ago)
Great idea! and good point!
Omgpiepie (8 years ago)
Great video! I dont usually wear blazers since I am more into streetwear but there are still some great tips in these videos!
Jnvrock66 (8 years ago)
Thanks for the great advice.
Kayote (8 years ago)
Very good video as always. Cheers.
Dan Nguyen (8 years ago)
best video about this topic i find!
Nathan Baum (8 years ago)
Aaron, what is the typical cost at a tailor and a dry cleaner?
WatWarrior22 (8 years ago)
As far as shopping for suits, sport coats and blazers where do you usually go? I have a bunch of places in mind to get various suits from......Syms. ZARA, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Mens Warehouse, H&M makes some very nice stuff as well, I also like Calvin Klein what are your Preferences and what do you recommend?
dustin steeves (8 years ago)
I agree that a watch video would be nice. Also, if you pause at 6:28, you look like Jake Gyllenhaal when you look down!
TrevorXstyle (8 years ago)
A video on men's watches would be nice :)

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