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Grooms: 7 Tips for a Perfect Tux Fit

For a flattering appearance, it's all about the fit.

Photo: Chris & Melodie Photographers

We've undressed the facts on tuxedo fit to help you make it down the aisle in gentlemanly style.

The Collar

The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck without any gaps or bulges.

The Jacket

The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butt and the vent shouldn't pull open. (That means it's too tight.)

The Hem

Pants should break across the top of the laces.

The Shoulders

The jacket should hug the shoulders perfectly. If shoulder pads extend too far over the shoulders, the jacket is too big.

The Sleeve

The jacket sleeve should be hemmed at the wrist bone, allowing a half an inch of shirt to show past it.

The Pants

Flat-front pants are generally more sliming than their pleated counterpart-less fabric means a flatter looking midsection.

Socks

A pair of colorful socks is an unexpected way to pull in some personality without making a spectacle.

-- Joanna Saltz

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