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For the next few days, I’m going to be doing a bit of self and public education. Because the key of having a great fitting suit involves measurement and general knowledge of how suits work, I’ll be sharing some things I think will give insight to what is “wrong” or “right” when you put on that suit and it just doesn’t feel good or feels fantastic.

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Above is a very helpful diagram of the various parts of slacks. The key takeaway from here is the beauty of men’s pant sizes. In men’s pants sizes, the waist comes first and then the length. For example, a pair of pants listed as 30×34, would have a waist of 33 and and inseam or length of 34.

This ensures that you will get the best fit possible from a non-custom pant by reducing issues relating to length and tightness across the waist. For some, this is an obvious piece of knowledge. But women’s sizes don’t work this way. They’re jumbled across the spectrum from sizes 0-12 and 20-40 not to forget the “x-small, small, med and large.” It has no numerical relationship to our bodies, and that’s frustrating. With Veni Vici, we hope to have a simple sizing system where the number on the tag does relate to your body. I’m already excited just thinking about it.

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