Each week, I will present a post on the ins and outs of custom suits AND suits in general at an intermediate level. It is recommended that the beginner’s guide be read first.
Proper Cuff Length – “It’s all mathematics”
As shown, the shirt of the cuff has a standard 0.5″ position. A good way to measure this without the aid of a measuring tape is to allow your shirt cuff to reach the beginning of your thumb bone while the jacket cuff should reach the wrist bone. In most cases, an off the rack shirt will not allow such precision, in this case “arm bands” can be used (picture below). These are elastic bands that are worn on the upper arms and allow control of the shirt sleeve length. Unfortunately, jacket lengths do not have this corrective luxury and must be the right length upon purchase. If the length is incorrect, you may need to shorten the surgeon cuffs rendering them useless, however this is a worthy sacrifice.