Basic Fit Lessons

Proper fit is the single most important thing you can do to immediately improve your appearance. This goes for *all* body types.

Regardless of the amount you spend on your clothes, if you do not have the proper fit you will look like an idiot. Here are some basic lessons on how to ensure this doesn’t happen. We cover you from your swim suit to your tie.


Fit Lesson 7: Ties.

If you couldn’t tell I love ties; there’s just something about them. Whether paired with jeans or a suit, I love the contrast that that little bit of color affords. It’s arguably the most masculine article of clothing you can wear regularly (spurs don’t count). And as a man’s style should be generally subtle, the…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 6: Suits & Sport coats.

Fit rules for purchasing a suit are covered, such as: shoulder width, proper buttoning procedure, sleeve length, and torso shape. Tips for particular body types are also highlighted.


Fit Lesson 5: Swimwear.

Yes, gentleman, you need to be concerned with what you wear swimming. I know, it’s a tough world. But, here at PG, we believe that a modern man (that is what you’re becoming, isn’t it?) should leave no stylistic stone unturned. Every aspect of what you put on your body should be scrutinized to ensure…Read the Rest


Know Your Undershirt.

A little secret guys: your undershirt is important. This ranks as one of the most common complaints by women about a guy’s attire. I know you may be saying: “Pffft. Chicks are crazy. It’s just an undershirt. Why are they complaining?” And the simple answer is: because you can see it. Your undershirt should only…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 4: Shorts.

I omitted shorts from my fit guide on pants, but that isn’t because they are unimportant, or that guys wear them correctly, it’s because they belong in a class all to themselves. Just like shoes, guys typically don’t put that much thought into a pair of shorts. They check to make sure they fit in…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 3: Shoes.

Shoes are very important. Let’s be honest: walking around with the wrong pair of shoes and the right outfit makes you look like an idiot. It can completely kill an outfit. Here’s a mental image: you see a guy suited-up in the perfect suit, shirt and tie combo. Pants with the perfect break and width.…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 2: Pants.

I’m consistently amazed as to how often guys neglect to wear pants that fit them properly. Ill-fitting pants may even beat out ugly shoes as the most common mistake made by guys. I’m curious as to if this is because most guys don’t own a full-length mirror and rely upon their bathroom mirror that only…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 1: Shirts.

For Lesson 1 I’m going to borrow an image from the most recent Johnston & Murphy catalog to help punctuate my point about how a shirt should fit (for now, ignore the ugliness of the shirt). Now, this isn’t me bashing J&M. I actually think some of their shoes are fantastic. But, their clothing line…Read the Rest


A Primer on the Importance of Fit

The way that your clothes fit on your body is probably the single most important, yet easiest aspect of your wardrobe to change. You can have the most expensive clothing in the world, and still look like a scrub if the clothes don’t fit your body properly. Most guys wear clothing that are too big,…Read the Rest