No matter how many times we hear them, some bits of wisdom always ring profound. And, especially so when they come from gurus like Will of A Suitable Wardrobe who never lets up on the critical sartorial matter of fit.
So what can a man do to get fit off the rack? “He needs to take responsibility for buying the right size in the first place — the key in my opinion is to stick with a maker once it is established that that maker’s clothes are complementary. And then take the stuff to an independent alterations tailor, preferably an older European from somewhere in the south who has been doing the work for thirty or forty years.”