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Things to consider when buying a suit

a list of points on things to consider when trying to fit a suit

How a suit should fit

Snug in the shoulders

Make sure the suit fits close in the shoulder, without extending past your own.

Close in the chest

You should be able to easily button your jacket with about one fist’s worth of space in the chest.

Slim arms

Sleeves should fit comfortably without excess bunching at the elbows.

Wrist length sleves

The sleeve should end at the wrist joint with ½ inch of your shirt cuff showing.

Perfect jacket length

You should easily be able to cup your hands around the bottom of the jacket.

Trim in the legs

Suit trousers should fit comfortable without sagging or bunching

Hit at the shoes

Legs should fall at the top of the shoes in the front and just over the top of the heel in the back.

How to measure a suit

Target Menswear tailoring buyer Chris guides you through what to look for when buying a suit and key styling points on how to wear your suit.

How to measure a suit instructional video with Chris pierce a Target Australia Buyer

Size chart

Please check the size chart below to further assist you in purchasing a suit that will fit you properly. Please check the individual product description for any special sizing considerations.


How to wear a suit

Leave your bottom button undone, to give the jacket a slimmer line.

Always make sure that the end of your tie sits just above the belt line.

Ensure that your belt and your shoes match in tonality and colour.

Ensure you have an area of focus. ie. Wear a bold shirt with a plain tie and suit.

Suit styles at Target

Man wearing Target $99 suit

The $99 Suit

A quality entry into suiting, offering a tailored cut at an affordable price. With it’s fashionable print internal trims, classic styling and range of colours, you’ll find a style to suit any occasion.


Durable, soft touch fabric / 3 internal pockets for convenience / Classic tailored finishes / Signature linings


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