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The Basic Rules Of Slim-Fitted Suit



The margin for error when it comes to wearing a well-fitting suit is long and wide, especially if the one you’ve been pulling out for weddings, interviews and every office party in between is either too long or too wide.

Few of us are blessed with the model build to be able to wear an off-the-peg version without needing a few nip and tucks from a tailor (the suit, not us).

However, much like visiting the barbers for a trim, it pays to be armed with knowledge – in this case knowing what good fit looks like.

So, whether you’re in the market for a new suit and want to give your tailor the best canvas to work with, or simply want to run your current collection through this handy guide before considering alterations, here are the basic rules of suit fit.

1. The Jacket


Everything starts with the shoulders. These are the hardest parts of a jacket to adjust and if you go wrong here, sometimes not even the best tailor can save you.

The shoulders should lay flat and the seam should end where your natural shoulder ends. If this seam sits too high or too low it throws the whole jacket off and can create a ripple effect, particularly down the arms.



A jacket is going to be worn both buttoned (when standing) and unbuttoned (when seated), so it’s important the fit is checked both ways.

The button should fasten without struggle and the material should not strain (i.e. create wrinkles around the button). Once fastened, you should be able to insert a flat hand into the suit under the lapels, again, without it pulling.

In terms of length, the top button of a two-button suit jacket should sit in line with, or just above, your navel. On a three-button design this should be measured by the middle button: standing with your arms by your sides, the bottom of the jacket should fall in line with your knuckles – this should make it just long enough to cover your trouser zip.



Unlike shoulders, arm length is fairly easy for a tailor to alter, providing they are bought slightly too long rather than too short.

Jacket sleeves should hit around where the base of your thumb meets your wrist. This positioning will ensure the cuffs of any (properly fitting) shirt will be exposed by the right amount; about a quarter to half an inch.



A poorly fitting collar is usually the knock on effect of a problem elsewhere. One that is too loose will sit away from the neck, while if it’s too tight, it will bunch up above the back. The collar of the jacket should sit comfortably against the collar your shirt.

It’s not wise to rely on a tailor to fix this problem; opt for a different jacket to avoid paying out dearly for alterations to the jacket’s construction.


The Trousers


A suit should be tested as it is meant to be worn, which means trying it on with a good pair of smart shoes.

Start with width: the ideal fit gives slightly more room in the thigh and then tapers below the knee. The old foe, strain, can appear when there isn’t enough room in the top part of the leg. No one wants to see the outline of what’s in your pocket (or anything else for that matter).

When it comes to length, you’ll often hear the term ‘break’ – this refers to the small fold of material that appears where your trousers cuff hits your shoe. Too much of this results in unsightly puddling.

For a clean, modern look aim for little to no break, but make sure your ankles aren’t permanently on show.

Lookbook Inspiration - Good Suit Trouser Break

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Your natural waist is around two inches below your navel. When sat here, your trousers should not require a belt to stay up, nor should they squeeze you into agony.

Worried about needing a little extra room post-lunch? Find a pair fitted with a side-adjuster or ‘daks-strap’.

Suit Trousers With Side Adjusters


The seat is where you sit, essentially it’s your butt. As tempting as it may be to try to emphasise your curves, the material here should drape with the natural shape of your body.

Much like your jacket, if the material is strained, it’s too tight. Similarly, a sag in the material means the seat is too loose, though this is easier to take in than let out.

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Two Nigerian men arrested with fake South African passports in Thailand



Nong Khai immigration police, Thailand on Monday October 16th, arrested two Nigerian men who were found to be using fake passports.

The Nigerian nationals bearing the names Katego Ofentse Makabane and Wayne Junior Shinbambo, both 35, attempted to cross the border to Laos at the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge.

They told immigration officers they were going to the South African embassy in Vientiane.
However, when officers checked their South African passports they discovered a number of discrepancies.

During further questioning the two men confessed to using fake South African passports and admitted they actually from Nigeria.

One man said he had entered Thailand at Phuket Airport while the other said he entered at Padang Besar.

The men said a friend in Thailand made the fake passports for them after their original passports had expired.

© 2017, Ikrueyen Vickky. All rights reserved.

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From Europe to Silicon Valley: McLoughlin and Rein on their journey at Disrupt Berlin



Graffiti on Berlin Wall, Berlin, GermanyTechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be coming over.
In this context, we are always interested in the experiences of European entrepreneurs who have made the transition from a successful European startup to joining the ecosystem in Silicon Valley. So we’re delighted to announce two new speakers for the conference who have been through that very journey. And not only that, one ended up investing in the other, making for an even more fascinating conversation.Andy McLoughlin
SoftTech VC

Andy is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of Silicon Valley’s most active seed-stage venture capital firms where he primarily invests in SaaS, vertical industry solutions, and developer tools.
Prior to joining SoftTech, Andy was co-founder of London-headquartered Huddle, an enterprise SaaS collaboration platform that was acquired in 2017. Andy’s angel investment portfolio includes innovative B2B products like Pipedrive, Intercom, Apiary (acquired by Oracle), Buffer and Bugsnag, as well as consumer services including Postmates, Secret Escapes, HER, and Calm.
Andy co-founded and is the US Trustee for the Founders Pledge, a charity that promotes altruism in early-stage entrepreneurs by enabling them to donate a percentage of personal proceeds following an exit. He was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honors list for services to the UK technology industry. Follow him on twitter @bandrew

Timo Rein

Timo Rein, co-founder and CEO of Pipedrive an activity-based simple sales management tool that helps over 60,000 sales teams to get more organised and focused, has 15+ years of experience as a salesman, sales manager and software entrepreneur. Timo is passionate about sales tactics and has always had a knack for reading people.

As CEO, Timo is responsible for setting long-term product vision and business-critical strategy goals. While Pipedrive has grown to over 300 employees working from different locations in New York, Lisbon, London and Estonia, Timo is still closely involved in the hiring process of new people and helps to find the best possible professional and personal fit between the new employee, the job or the rest of the team.

Prior to founding Pipedrive Timo worked for eleven years as one of the three partners at Vain & Partners, a sales consulting and training company with clientele like PwC, Coca Cola and Nissan. Timo’s goal was to create programs that would help different companies and people sell more, and manage better. Timo worked with about 30-40 companies, and 500 people each year to figure out ways to better sales results in different industries.

Timo also considers selling books door-to-door for 3 months in 2000 (in California, US) with Southwestern Comp, crucial to his sales experience that was eventually put to use as the architecture of Pipedrive. He was in top 1% performers among 4,000 sales people and while he never thought he was the type of person who could sell, he pulled off 14-hour-long days, 6 days a week, and 12 weeks in a row.

Timo’s first full-time job as a university student was a recruiter when he worked for four years interviewing people applying for managerial and specialist positions in different companies. Timo studied psychology at Tartu University and completed his BA studies in 1999.

Disrupt Berlin 2017 takes place December 4-5 at the historic Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany.

Get your Disrupt tickets ASAP or rather right now to save 30% off of your tickets. You’ll see the Startup Battlefield competition, in which a handful of startups pitch our judges with the hopes of winning the coveted Disrupt Cup and a massive cash prize.

And you’ll get to chat with representatives from scores of promising startups in Startup Alley, see amazing on stage content, and unwind after a long day at the show with a cocktail and some new friends at the Disrupt after party.

Are you a startup? The Startup Alley Exhibitor Package is your best bet to get the greatest exposure by exhibiting your company or product directly on the Disrupt Berlin show floor and if you get your exhibitor package before this Friday 29 September you’ll get an additional general admission ticket! Check it out.



© 2017, Paul Umoh. All rights reserved.

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Man goes temporarily insane after wife gives birth to conjoined babies in Lagos.



A man was so distraught when his wife gave birth to conjoined twin baby boys that he became temporarily insane.

Mr Obinna Ugwuoke, from Ebonyi state, and his wife Mrs Amarachi Ugwoke welcomed their sons at First Covenant Hospital in Satellite Town, Lagos on the 8th of May 2 017. The couple, who have two other children, were shocked when they saw that their sons were joined at the stomach and it took a toll on the husband.

The boys have four separate legs, two separate heads, and four hands but are fused from the chest down to the stomach. They have been named James and John.

The parents are awaiting a surgery to separate their sons and their parish has begun raising money to help pay for the medical expenses.

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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“Beautiful Ones (Acoustic)” from Beautiful Ones (Acoustic) – Single by Hurts. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Pop.