Men in suits look utterly classy provided the suit is a good fit. But that's where the problem lies! Finding the type of suit right for you is like finding a golden nugget – you’ve got to screen a lot of shapes, colors, textures and details before you come across your best fit. Nevertheless, the effort is worthwhile: your ideal two-piece is bound to advantageously enhance your strong points, carefully conceal the imperfections and be comfortable to wear without hindering your movements. If the idea of trying on masses of suits makes you dizzy, first arm yourself with our guidelines on the individualized choice of the suit according to your body built. So, here are some clues about what you should pay heed to when you’re on the shopping tour for your dressy pair.
If your body type is tall
Enhance your remarkable stature by wearing two-button jackets with high lapels - they will give more power to your upper part. Opt for light-colored suits and shirts for additional width.
Conceal your long limbs with narrowcuffs and enough pant break. To mask a thin chest, nod to the pocket square in the breast pocket and patterned ties. Avoid visible pleats if your legs are skinny.
Ask your tailor to tighten the excessive width of the jacket, too loose style is not your thing – the suit shouldn’t be baggy, it will make you look gaunt.
Attention to the accessories: shy away fromeverything slim and long; instead go for horizontal lines to counterbalance your height.
If your body type is short
Enhance your proportion by choosing slim-fitting suits with short one-button jackets. Go for one-colored ensembles, which visually creates a continuous line from head to foot.
Conceal yourlow stature with elongated vertical details such as long lapels, conspicuous creases on pants and plain; avoid large-patterned fabric, however fine vertical stripes will be of use.
Ask your tailor to stick to the medium break, which is the best solution to make your legs look longer. You might as well get the sleeves altered to show some centimetres of your shirt cuff – it will extend the line of your arms.
Attention to the accessories: the key word is minimal, too many or too heavy details will weigh you down. Don’t cut your body with transversal lines, prefer suspenders to a belt. As for the footwear, go for the shoes without frontal details.
If your body type is large
Enhance your powerful upper body with breast details such as a buttonhole or a pocket square. Keep your shirt collar proportional, though: forward-point collars prevent from broadening your already wide neck.
Conceal your belly by keeping your jacket buttoned. Don’t draw attention to the paunch choosing tight-fitting suits, your best fit is neither slim nor loose.
Ask your tailor to sew the hooks for suspenders on the inside of your pants, buy yourself several comfortable pairs of them and stash the belt away – it’ll only add more weight to your figure.
Attention to the accessories: it may sound paradoxical, but it is a fact - ignore very narrow details, they make your suit look oversize. Switch to vertical lengthwise lines that create an optical thinning effect.