The cut of man’s business suit should fit his body type. This can be difficult when shopping off the rack. Off the rack suits are designed for the average man and then scaled up or down. On the other hand, made-to- measure suits are created for each individual client. These suits will be the as close to the ideal fit as possible. The tailors at DiStefano Italian Suits will do their best to make you look good, and knowing what kind of suit fits your body type will help them do just that. So, what kind of suit is best for your body type?
Tall and Athletic
If you are tall and possess a trim athletic build, congratulations, you have hit the genetic lottery and have worked hard to maintain your physique. Now, it’s time to choose a suit that shows off your best attributes. For the tall and athletic man, heavier fabrics are a good thing. They can add a little more weight to your trim frame. Being tall also allows you to pull off those light khaki or grey suits. Stay away from low rise slacks and stick to the regular rise slacks.
Big and Muscular
For the big guy, stay away from the light color suits in favor of the darker solid black or blue suits. You also want to choose lighter weight fabrics. There is no reason to add more bulk to your frame. Vertical stripes can add a little height and create a slimming effect. Tread carefully when it comes to patterns. Your tailor will be able to help you choose a pattern that you can pull off. If you have a bit of a belly, a deep v cut lapel will draw attention away from the belly up to your chest. You also do not want more than two buttons on your suit jacket.
Shorter Than Average
Just like suits for bigger men, a suit with vertical stripes will create the illusion of height. The weight of the fabric depends entirely on your individual build. If you are skinny, choose a heavier fabric. If you are a bit on the portly side, choose a lighter fabric. As far as buttons go, the fewer the better. A one or two-button suit is ideal. Three will just make you appear shorter.
Life is too short to wear an ill-fitting suit. They look bad and are uncomfortable. If you are going to invest in a Italian suit, you should invest in one that you know makes you look great. The best way to ensure you always receive a suit that fits you like a glove as well as enhancing your form is to develop a relationship with your tailor. He has a vested interest in making you look good. At DiStefano, our tailors pride themselves on dressing both the businessman and some of Hollywood’s top leading men. We bring the same level of commitment to excellence and customer service to the boardroom as we do to the red carpet.