All About Bespoke Suits: Know Your Suit

by Alex Whalley Consultant

Suits are easy to carry but quite difficult to understand. One must know the perfect types and variations of suit before getting business suits, summer suits or casual suits, tailored.

Enlisted below, are some parameters one must keep in mind before getting a suit made:

Single/Double Breasted Suits

Closure of one or two buttons is appropriate. It also depends upon the height of a person, the taller a person is, and the more number of buttons would be required. Though the number of buttons range maximum up to three, the distance between two buttons can be altered with the requirement suiting the height of the person.

Two/Three Piece Suits

A suit jacket and a trouser is the standard type of clothing that symbolizes the concept of a suit. Common amongst the working men, business suits are the most no-nonsense look apt for men- be it in finance, business or law. The basic two piece suit type has seen an innovation. With the introduction of a waistcoat/vest, and to be called as a three piece suit.

Shoulders- Natural or Padded

The shoulders are made in order to give a proportionate look to the body type. If the shoulders are broad, then they are made according to the body type. But in order to give shape to a lean or slim body, the shoulder collars are padded, in order to complete the whole look of a man. But it should not be overdone; otherwise it looks fake and acts as a turn-off against the fashionable world.


Vent- Single/Double

The Classic English style is double vent, while the single vent is American style. However, both th types of vents are gaining equal popularity from all over the world.


Lapels- Peaked and Notched

Peaked lapels are more elegant as compared to the notched ones. Peaked lapels hold a great advantage of giving height to a person. Double breasted suits usually have these kinds of lapels.

Jacket- Length, Collar, Lapel, Sleeves

The suit jacket must be long enough to cover the pelvis and hip.

The collar nuts be sleek, and well-defined, and must not be loose or shabby. The neck must be the framed by the collar.

The lapels must also be in complete harmony with the chest, and lie flat over them.

Sleeves must not be puffy, rather they must be in a straight line from shoulder till wrist. The wrist bone is the limit for the sleeve, and must not extend that. The shirt's cuff must be visible of about half an inch.

Trousers- Length and Fall

the seam of the trousers must be above the shoe, and most appropriate type is not crease or bunch of loath hanging over the shoe.

The fall should similarly, be straight, and the waist, crotch and hip fitting must be not too tight or too loose.

The points mentioned above are also in correlation to the tailor one chooses or depends vastly up on the fabric, color and body type too. Ensure the correctness of a suit that will look good, before actually getting a suit made.


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