Styles In Men’s Suits
There are four main styles in Mens suits. They are American, English, Mandarin and the Italian style. The style that you choose depends on your matter of preference. The main thing is to consider your personal style, body type and where you plan to wear the suit.
The Italian Style:
The Italian suit (also known as the European suit), evokes great interest in any fashion enthusiast. The traditional look on this jacket is double breasted with slit pockets and large lapels. A classic model will be completely vent-less. Shoulders will be gently padded to add some bulkiness without making the suit look unnatural. Pants are cuffed and pleated with both button down pockets and slit pockets. The cuff may end with a slight break at the shoes or it may end slightly above the shoes with no break.
Tall men with lean builds look cool and stylish in these models. However, many fashion consultants have an opinion that short and stocky men would look odd in double breasted suits. But though the suit will look bulky at the midsection, a double breasted suit will conceal a large belly much better than a British model. The way of making this suit work for a bulkier man is to have higher gorges to elongate the torso. Leaner men may go with shorter gorges, while average men can leave them at the standard position.
The English Style:
English suits are made with classic British elegance, style and formality. This style of suit is suitable for formal occasions, interviews, and the office.
The traditional British style jacket consists of 3 buttons, medium sized lapels and 3 outside pockets. It will have 2 side vents and padded shoulders. Waists will be streamlined with one flap pocket on each side. Pants will be pleated or double pleated with a quarter inch cuff at the bottom. Cuffs should always have a slight break at the dress shoes. Proper tailoring can give this suit a formidable authoritative look. Wearing a pinstripe model can add more power to your look.
The American Style:
American style is the most versatile and can be used in any setting. Traditional American suit (also known as sac suits), jackets have two buttons, medium sized lapels, and three outside flap pockets. Jackets are single vented with natural shoulders.
Pants can be invariably flat front and do a great job showing off a mans natural leg shape. Bottom of the pants are un-cuffed and have a natural break at the dress shoes. Pants should angle back towards the legs at the ankles.
This style is perfect for men with large chests. The two button style will form a nice V shape around the pectorals and emphasize them. Flat front pants will conform to the leg and show off a mans overall fitness.
The Mandarin Style:
The mandarin suit is a unique style associated with eastern cultures. This suit has a mandarin style collar, meaning the collar is short and erect. The difference is this collar stands straight up rather than lying flat on the chest and shoulders.
Jackets are also distinct in that they have buttons all the way up the jacket and do not end until they close the jacket up at the neck. This causes the average jacket to have five to six buttons.
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