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Different Types of Suit Fits

The Styles You Need, The Fit You Want

Every man should own at least one suit. If you've ever gone suit shopping, you know how difficult it can be. Not only do you have to find a style of suit you like—you have to find one that fits you well. Considering how no two bodies are exactly the same, this can be a significant challenge. The only guaranteed way to find a stylish suit that fits you well is to work with an experienced tailor. Mohan's Custom Tailors of NYC can help guide you through the different types of fit and create a truly flattering suit.

Common Types of Fit

Before you visit a tailor, it helps to familiarize yourself with the common types of fit. Here are a few styles you might consider for your bespoke suit.

  • American: American suits are usually reserved for men with larger builds. American-style jackets are often single-breasted and have three buttons, though many men are able to pull off a double-breasted jacket.
  • British: Men with a more athletic build should consider a British-style suit, which has an almost military-like quality. These suits are characterized by shorter jacket sleeves, higher lapels, and a nipped-in waist.
  • Continental: Men of slim or average build will find continental suits to be very flattering. Popularized by the Italians, continental suits are fairly close-fitting, and the jackets do not have vents in the back.

Men Who Struggle with Suits

New York City Custom Suits Fit Men of average build often have trouble finding suits in a store—for others, it's nearly impossible. Fortunately, Mohan's Custom Tailors can create suits for men of all shapes and sizes.

  • Tall Men: Men 6'4" and taller often struggle to find trousers and jackets that are long enough. Mohan's Custom Tailors has plenty of experience creating flattering suits for men of all heights.
  • Short Men: Many shorter men are dissatisfied with the way they look in store-bought suits. A tailor can use several style tricks to make a short man appear taller and give him a more commanding presence.
  • Large Men: Men with bigger waistlines and broader shoulders also struggle with suits. A custom-made three-button suit can help make the torso appear longer, distracting from a large belly.

Mohan's Bespoke Services

If you visit Mohan's Custom Tailors of NYC, you'll get precisely the kind of suit you're looking for. Whether you want a suit with extra pockets, longer sleeves, or larger lapels, we'll be happy to oblige. We also make "iPad suits," which allow high-powered businessmen to keep their tablets inside their jacket's inner pocket. Visit our New York City tailor shop to peruse our 10,000+ suit fabrics.

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