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
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.