During suit shopping, making the right selection can become a daunting task. Suits, unlike every other piece of clothing aren’t worn too often and thus when worn, one should try to nail it. Most people buy suits without first considering the most important thing; their body frame. If you’re one of such people, today is your lucky day. We will be guiding you on what to avoid and what to embrace when it comes to getting the perfect suit.
TALL AND SKINNY MEN
If you’re above 6 feet then you’ve definitely been called tall once or twice in your lifetime. If you have then this section of our post is for you.
Because you are tall and frail, you will need to compensate for that, somehow. Avoid lighter fabrics; they hang on your body like a thin layer making you look all the more thin.
Lighter colours tend to make things appear more bulky than they are. Avoid darker colours; they have a slimming effect and we do not want that, do we? Also avoid pinstripes, we’d make that clearer as we go.
Higher Button Stance
Get suits with 3 buttons, they will look better because they have both height and length proportional to the body.
Full Rise Pants
Tall guys have long legs so their pants shouldn’t make them appear any taller. The best way to achieve this is to look for long rise pants. The rise of a pant is the distance between the waistband and the crotch. It strikes a balance between upper body and legs.
We really do not know which height range to put here. In any case, if you wish to appear taller in a suit, follow these few tips.
Suit patterns like the windowpane, herringbone, houndstooth e.t.c. are too loud and will draw attention to your small frame. If you do not know what those are, just go solid.
One of the oldest tricks in the book, the vertical stripes can create an illusion of lengthening a short frame
Suits with only one button are the best option for a short person. A single button, wherever placed will give beautiful balance to the suit hence makes your frame look more proportional.
Low Rise Pants
Unlike the tall fellow, a full rise pant will give you off as short at instant look. Try to go for a low rise pant.
Bulky men aren’t always muscular but these tips will work great for both.
Light Weight Fabrics
Bulky men whether muscular or not, have a fuller frame than the next guy. Avoid getting heavy fabrics that just add to all that body.
Darker colours are slimming and it’s even more obvious here because suits consist of the same colour for top as bottom, creating a homogenous outfit that makes you look visually taller and more slender instead of cutting you in half and drawing attention to your belly or legs. For best results, go dark navy or black.
Solid or Vertical Stripes
Solids work well in creating a slender look but if you’re the fancy fellow, you can mix it up by sometimes going with the vertical stripes, this lengthens a person’s appearance and gives you a stylish edge.
If you’re a weird mix of any of these categories, i.e. short and skinny, big and tall, just mix and match these tips to suit your suit.