Advice on Choosing a Men’s Suit for Your Body Shape

Trying to find that “right” suit can be fun or it can be difficult especially when you don’t know what you’re looking for. Plus you need to consider your body shape. Suits are designed with many body shapes in mind so that you can look good when you attend your next formal function. With some simple tips on what to look for, you will be able to find what you like with regards to formal men’s fashion.

Although there are a wide range of body shapes out there, you can almost always find something that will work with your body shape. First of all, make sure that you get your measurements as this helps a lot more than you would think. That way you will be able to select a suit according to your measurements and not waste your energy trying on suits that simply don’t fit your body.

Keep in mind that designer suit brands are cut differently than your generic suits. For this reason it’s always a good idea to try on more than one suit. You should try on a tailored suit and a generic suit so that you have a better idea of what fits you best.

Now if you’re tall and skinny, you would want to choose something such as a three button blazer with a regular rise pants. Also stick to lighter colours as these shades will create a lighter look and sense of confidence. If you are short, you should pick a suit with vertical stripes, such as a pin stripe suit, to give the illusion of length. Someone bulky, should opt for light fabrics and dark colours which would make them look slimmer. A muscular body shape, should pick out something in either a solid colour or with a pattern like plaid. These are just a few body shapes in the men’s fashion world. There are a lot more to cover but as long as it feels comfortable on you that is all that matters.

Just remember that if you wear a blazer, you need to have enough room to be able to cross your arms but not too much so that it’s too baggy on you. As for the pants you want them to fit right, that is, it’s not too baggy nor is it too tight that you can’t breathe. You have to feel comfortable and like what you’re wearing. Men’s suit options include a large variety of brands, styles, colours and designs. A suit is more than a just basic suit these days as you can add a waistcoat, tie, designer shoes, pocket handkerchief or a hat. Once you found your perfect suit you can wear it in confidence and make a statement wherever you go.

Located in Johannesburg’s most iconic shopping institution, the Oriental Plaza, Abrams Stores is a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end, exclusive branded wear for men and boys. Our philosophy is simple, and has been the driving force behind our success – we value quality, exclusivity and customer service above all else.


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