A suit is a wardrobe necessity. Even if you do not plan on wearing one every day, you'll need it for job interviews, business meetings, funerals, weddings and other special occasions.
While you have many options to play with, from fabric to stitching to detailing, correct fit is key. To look sharp, the fit must be right.
What should you look for in a suit?
It really is all about the fit. The saying "the suit makes the man" is right: an ill-fitting suit can make you look less dressed up than wearing no suit at all.
Extreme Slim Fit
Our Extreme Slim Fit is perfect for a trim guy who wants to wear his suit, not the other way around. The jacket features a narrower chest and waist that is form-fitting without being constricting. The trousers are slim-fitting with a narrow opening at the cuff and a low rise.
Modern Fit falls between Slim Fit and Classic Fit: it's not too boxy, but it has more room than a Slim Fit. Modern Fit is a great choice for guys who want something a little more fashion-forward than Classic Fit, but are not sure they can pull off Slim Fit.
One size doesn't fit all. Our Portly Fit is perfect for guys who prefer even more room to move than our other fits offer. The jacket features ample room in the chest and body while the full leg of the trouser offers maximum comfort. Available in sizes 38-60.
A dated lapel style is the number one tipoff that your suit is older than you are. The width of your lapel should stylistically mimic the width of the ties you will be wearing.
Though the Peak Lapel is primarily used on double-breasted suits, a Peak Lapel on a single-breasted suit is now considered a sharp detail. Choose the Peak Lapel if you want to add subtle style.
The Shawl Lapel is almost exclusively seen on tuxedos and dinner jackets, at weddings and black-tie events. A Shawl Lapel on a jacket adds graceful lines. If you're looking at a jacket with a Shawl Lapel, likely it is formal wear, or it is seriously fashion-forward.
Detail of Vent
As the name implies, the cut goes up the middle of the jacket. It should lie closed when you are wearing your jacket or the jacket fit is not right.
Double Vents let you put your hands in your pants pockets without the jacket bunching up and allow the jacket to lie smoothly in the back when seated. Side Vents can also make a jacket appear slimmer.
Some jackets do not have a vent. This is a fine choice for those who want a clean, sleek look, but can make for a less forgiving fit.