The perfect fit – SUITING YOUR BODY TYPE

We’re here to help you accentuate the positive.


SLIM JIM

Characteristics:

  • Small chest
  • Slender up and down frame
  • Hips and shoulders are a similar width

Common problems:

  • Baggy poor-fitting suit

Our solutions:

  • Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection
  • Jacket chest sizes start at 88cm and trouser waist at 76cm
  • Our ‘Narrow’ fit jackets and trousers are for you

Alterations:

  • We can narrow the waist of your jacket further to provide more shape
  • The waist, thigh and calf of your trousers can be narrowed for a better fit

Tips and tricks:

  • Layering can give the impression of more volume; add knitwear or a waistcoat between your shirt and jacket
  • A double breasted jacket can add shape to your silhouette
  • Pleated trousers create fullness
  • Avoid overly skinny trousers to disguise chicken legs

HEAVY-SET HARVEY

Characteristics:

  • Pronounced waist in comparison to rest of body
  • Overall rounder body shape

Common problems:

  • Limited shops and garment options available to you
  • Want the appearance of a slimmer waist
  • Suit fits one part of the body but not others

Our solutions:

  • Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection- Jacket chest sizes go up to size 156cm and trouser waist to 144cm
  • Our ‘Regular’ and ‘Classic’ fit jackets and trousers are for you

Alterations:

  • Once the jacket is fitting correctly in the abdomen,  we can narrow the shoulder to fit

Tips and tricks:

  • A great fitting suit can make you appear slimmer
  • Draw the eye to bright accessories such as pocket squares and lapel pins

AVERAGE JOE

Characteristics:

  • Shoulders slightly broader than hips

Common problems:

  • Most of the time you’ve got it easy. See ‘The Long and the Short of it’ if you’re taller or shorter than the Average Joe

Our solutions:

  • Select from our full collection of suits and suit separates.
  • Our ‘Narrow’ and ‘Slim’ fit jackets and trousers are for you

Alterations:

  • Although your body type might be the easiest to fit, some small alterations may be required

Tips and tricks:

  • Take advantage of the extensive range of fabrics and colours readily available to you
  • Don’t be tempted to dress like everybody else just because you can. Find your unique style and wear it proudly

MUSCLE MAN

Characteristics:

  • Broad shoulders and chest
  • Slim waist
  • Large biceps
  • Large quads, calves and buttocks

Common problems:

  • Shoulder fits but the waist is left baggy and untidy
  • Tight around thighs, calves and buttocks

Our solutions:

  • Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection, concentrating on fitting your shoulders and chest correctly
  • Our ‘Regular’ fit jackets are for you
  • For your trouser, focus on fitting the thigh and buttocks first

Alterations:

  • We can take in the jacket waist to fit correctly
  • We can alter the waist and leg of the trouser as required

Tips and tricks:

  • Your body type is often the most challenging to fit correctly, we’re here to help
  • Wearing shoes with more bulk can prevent you looking too top heavy

We can show you a selection of what we have available for your body type in-store. Book a consultation here to see more.


THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

Your height also comes into play when trying to find the perfect fitting suit. Here are a few additional tips.

SHORT

Our solutions:

  • Ready-to-wear suits available in short fittings for men from 160cm (5’3ft)
  • We can hem your trousers to your required length and slim the leg
  • Our short fitting jackets are 3cm shorter in both body and sleeve

Tips and tricks:

  • Even if you’re only a little shorter than the Average Joe, a short fitting suit may well be the perfect solution for you
  • Wear socks the same colour as your trousers to visually lengthen the leg
  • Try wearing a hat, it will add height and draw people’s attention up higher
  • Vertical stripes really work; they trick the eye into seeing a longer torso
TALL

Our solutions:

  • Ready-to-wear suits and shirts available in tall fittings for men up to 205cm (6’8 ft)
  • Our tall fitting jackets are 3cm longer in both body and sleeve
  • Our tall fitting shirts are 5cm longer in both body and sleeve
  • Our extra long trouser can easily be hemmed to the required length

Tips and tricks:

  • Wear shoes with slim soles to play down your height

Visit us in-store to see our complete range of garments that are best suited to your height and body type.


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