Different Style of Men’s Suits
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
A suit is a two or three set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. The variations in design, cut, and cloth, such as two and three piece, or single and double breasted, determine the social and work suitability of the garment.
Actually, a man cannot properly complete his wardrobe without a suit. It is a sign of one’s reputation, character and style.
You can also read about “Men’s Dress Code” details….
Types of men’s suits:
Button style suit, according to the style, these types of suit are 4 styles. such as
- The One Button Suit
- The Two Button Suit
- The Three Button Suit
- The Four Button Suit
- Single Breasted
- Double Breasted
- The Morning Suit
- Lounge Suits
- Dinner Suits
- Business Suits
- Mandarin Suits
- Wedding Suits
- Zoot Suits
- Casual Leisure Suit
Now, All of the suits are shortly explained in below
1. The One Button Suit:
The one button suit is a stylish rebellion against the traditional, business like three button and two button suit. People should understand that the one button suit is for nights out on the town and not for the workplace. One button suits are especially flattering on skinny people. A one button suit should always be buttoned while the wearer is standing and the suit should always be unbuttoned when the wearer is sitting.
2. The Two Button Suit:
The two button suit is a classic and will likely never go out of style because it is such a fashion standard. Two button suits look good on just about every body type and they especially look good on people with shorter torsos.
3. The Three Button Suit:
Three button suits are fairly common in the business world. An advantage that three button suits have over other styles of suits is that they tend to fit taller men better than other suits because of the fact that the three buttons are higher up on the jacket and look more flattering. Common ways to wear a three button suit include buttoning the top two buttons or buttoning only the middle button.
4. The Four Button Suit:
Four button suits were popular for a few decades, but they seem to have fallen out of fashion. Several designers, who are still creating stylish four button suits, so if the look is especially flattering or the style is a good reflection of the wearer’s personality, don’t be afraid to wear one.
5. Single Breasted:
Single-breasted suit has only one set of buttons and button holes, which do not overlap. It can be two buttoned, generally accepted, or three buttoned. The single breasted style of suit is a classic look that tends to look good on men of all shapes and sizes. Also called, the British style suit, it generally gives a casual look as compared to the double breasted.
6. Double Breasted:
The double-breasted is the one which has two front overlapping across the body. It generally has four or six button options. It is also known as the Italian style suit and generally it is suitable for tall and bigger body shape men for an elegant look.
7. The Morning Suit:
Morning suits are perfect for formal events that are happening in the daytime. It is considered silly in some social circles to wear evening wear to an event that occurs during the day. The morning coat is a single breasted coat that usually features a single button.
8. Lounge Suits:
Lounge suits are a man’s formal suit for ordinary day wear, so the fit is comfortable. It can be worn with or without a tie. Light to medium colors are preferred. Single breasted is preferred with two buttons. Three buttons give it a more formal look.
9. Dinner Suits:
Dinner suits, basic black tie suit. Generally use dark color and traditional fit looks. Slim fit is preferred.
10. Business Suits
Business suits are very formal cut and stylish, prefer sober colors and sharp fits. The pinstripe suit is perfect with navy or black color. Double and single breasted both are acceptable.
11. Mandarin Suits
Mandarin Suits with a Nehru collar or the band collar, is generally worn with full button on. Close fitting shape gives a very lean and sharp look. These are very elegant for an evening wear.
12. Wedding Suits:
Wedding suits are made for the ceremonial occasions. They vary in cuts and silhouettes. Fabrics are velveteen, jacquard and a luxury fabric to get a luxury look. For the slim fit currently use single or two buttons. Sometimes apply lapels and pockets for experiment only.
13. Zoot Suits:
Zoot suit is originated by the African Americans. The zoot suit had a long jacket with wide shoulder pads and narrow hips, and high-waisted baggy trousers with tightly pegged, or narrowed, cuffs. Zoot suits were often made in bright colors and worn with long watch chains, brightly patterned neck-ties, flat topped “pork pie” hats, and shoes with thick soles.
The zoot suit style was closely identified with jazz music and the casual youth lifestyle of the 1940s.
The tuxedo is the ultimate option for men’s formal wear. Made famous by swinging playboys and James Bond, the tuxedo is great to wear at a wedding or at a black tie fundraiser. It can be stylized for the ceremonial wear. It is mostly seen by Hollywood stars walking the Oscar red carpet in the traditional black tuxedo.
15. Casual Leisure Suit:
A leisure suit is a casual suit consisting of a shirt-like jacket and matching trousers, often associated with American-influenced fashion and fads of the 1970s.
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