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Big And Tall Men - How To Buy A Suit That Fits

Sep 4, 2008
Big and tall men need to be more careful when buying suits. The reason for this is because fashion designers seem to have a way of marketing suits towards leaner men. This leads to a very limited amount of information available on how to buy a suit for the larger men.

Larger men do not have the readily available information that average size men do when it comes to choosing a suit style. Men with larger frames need to take their bodies into account when making their purchases. After reading this article you should have a solid understanding of what to look for when shopping for a large man's suit.

The three types of suit styles that we must look at are the Italian, British, and American styles. Each of these suits have different characteristics that can benefit the big man and make him look his best. Read up on each style and decide which one fits you the best.

Italian style suits are double breasted and vent-less. These types of suits generally have larger lapels and can make a bigger man look even thicker. However, with a few modifications this suit can look really nice on a big man.

The key to making the Italian style suit look great on a larger man is to make it more streamlined. Buy a double breasted suit with smaller lapels and a single vent in the back. This modified version will leave the great concealing quality the double breasted jacket gives and yet will give the wearer more mobility and a more streamlined look up top.

British style suits are three button models with double vents in the back. These suits also have pleats on the pants which draw attention to that area. Lapels are of average size and shoulders are usually thicker than the other models.

Wearing this suit will cover up most of the midsection and make a more pear shaped man look more muscular than just obese. This suit should be modified to a single vent in the back to make the jacket look less thick.

American style suits are two buttoned models with a single vent in the back. These suits have flat front pants and lack cuffs at the bottom.

This suit is great for larger men with muscular builds. Wear this suit to show off large pectorals and broad shoulders. The flat front pants will enhance the muscular look and the lack of cuffs will make you look a bit taller.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Study the tips you have read and see if you can alter any of the suits in your closet.
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