A Tailor's Guide to Men's Suits

By Harris & Howard

A Tailor's Guide to Men's Suits

 A Tailor's Guide to Men's Suits

By Harris & Howard

A Tailor's Guide to Men's Suits

There are three primary types of men's suits: two-piece suits, three-piece suits, and tuxedos. However, there are numerous different variations that can be applied to those core styles, such as different cuts, button styles, materials and pocket arrangements, all of which can completely transform the overall look and feel of the suit.

With so many variations available, it goes without saying that choosing the right suit for the right occasion isn't always straightforward. So, whether you're ready to start browsing bespoke suits in Manchester or you just want to explore your options, here's our expert guide to men's tailoring.

The Classic Fit Suit

While the classic fit suit can't necessarily be described as trendy, this timeless design never goes out of style and is highly regarded as a style staple for many. This style of suit is comfortable to wear and offers a little more room for movement. However, it should never feel too loose as this is a sign of a poorly fitting suit which can quickly start to look sloppy.

Classic fit suits in black, navy or dark grey hues lean towards formality, which makes them an excellent option for job interviews or other formal occasions where looking put-together is essential. Alternatively, classic fit suits in lighter tones can be slightly more casual, which makes them versatile and easy to wear all year round.

The Slim Fit Suit

Many view the slim fit suit as the menswear equivalent of a little black dress because it delivers optimal levels of versatility, particularly when crafted from a wearable mid-weight navy blue fabric. Slim fit suits are cut with no excess fabric, allowing each garment to taper along the body and showcase its natural contours.

Importantly, all body types can wear a slim fit suit because they are designed to look sleek, not tight. Generally speaking, slim fit suits are better suited to formal events that err on the side of casual. So, while you might not want to wear this type of suit in a critical boardroom meeting, it is perfectly suited to a day at the races, weddings, or less formal job interviews.

The Modern Fit Suit

The modern fit suit offers slightly more room to breathe than a slim fit suit but looks sharper and more refined than a classic fit suit. Arguably the most versatile option, this style of suit can be dressed up or down according to the occasion.

Style with your smartest white shirt, your smartest black shoes, cufflinks and your favourite watch to create a look that will take you from the boardroom to post-work drinks with ease. Alternatively, pair with an open shirt and boots for a more relaxed look that will still allow you to demonstrate your sartorial credentials.

The Advantages of Investing in Bespoke Tailoring

While there are plenty of excellent off-the-peg suit options in an array of different styles available, nothing can match the feeling of putting on a suit that has been perfectly tailored to your body.

- Mens Bespoke 2 Piece Suit

Comprising a jacket and matching trousers, two-piece suits can be styled and worn in a variety of different ways for a number of occasions. A mens bespoke 2 piece suit offers a more elevated look than an off-the-peg option, as each element is perfectly tailored to your features and your style preferences.

- Mens Bespoke 3 Piece Suit

In addition to a jacket and pair of matching trousers, a three-piece suit also features a waistcoat and is sometimes referred to as a full suit. Again, a mens bespoke 3 piece suit delivers a more refined and elevated look than an off-the-rack suit can offer, allowing you to make the right impression from the moment you walk into the room.

- Men's Bespoke Tuxedo

Tuxedos or dinner suits feature a dinner jacket and trousers, which are worn with a crisp shirt and a bowtie. Investing in a bespoke tuxedo is a must for any man whose calendar features a number of black tie events throughout the year.

Bespoke Suits in Manchester

Manchester has occupied a place at the heart of the global textile industry for centuries, so it's little surprise that the city is home to a thriving bespoke tailoring sector. When looking for bespoke tailors in Manchester, it is important to look carefully at examples of their work to ensure they have the skills and flair to work with you to create the perfect suit in accordance with your preferences.

Harris & Howard aim to simplify the world of bespoke tailoring, with a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable clothiers who work with each client to create top-quality bespoke clothing for any occasion.

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