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Different Types of Men’s suits

Different Types of Men's suits

Knowing the different types of suits in the market, their prices, and when to wear them is key to enhancing your stylish outlook. Considering that life revolves around weddings, job interviews, funerals, dates and other events, it is imperative to know about the different types of suits so that you can have at least one tailored to fit your look for any occasion. However, even if you don’t know anything about suits, worry not; there are numerous sites where you can read more about customization and prices of different types of suits. But just to give you a heads up, this article discusses some of the various suit options for men to enable you to make a better decision when it’s time to shop.

Single Breasted

Also known as the British style suit, a single-breasted jacket exhibits a casual look which makes it ideal for dinner. It has two halves that button together at the front with a single set of buttons and buttonholes that do not overlap. However, it can as well have two or three buttons. This type of jacket can be worn with a close-fitting waist-length garment or a waistcoat.

Double Breasted Suits

Also referred to as the Italian style suit, these conservative tailoring pieces have an extra fabric that folds across your body. With about four to six button options, the double-breasted jacket initially lacked any flaps at the back. They are worn more by men seeking an elegant look.

Business suits

Business suits are cut in a very formal and stylish manner and are characterized by sharp fits and sober colors. They are a bit conservative with the most common being the navy or black pinstripe.  They can go well as either single or double breasted.

Mandarin Suits

Ideal for an evening out, mandarin suits come with a band or Nehru collar and are worn with the full button on. They give a very sharp and lean look as they are cut very closely to the body.

Tuxedos

Tuxedos are high-end ultra-formal suits, but can also be styled for ceremonial events as often seen on red carpet events. It can be worn with the same color or satin dark royal cummerbund. Their popularity is not only restricted to Hollywood as they have gained more popularity across the globe.

Lounge Suits

These are formal suits for any man’s ordinary day wear. They have a comfortable fit and can be worn both with and without a tie. They are mostly tailored to light and medium colors. A two buttons single breasted style is preferable, but for a more formal look, you can go with three buttons.

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