Style Guide

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Styles

Classic:

(aka Regular) Cut wide through the shoulders with extra room in the chest, and thigh areas. Button placement on the jacket is lower than the other two styles (hence the extra room). 

Modern: 

Not as boxy as classic, but roomier than Slim. This style is fashion-forward while still exuding professionalism. 

Slim: 

The jacket is cut narrower through the shoulders with higher arm holes. Slim has less room through the chest and waist, and narrow around the thighs. 


Lapels

Notch:

Notch lapels are typically seen on business suits. It is a slight "v" cut out on either side of the collar of the jacket. 

Peak: 

This lapel adds some flare and is commonly, but not exclusively, found on double-breasted suits. As shown in the image above, the lower piece of the lapel is wider than the upper. 

Shawl: 

A Shawl lapel has no cut or divot. It is more common on tuxedos than suits, but now you know all about lapels. 


Vents

Center:

This is the classic jacket style. The vent should lie closed when the jacket is buttoned. 

Side: 

This makes for a very flattering fit: it allows you access to your trouser pockets without pulling or bunching the jacket.
Side vents also allow the back of the jacket to lie flat when sitting.

None: 

Gives a clean look, but can be more restrictive than the other vent styles.

 


Tips for Proper Fit