Suit Cuts - American Cut, British Cut or Italian Cut Suit Jackets

 Once upon a time, there were three distinct cuts of suit. These were American, British, and Italian. But globalization has made the world a much smaller place. That applies to men's suits, too, where so much cross-pollination has blurred conventional categories. What once was distinctively Italian, tor example, can now be found among the most conservative American labels. lf you want to talk the talk, the new breeds are known as traditional, updated traditional, and fashion. But walking the walk is more important for your first suit. For now, all you need to know is this: two-button or three-button single-breasted, single-vent jacket with natural shoulder and pleated or plain-front trousers with cuffs. This suit is elegant, classic, and timeless.

It’s also updated traditional, if you must know.

 

Venting

If you have ever had the misfortune of wearing a hospital gown, you understand the concept of rear-vented cloming and the indignity therein. Picture that same effect in a suit. Although there is one notable difference, viewing a man‘s panted postenor through a split jacket vent is still off-putting and the mark oi interior lit. When buying a suit, look at the rear in a mirror. Do vent flaps overlap for full closure? Do they match the line of the hem when closed? Button the jacket. The vent(s) should remain closed. Only when you put your hand in your pants pocket should it part slightly.

 

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