Basic Guide to Types of Men’s Suits 

Unless you are a celebrity who has to don a perfect suit for every red-carpet event, it is perfectly fine if you are one of the many who are clueless about various types of suits, commonly known as pant coats by the masses. Yes,  suits aren’t a dead fashion ensemble. A suit is two-piece clothing that comprises a jacket and pants of the same fabric that is worn with a collared dress shirt, coat tie, and dress shoes. Various categories of suits are tailored for all types of events. We will walk you through how to carry designer coat pants like a pro and the latest pant coat styles in the store. This blog is all about tailor-fit suits in Colors outlet and how to find your ideal fit. You will learn tips for choosing a full suit and how to wear and accessorize it well. 

Three types of Suits

There are three categories of suits in store, two-piece, three piece suits, and the tuxedo. Among those, there is a vast variety of fabrics, colors, prints,  button styles (double-breasted, two vs triple button style), pocket  arrangements, venting, and cuts (classic fit, slim fit, and much more) 

Two-piece suit: Its configuration comprises a jacket and suit pants. It is most popularly worn in casual affairs such as job interviews or semi-formal dinners. The jacket can be worn over a polo or a t-shirt and a pair of sneakers. 

Three-piece suit: The connotation isn’t vastly different than a two-piece suit,  it is simply an additional waistcoat underneath a jacket. For a designer fit it is essential that a waistcoat covers your waist and doesn’t show the shirt underneath it. It is adorned at formal events such as weddings. In summer a  three-piece suit isn’t very popular as it doesn’t come in summer-friendly linens and is mostly made from wool or tweed. 

Tuxedo: the variation in a suit and a tuxedo is additional satin on its lapel and suit pants. A tuxedo originated in the United States and was designed for a  black-tie event. It consists of a dinner jacket. A Black and white tuxedo is classic and is more suitable for weddings but for other occasions, you will find a new variety of Navy blue, Burgandy, and grey jackets in our store. 


Main guidelines to choose a three-piece suit

1) Fitting- 

Fitting is one of the foremost importance once you have picked out a style for your liking. A well-fitted suit gives a solid structure to your overall appearance and adds instant glamour. Tailoring is more paramount than an expensive fabric so opt for a custom fit for purchasing off-the-rack suits.  American cut style is more flattering for larger body sizes while the Italian cut style is more suitable for leaner body types. On the hand, British cut-style suits complement the athletic body type. Colors have a wide range of men pant coats suitable for all body types. 

2) Opt for the classic color palette- 

Neutral colors are your best friend on most occasions. For most events such as weddings and dinners navy blue coat pants, or gray coat pants are complimentary colors to choose whereas at times black coat pants may seem too harsh to carry off, especially at daytime events that call for a softer look. For a subtle look, brown coat pants are also a great option. For special occasions such as anniversaries and formal dinners, White three-piece coat pants or maroon coat pants are in vogue these days. 

3) Pockets

There are several different styles of suit jacket pockets such as flap, patch, and jetted, and it may seem a significant feature when picking a  three-piece suit but you can choose to ignore this feature to avoid making shopping very time-consuming and a hassle. 

How should a Suit Fit 

Imagine on your big event you find your suit starts creasing up or your shoulders start sagging or the trousers start sagging. Any sort of ill-fitting is going to ruin your perfect image. Hence here are a few guidelines from our expert tailor in-store.

Never fasten the last button of your suit if you are wearing a two-button single-breasted suit. One is allowed to unfasten the jacket closure button when one sits down. 

Dress shirt cuffs should not cover your hands and dress shirts should not balloon up above your waistband. 


The jacket should fit so perfectly that it feels like it is gently hugging you. Upon fastening of buttons, it should not pull on your jacket or cause crease lines. 

The length of the jacket should accurately fall around the middle-crotch level.  The correct way to measure the length is just to put your arms down, if it’s above your wrist it’s too short, if it is below your fingertips then it is too long.  The ideal fall should be in the middle of your hands. 

Finally, let’s talk about suit pant fitting. The fabric should ideally drape over your back without causing creasing. Ill-fitting dress pants look frumpish if they are too baggy or displeasing if they are too tight. The seat of your suit pants should be comfortable enough to ease your movements. It should not make you feel restricted in its fabric. The legs of suit pants should hug your upper thigh and they should taper down towards your ankle as it moves down toward your shoe.  Quoting from Kellogg’s cereal commercial, you should be able to “pinch an inch”  on each side of the pants. If it is more than an inch or you are able to squat easily then it’s an indication that it is too baggy. 

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It is imperative to retain the suit’s integrity by not making too many alterations.  The rules can be bent but not broken so when you are finally confident about your suit selection then you can request the tailor in our store for fitting by checking the suit-fitting points mentioned above and you are bound to win everyone’s hearts on your big day.

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