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15+ Types of Suits Types Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe
Few men don’t want to have a walk-in closet full with all the different types of suits, but we’re often at a loss as to how to get there. Suits are a necessary evil for the rest of us: an insurance policy for business and social events where you want to spend the bare minimum.
1. SLIM FIT SUIT
2. CLASSIC FIT SUIT
It’s all in the name. A classic fit suit is just that – a type of suit for men that is classic, timeless, which never out of style but is not terribly trendy, either. As a general rule, black skews formal, while light grey is more casual and summery. Navy blue will give you the most scope for day-in, day-out, year-round wear.
Ideally, you want to choose a shade – and fabric – with mileage. Until the foundations of your suit wardrobe are in place, avoid patterns like a plague of ravenous cashmere-chomping moths. Nobody will notice that you wore the same navy or grey suit for two or three days out of the week. Whereas nobody will miss you repeating a Prince of Wales check.
3. MODERN FIT SUIT
4. UNSTRUCTURED BLAZER
5. NOTCH LAPEL
There is a visible depression or notch where the collar meets the lapel, hence the name “notch lapel” for this suit style. This men’s suit design is on the formal side, but it’s a safe pick for any event. A notch lapel is one of the most frequent forms of lapels and is generally featured on single-breasted suit coats.
6. SHAWL LAPEL
7. PEAK LAPEL
8. SINGLE-BREASTED SUIT
9. DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT
10. SINGLE VENT SUIT
The vent on a suit is a small slit on the back of the suit jacket. A suit vent’s purpose is to make your suit seem less constricting when you’re sitting or moving around. If you’re trying on a new suit and find the vent pulling open as you stand still, the garment is probably too tight, which is a common suit fit blunder among new suitors. A single vent runs down the back of your suit jacket.
11. DOUBLE VENT SUIT
The single-vented suit’s slit is located in the center of the jacket’s back, whereas the double-vented suit’s slits are located on either side of the suit jacket’s back. Suits with side vents are more popular these days, and can be seen on all sorts of suit jackets.
12. NO VENT SUIT
No-vent suits are popular in Italy, so they must be exceptionally stylish. Some tuxedo coats are available without a vent (or two). However, these coats often fit more constrictively and uncomfortablely, making them unsuitable for everyday usage. Avoid this men’s suit type if you’re allergic to ironing.
13. FLAT FRONT PANTS
Flat front trousers are the most popular type of modern suit pants since they have no pleating or stitching at the front. These pants are less forgiving and reveal more than pleated pants. Keep in mind that creasing and pleating are not the same thing. It’s a good idea to keep your suit pants ironed.
14. PLEATED PANTS
Pleated suit pants exude a vintage vibe, which celebs like Harry Styles have been exuding with such confidence recently that we’re tempted to attempt it ourselves. They’re more comfortable to wear and more forgiving for all body shapes if you’re carrying a bit of a tummy, thanks to the pleated folds at the waistband.
15. THE PATCH POCKET
16. THE FLAP POCKET
Because it can be dressed up or down, the flap pocket is more versatile than the patch pocket. This is perhaps the most prevalent suit jacket style, and it can be worn from the boardroom to the beachfront for date night. Just don’t wear it beneath the boardwalk or it will wrinkle.
17. THE JETTED POCKET
A suit jacket with a jetted pocket looks more formal, and it’s the most popular sort of suit you’ll see at black tie occasions. This sort of pocket is cut into the jacket lining and hangs on the inside, as opposed to the patch pocket, which is visible from the outside.
TYPES OF SUITS FAQS
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUITS?
The three basic types of suits are modern fit suits, classic fit suits, and slim fit suits. Pockets, buttons, vents, varied pant types, and lapels are further aspects to consider while purchasing a suit.
WHAT IS THE BEST SUIT FOR A WEDDING?
What to wear to a wedding reception depends on the type of wedding and the expected level of formality. If the dress code is black tie, wear a black shawl collar suit or tuxedo. A navy blue or dark grey suit might be appropriate for less formal settings. Darker colors are more appropriate for formal occasions.
WHAT IS THE BEST SUIT FOR A FUNERAL?
A black suit is appropriate for a funeral, however dark and light gray suits can also be worn depending on the season.
WHAT IS A 5-PIECE SUIT?
A 5-piece suit is a suit that has all of the elements and is reserved for occasions when you want to look like a million bucks. A matching suit jacket, pants, waistcoat or vest, bowtie or tie, and dress shirt are all required.