A Comprehensive Guide on Suits for the Tall and Lean

As men come in all shapes and sizes, so do their suits. The key is to opt for those fabrics and styles that compliment your body type. Though nobody wants people to focus on their physical flaws, there is a limit to what we can de-emphasize. It is almost impossible for any suit to cover up the excess weight, however, a custom-suit maker can work on your suits to minimize the attention paid to certain physical features and downplay their significance. In short, every man can improve his appearance with the help of a skilled suit maker. On that note, we walk you down the sartorial alley recommending the fabric, color and style of suit that is most flattering for tall and thin men.

Heavy Fabrics

Heavy Fabrics

Picking the right suit for any body type doesn’t only depend on the right suit style. You have to pick the suitable fabric as well. If you are tall and thin, you must adorn some heavy fabric to add some weight to your body and strike a proportionate look. Lightweight fabric will hang from your body making your look lankier than what you are; so look for heavy fabric such as tweed or worsted wool.

Light Colors

Light ColorsLight color clothes make you look a little bulky, so a light shade suit brings you an advantage if you are tall and thin. Having said that, suits with vertical pinstripes and dark colors are a big ‘no’, as they accentuate  your height and weight. Go for light colors, such as grey, beige, and so on.

High Button Stance

High Button Stance

A button stance is the position of the waist button on a coat. It is divided into three categories:
Neutral- button positioned at the waist line (a standard ‘V’ line)
Low- below the waistline (creating a deeper ‘V’)
High- above the waist line (short ‘V’ opening of the jacket)
For tall and thin body type, choose a high button stance. Three button suits are ideal for them as they have height and length in proportion to the body type. Tall guys can also go for two button jackets, but make sure to choose the one with a button stance above the navel and closer to the solar plexus.  Today however 2-button jackets are all the rave with the 1st button of the jacket being placed higher than the traditional 2 button.  The lapels have moved up almost to the shoulder, narrowed to 2.75” to 3”; with shoulders also proportionally narrowed and a fairly defined shoulder at the end where the sleeve is attached.  All this with side-vents and you Sir are a contemporarily stylized gentleman.

Single or No Vent Jackets

Single or No Vent Jackets

Most tall and thin people don’t have much of rear to make room for, so they can go for either single vent or no vent jackets. Jacket vents are created to allow easy movement and comfort for the wearer with a stylish touch, but for tall guys single or no vent makes their rear look fuller.  Keep in mind that a custom tailored suit will account for the size or lack there-off of your rear.  Also “Double Vents” are considered very a British style; “Single Vent” is considered American while “No Vent” very Italian.

Sport High or Regular Rise Pants

Sport High or Regular Rise Pants

As tall guys have long legs, they should wear pants in a manner that doesn’t put emphasis on their long legs. Wear regular rise pants to look tall. The rise of the pant is the distance between the waistband and the crotch. Regular rise establishes the proportion between the body and the legs. A regular rise brings symmetry to long legs and torso, establishing a proportionate look between body and the legs.

Epilogue

Knowing the perfect suit type  not only adds style to your collection, but also helps you downplay your certain physical features. A double-breasted suit with light color and heavy fabric will go a long way helping every tall and thin men, divert the attention of people from their body to their suits. Hope this brief read helps you choose a perfect suit for your body type. However, if you want to know further about custom made suits, feel free to contact our stylists at (844) 707-8084