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Italian vs British vs American cut

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Can someone kindly explain in detail what the difference are between those three cuts.

All help are appreciated
post #2 of 20
In the RTW world, this varies by manufacturer. Some Italian cuts are cut differently than others. Same goes for Brit and American.
post #3 of 20
Are we talking suits?

If so, then there are people who know much more than me here, albeit I am only 22 years old.

But, briefly:

Italian: very slim, very trendy, double vented, narrow lapels, low button stance (see RLBL); this is what you wear when you go out to a classy place and want to get laid
American: terrible is the only thing that comes to mind. Unvented, baggy, etc etc
English: Fits very well, fairly conservative, great for the CEO's (see RLPL)
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yes i am talking about suits
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by i killed judas. View Post
Are we talking suits?

If so, then there are people who know much more than me here, albeit I am only 22 years old.

But, briefly:

Italian: very slim, very trendy, double vented, narrow lapels, low button stance (see RLBL); this is what you wear when you go out to a classy place and want to get laid
American: terrible is the only thing that comes to mind. Unvented, baggy, etc etc
English: Fits very well, fairly conservative, great for the CEO's (see RLPL)

/thread
post #6 of 20
Italian - are generally cut a slimmer mor close to the body. The suits are usually lighter wieght matching the climate conditions. The jackets tend to be side vented with stuctured shoulders, some such as Corneliani has veavily padded shoulders. the pants are cut slim but are not sevearly tappered.

British - Most have padded shoulders with slight waist supression, not as much as the Italian suits. The cut is sume what fuller but not as much as the Continental. the pants are usually very tapered at the botom.

American - Fuller cut suit with more drape. The shoulders are usually natural with minium padding. The jackets are tend to be single vented with a more boxy overall shape. The pants are also more fuller cut throught.

The american sack suit, popularized by BB is a full cut suits with no darts, single vented with natural shoulders.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by i killed judas. View Post
Italian: very slim, very trendy, double vented, narrow lapels, low button stance (see RLBL); this is what you wear when you go out to a classy place and want to get laid
American: terrible is the only thing that comes to mind. Unvented, baggy, etc etc
English: Fits very well, fairly conservative, great for the CEO's (see RLPL)

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Originally Posted by Sir James View Post
Italian - are generally cut a slimmer mor close to the body. The suits are usually lighter wieght matching the climate conditions. The jackets tend to be side vented with stuctured shoulders, some such as Corneliani has veavily padded shoulders. the pants are cut slim but are not sevearly tappered.

British - Most have padded shoulders with slight waist supression, not as much as the Italian suits. The cut is sume what fuller but not as much as the Continental. the pants are usually very tapered at the botom.

American - Fuller cut suit with more drape. The shoulders are usually natural with minium padding. The jackets are tend to be single vented with a more boxy overall shape. The pants are also more fuller cut throught.

The american sack suit, popularized by BB is a full cut suits with no darts, single vented with natural shoulders.

Holy leaping generalizations, Batman!
post #8 of 20
I thought classic Italian was no vents and English was single vent (ala riding clothes)?
post #9 of 20
I thought classic English was dual vent...
post #10 of 20
It's going to be a long day!
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by i killed judas. View Post
Are we talking suits?

If so, then there are people who know much more than me here, albeit I am only 22 years old.


You should've just stopped right there.
post #12 of 20
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It's going to be a long day!

Oh come on, Despos! Don't just sit there on the couch watching. Throw a little of your wisdom our way.
post #13 of 20
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Holy leaping generalizations, Batman!
+1 The reality of it is, there is no 'three cuts' for american, english or Italian, that are so stark in their differences that you could classify them so simply. There are aspects of each that could lead you in a direction, but what has been said above isnt exactly representative of those styles. 'padded shoulders', i tried on an Armani Jacket the other day, and i have two Canali's and a Zegna, they all have padded shoulders, for a strong shoulder line, and they're all Italian.
post #14 of 20
I really want to mess with things then, cause if I could have a bespoke suit made, I'd go for high armholes, more fitted, peak lapels, and a soft natural shoulder along with good waist suppression. So not sure if this would fit into any particular camp. I believe I've seen a few nice examples of a grey herringbone Cornelliani suit that exemplified this, although the shoulders appeared more padded than I'd probably like.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
+1


The reality of it is, there is no 'three cuts' for american, english or Italian, that are so stark in their differences that you could classify them so simply. There are aspects of each that could lead you in a direction, but what has been said above isnt exactly representative of those styles.

'padded shoulders', i tried on an Armani Jacket the other day, and i have two Canali's and a Zegna, they all have padded shoulders, for a strong shoulder line, and they're all Italian.

It's worse then that isn't it? Zegna has three different cuts . Roma,Milano and the Traveller cut of odd jackets. Which would be the more Italian?
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