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English, Italian, American suit cuts explained

post #1 of 9
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Maybe this belongs in the forum wiki, but I think it would be a great resource here to have a guide to what characterizes a certain cut and what it commonly features. This could also be backed by pictures of the "standard" for single breasted and double breasted in each cut. For example, a typical English suit having two buttons, a ticket pocket, and double vents with single forward-pleated trousers. Another good feature would be what brands are the best in the low, middle, and high end for each cut. Like, I could say Marks and Spencer are the best to get for the English cut if you're not looking to spend a lot of money. Anyways, I'd be glad to add each contribution up here or just let this thread fly if it ends up being stickied. (I hope.) I can't back any of those above examples up with experience, so that's why I'd hope for you all to contribute. Thanks!
post #2 of 9
Pictures say so much more. To wit, the American sack suit:
post #3 of 9
The guy on the right has pretty high armholes but the shoulders are off.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
... this is the reason I love this place. I should add that he's also showing way to much cuff. But really, could we get back on topic?
post #5 of 9
It's a bit more complicated that, with each country (well, less so for the US) having a few different tailoring traditions. Everyone refers everyone to Manton's suit silhouette posts for good reason.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by whoopee
It's a bit more complicated that, with each country (well, less so for the US) having a few different tailoring traditions. Everyone refers everyone to Manton's suit silhouette posts for good reason.
Which is here:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=5067

although that's not to say that pictures wouldn't be helpful, too.
post #7 of 9
Pictures would definately be helpful. I have been pondering this issue for the whole of my life.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I see...
post #9 of 9
I think this is a great pic of the A&S style of English tailoring. http://www.englishcut.com/archives/000165.html
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