I guess thats why the models that wear the clothes look that way, right?
Slim suits look best on...slim people. If you're big and have a suit that fits nice/nicely tailored, it just doesnt look as good.
A proper tailor should be able to hide one's physical defects.
Hence, a small, heavy man can be made to look as "good" (whatever that is supposed to mean anyway) as a tall, slim man. Besides, being tall and slim is not necessarily advantageous.
So I would disagree. Cartoonishly slim suits make a slim person look worse just as they would do to a fat person.
That is what I was trying to convey.
Tailored clothing can make a man look either rakish or ridiculous, as well as shorter or taller, fatter or thinner. It is necessary for the tailor to choose models, fabrics and patterns that flatter one's shape while minimising one's defects.
6'2'' and athletic checking in. A slim and propper cut suit is def. what looks best on me.
But I can see from a tailors point of view that having a very irregular body shape, would bring challenge to the tailor.
I watched "Other peoples money" the other day, with Danny DeVito staring as an 80s corporate raider. He had new suits every 10 mins or so...and they all looked pretty damn good on him. And he's pretty much the definition of short and stocky build.