Fitting a Suit to Your Body Type - Page 2
When people think "wow that guy is scarily thin" it comes with no where near the venom that accompanies "what a fat ass." Anyway, embracing the Dior Homme look might be the way to go. Such a look won't even look that tight and unconservative on you. Super thin people in trim clothes still look better than those in baggy clothes. However, avoid the super slim black tie and go with a slim patterned tie. I think slightly lighter colors and patterned fabrics are a good way to go. The waistcoat sounds like a good idea.
I agree. Coco Chanel said you should take your worst feature and make it the focus of your look. It will make you distinctive, stylish and memorable. Many people would love to look like a Dior model. Make lemonade!
I'm currently in the process of transforming myself from a rag wearing college student into a well-dressed, well spoken academic, but I've run into some problems along the way. After lurking in The Forum for a few weeks I've learned a great deal about suit materials, construction, and styles, but I still don't understand how to pair suit features to my body type.
I'm 6'1", but I weigh only 122lbs. I guess you can say I'm a bit "skeletal." Is it stylish for me to appear tall and skinny, or should I try to avoid elongating my form further? What type of shirt collar, button height, lapel width, tie width, and other suit features would complement my slim form to accomplish this (why? I really want to learn)?
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That's not constructive criticism. If you're thinking of a neck that's long and skinny, then probably the typical off-the-rack semi-spread collar dress shirt wouldn't be flattering, but a relatively high collar with that spread sounds like a good fit.
Classic collar shirt is the best choice, slim tie also looks pretty good on a skinny guy. When it comes to suit rules I suggest you to wear two button mostly with notch lapel, low rise trouser would give you an awkward look. I'll also recommend you to wear light pattern, heavy patterns like glen checks, tweed may not look good on you ..
Just found nice guide which might work well for you http://jbsuits.com/blog/dress-according-to-body-shape