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English, Italian, American suit cuts explained

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jovan, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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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!
     
  2. countdemoney

    countdemoney Senior member

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    Pictures say so much more. To wit, the American sack suit: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The guy on the right has pretty high armholes but the shoulders are off.
     
  4. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    ... 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?[​IMG]
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    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.
     
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    Pictures would definately be helpful. I have been pondering this issue for the whole of my life. [​IMG]
     
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    Jovan Senior member

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