You read it everywhere “Slim fit”; no matter the piece of clothing, ‘Slim Fit’ is everywhere.
So what does it actually mean, and what can it do to you? In this blog post we will focus on the term when buying a new suit.
Well, when you buy a slim fit suit the purpose is to flatter your body shape. A Slim Fit Suit is, as you can imagine by the name, a suit close to your body with very little
With Hockerty, we give you the option to choose between Slim Fit and Classic/Regular Fit when you buy your suit. Regardless if you customize your suit from scratch or if you pick one from our collections, you can make any changes to the suit as you want.
Below are two pictures to show the difference in fit in both pants and jacket (the fabric used in both suits is called "Skyland" and is a cotton-linen-blend. The linen is perfect for warmer temperatures, while the cotton helps the suit to not crease as much as a 100% linen suit would).
Slim Fit vs Classic Fit
The jacket should be close to your body with some room to move. You don't want the jacket to feel as though you're in a restraining jacket and can't move freely. The jacket should hug your body. Remember, a slim fit jacket does not mean going too tight or too small in size, but it also does not mean it should be loose enough that can you do sports in it.. remember, it's a suit. When we say it should not be too tight we are thinking in "Suit Style" not in general clothing terms.
Just like your jacket, your trousers/pants should be close to your body with little extra fabric. The trousers/pants legs should be tapered. If you buy a slim fit suit off the rack, it can be that you have to visit a tailor to have your trousers/pants legs tapered. This is why we recommend having your suit tailored to make sure all these details are taken care of from the beginning.
Just like the trousers/pants legs, the jacket sleeves should be tapered as well when you wear a slim fit suit. They will be closer to your wrist than a classic, or regular, fit suit sleeves would be.
There are many options of Slim Fit Suits; here are some of our classics.
A slim fit suit is general speaking flattering on most body types, as the suit follows the body shape and does not have a lot of excess fabric to that can add unwanted extra fabric in places that may not be flattering to your body type.
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