British Suits: What Makes Them Standout and Do They Suit My Body Type?

Inasmuch as a suit is a suit, not all suits are created equal. Though, since globalization, there has been a lot of melding of styles but suits are a bit like wines and cheese. Every country that makes them seems to have its own unique style. British suits are one of the most famous suits in the world and it is just right to talk about what makes it stand out. 

The devil is in the details. Here’s a quick list of the details with regards to British suits:

  • A jacket should have vents on the sides
  • High armholes
  • A single-breasted jacket. Two buttoned more than likely.
  • Unpadded or lightly padded shoulders
  • Material draped over the shoulder blades is accentuating.

What is Drape?

The word “drape” is associated with British suits. The details mentioned above are important. However, they are not strictly British, at least not in the present day.

It may look like additional material might make for a sloppy presentation. If you strategically place the aforementioned across your chest it oozes masculinity by highlighting your muscles. It will create a beautiful contrast to the tapered waist of the jacket. An added benefit of this drape is that the jacket becomes roomier and more comfortable, with greater freedom of movement.

Will A British Suit Fit My Body Type?

Generally speaking, yes. These suits are great at accentuating the body’s positives and mitigating its negatives and works beautifully on most body types.

Heavyset men would be an exception to this and it will only be in specific areas of their body as the extra material runs the risk of further accentuating a bigger guy’s girth.

British suits have been here for ages and are not going anywhere. Here at Apsley Tailors, we create the best suits for you! For more information, contact us here.



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