Style Figuration Hints


Knowing what works and what doesn't is key to getting the best from your wardrobe

TALL & SLIM
  • Avoid pinstripes, they emphasise narrowness
  • Jackets should accentuate width, loose waist, flap pockets with maybe an outside ticket pocket. Double breasted jackets are ideal
  • Wear pattern fabrics
  • Single breasted button 3 is fashionable but tends to lengthen the body
  • Avoid shirts with long collar points and narrow ties as they make the face look longer. Try instead a Windsor spread collar.
THICK-SET
  • Avoid any check designs and wear instead pinstripes and chalk stripes
  • Jackets could be double breasted as they can cover any corpulence and the peaked lapels move the eye upwards from the waist
  • Wear medium to dark colours
  • Avoid button down or spread collar shirts, instead wear longer collar points with a bold design tie. But be sure it is long enough to reach your trousers!
SHORT
  • Pinstripes and narrow chalk stripes flatter the figure
  • Jackets should be single breasted button 2 or 3, avoid double breasted
  • The jacket length should be shorter as it lengthens the legs, making you appear taller
  • Shirts should with longer pointed collars with small tie knots.
ATHLETIC
  • Jackets should be single breasted with a long lapel
  • Dark colours minimise any bulk
  • Because of broad shoulders and a narrow waist, all garments should be made-to-measure to achieve the optimum fit.

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