Suiting your body type | Rembrandt Suits

Suiting your body type

Suiting your body type

Suiting your body type.

We're here to help you accentuate the positive.

 

 

            SLIM JIM                HEAVY-SET HARVEY         AVERAGE JOE               MUSCLE MAN

  • Characteristics:
    - Small chest
    - Slender up and down frame
    - Hips and shoulders are a             similar width


    Common problems:
    - Baggy poor-fitting suit






    Our solutions:
    - Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection
    - Jacket chest sizes start at 88cm and trouser waist at 76cm
    - Our ‘Narrow’ fit jackets and trousers are for you



    Alterations:
    - We can narrow the waist of your jacket further to provide more shape
    - The waist, thigh and calf of your trousers can be narrowed for a better fit

    Tips and tricks:
    - Layering can give the impression of more volume; add knitwear or a waistcoat between your shirt and jacket
    - A double breasted jacket can add shape to your silhouette
    - Pleated trousers create fullness
    - Avoid overly skinny trousers to disguise chicken legs

  • Characteristics:
    - Pronounced waist in comparison to rest of body
    - Overall rounder body shape



    Common problems:
    - Limited shops and garment options available to you
    - Want the appearance of a slimmer waist
    - Suit fits one part of the body but not others

    Our solutions:
     - Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection
    - Jacket chest sizes go up to size 156cm and trouser waist to 144cm
    - Our ‘Regular’ and ‘Classic’ fit jackets and trousers are for you



    Alterations:
    - Once the jacket is fitting correctly in the abdomen,  we can narrow the shoulder to fit




    Tips and tricks:
    - A great fitting suit can make you appear slimmer
    - Draw the eye to bright accessories such as pocket squares and lapel pins


     

  • Characteristics:
    - Shoulders slightly broader than hips




    Common problems:
    - Most of the time you’ve got it easy. See ‘The Long and the Short of it’ if you’re taller or shorter than the Average Joe



    Our solutions:
    - Select from our full collection of suits and suit separates.
    - Our ‘Narrow’ and ‘Slim’ fit jackets and trousers are for you






    Alterations:
    - Although your body type might be the easiest to fit, some small alterations may be required




    Tips and tricks:
    - Take advantage of the extensive range of fabrics and colours readily available to you
    - Don’t be tempted to dress like everybody else just because you can. Find your unique style and wear it proudly


     

  • Characteristics:
    - Broad shoulders and chest
    - Slim waist
    - Large biceps
    - Large quads, calves and buttocks

    Common problems:
    - Shoulder fits but the waist is left baggy and untidy
    - Tight around thighs, calves and buttocks          



    Our solutions:
    - Select the best sized jacket and trouser combination from our extensive suit separates collection, concentrating on fitting your shoulders and chest correctly
    - Our ‘Regular’ fit jackets are for you
    - For your trouser, focus on fitting the thigh and buttocks first

    Alterations:
    - We can take in the jacket waist to fit correctly
    - We can alter the waist and leg of the trouser as required



    Tips and tricks:
    - Your body type is often the most challenging to fit correctly, we’re here to help
    - Wearing shoes with more bulk can prevent you looking too top heavy


     

Our online store shows a selection of what we have available for your body type.  Visit us in-store to see more.

 

 

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT                

Your height also comes into play when trying to find the perfect fitting suit.  Here are a few additional tips.

  • SHORT

    Our solutions:
    - Ready-to-wear suits available in short fittings for men from 160cm (5’3ft)
    - We can hem your trousers to your required length and slim the leg
    - Our short fitting jackets are 3cm shorter in both body and sleeve 



    Tips and tricks:
    - Even if you’re only a little shorter than the Average Joe, a short fitting suit may well be the perfect solution for you
    - Wear socks the same colour as your trousers to visually lengthen the leg
    - Try wearing a hat, it will add height and draw people’s attention up higher
    - Vertical stripes really work; they trick the eye into seeing a longer torso

  • TALL

    Our solutions:
    - Ready-to-wear suits and shirts available in tall fittings for men up to 205cm (6’8 ft) 
    - Our tall fitting jackets are 3cm longer in both body and sleeve
    - Our tall fitting shirts are 5cm longer in both body and sleeve
    - Our extra long trouser can easily be hemmed to the required length

    Tips and tricks:
    - Wear shoes with slim soles to play down your height 


     

Visit us in-store to see our complete range of garments that are best suited to your height and body type.

 
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