Tailoring: Fit Guide
A suit is a must-have piece, a wardrobe essential--every man should have at least one. When buying a ready-to-wear suit, have some important info at hand. You should know your chest, waist and arm lengths and sizes. This lets you make sure the suit fits and is right for you. You should also get measured every few years and keep your stats updated. A good suit doesn’t have to be expensive; like we said before: it’s all about knowing your sizes and what fits flatter you most. At Primark, we have three fits -- tailored, slim and skinny – available in a number of styles.
Skinny has a contemporary fit and feel that taps into the current style vibe. The shorter jacket and sleek lines help elongate the body and legs, letting you cut a longer and leaner figure. You'll find the skinny in cool patterns and bolder colors that guarantee you're on-trend. Jonathan Swartland, our UK-based Menswear Buyer, tells us about tailoring: "Skinny Fit is our trendiest fit and is cut ultra-slim through the shoulders, waist and leg. The jacket is also a little shorter than in the other fits. Like Slim Fit, the suits also come in either single-breasted, 1- or 2-button styles"
Slim Fit sits perfectly between tailored and skinny, with a trim cut that’s closer to the body than tailored, but not as close as skinny. It has sharp but not-too-sleek lines for fluidity and flexibility. Jonathan continues, "Slim Fit: modern and sharp. Our Slim Fit suits have a narrow waist and flat-front, tapered pants; the jackets are either single-breasted, 1- or 2-button."
Tailored is the most classic shape. Updated for the modern man’s wardrobe, it is also the most relaxed cut in our line. Not too slim and not too baggy, making it versatile and flattering for a variety of men. Harry Curran, our Dublin-based Men’s Tailoring Buyer, explains: "Tailored Fit is a new fit for us and replaces the Regular cut. We’re losing the old basic boxy shape, and updating to a more modern silhouette that still works for every man, offered in beautiful textured fabrics."