A suit is a staple garment, a wardrobe essential, in which every man should own at least one. When buying an off the peg suit its best to come prepared. It’s rather important to know your chest, waist and arm lengths and sizes. This helps when buying to ensure that the suit fits and is right for you. It’s also advised to get measured every few years and update your statistics accordingly. A good suit doesn’t have to be costly as mentioned before it’s all about knowing your sizes and what fits flatter you best. At Primark, we have three silhouettes - tailored, slim and skinny – which are available in an array of styles.
Skinny offers a contemporary fit and feel that taps into the current moment and mood. The shorter jacket and sleek lines helps elongate the body and legs creating a longer and leaner silhouette. The skinny is available in interesting patterns and bolder colours that ensure fashionability. Jonathan Swartland menswear buyer on tailoring based in our Reading office states, ‘Skinny Fit is our fashion fit and is cut ultra-slim through the shoulders, waist and through the leg. The jacket is also a little shorter than the other fits. Like Slim Fit, the suits also come in either single-breasted 1 or 2 button styles’
Slim fit sits perfectly in-between tailored and skinny, with a trim cut that’s closer to the body than tailored, yet not as close as skinny. Offering sharp lines that aren’t too sleek allowing for fluidity and flexibility. Jonathan goes on to say, ‘Slim Fits, Modern and sharp, our Slim Fit suits have a narrow waist and tapered trousers and have either single-breasted 1 or 2 button jackets, with flat-front trousers’.
Tailored is the most classic shape, updated for the modern man’s wardrobe, it is also the most relaxed cut in our range. Not too slim and not too baggy making it versatile and adaptable to a diverse variety of men. Harry Curran, men’s tailoring buyer based in our Dublin offices 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 the everyman. Offered in beautiful textured fabrics.’