A Guide to Men’s Suit Styles, Types, Fits and details

Although personal tastes are what often choose the choice of a suit, in general we need help when dressing elegantly , especially young people, who sometimes need some clues to hit the key when they buy their first suit. Thankfully, everyone, both young and old, has MENStyles to lend a hand.

How many types of suits are there?

There are a variety of styles , designs and lace, but the suits of jacket, shirt and pants can be grouped into three large groups :

Classic fit: a safe bet

It is the classic cut , it is not tight but not too loose. Perfect for beginners , but not for teenagers. This type of suit can give a negative feeling put on the body of a young man too young, because it can be big . Normally, a classic fit is the one used daily by many employers and workers in the office. It is more serious than elegant.

Slim fit: tightens but does not drown

The slim fit is a narrower design , which enhances the silhouette better , especially from the waist down. It is a type of suit intended mainly for people with thin or athletic figures . Narrow and rather short pants give the shoes the opportunity to show off more and better . The risk point is found in the socks, they should be a thoughtful choice since they will be in view of everyone. Even many choose pinkies or not wear them. It is the ideal suit to wear in the most important commitments of the year .

Modern fit, the best of the previous joined in a design

This is the subtle combination of the previous styles . Dedicated to all those people who look for the same effect of the slim fit but with more comfort . The short of the pants is not as aggressive and both jacket and shirt have straight features that are reminiscent of the classic style .

Within these three styles evolve other designs that accentuate or soften the basic characteristics of each suit, such as tailored fit, custom fit or superslim fit.

The color of the suit can improve it or it can turn it into a disguise

The color of our suit will convey one sensation or another depending on the choice we make. There are a number of shades that are more socially accepted , but there are other colors more risky that say a lot about our personality.

The three primary colors of the suit

Black, dark gray and navy blue . These are the dyes with which you will not fail. It is going to assure, but that’s not why our image will be less elegant, moreover, these tones are easier to combine and will give us more freedom when choosing accessories. Ideal to go to work and formal and informal appointments .

This is the equation: if you are going to wear the evening dress, choose a dark color; If you are going to exhibit it in broad daylight, better get yourself a lighter color . If the situation involves spending both day and night dressed in it, our suit has to be half horse between one style and another.

This same rule of three should be applied to summer and winter , that is, the colder it is, the darker it must be, while in summer you can bet on lighter colors.

The ultimate in elegance, the costumes

After much experience being an elegant person , we can see ourselves in the position to attend a gala event. This is a territory in which not everyone is prepared. However, men, once again, have an easier choice than that of our comparatives. These are the three types of tuxedos that you can and should wear at a gala event .


Classical among the classics, a safe option with great elegance . It is an ideal choice for label events but not at the highest level, such as cocktails or awards , although over time the tuxedo has evolved and today is considered a perfect label for any event .

It is called smoking jacket because originally it was the jacket that the English gentlemen used on their nights to keep the smell of tobacco impregnated in the rest of the clothes. This consists of jacket, shirt and bow tie that gives meaning to everything. If it is worn with a coat, it must always be black, the white scarf and the hat must be a cup or bowler hat.

The points in favor it has are: versatility, only one accepted color (black), more affordable price compared to its two tag competitors and the possibility of feeling James Bond.

Chaqué(Morning dress)

It is a formal suit that includes a vest and also an unmistakable jacket with very special characteristics. This type of suit is reserved for the high level acts that are celebrated for the day . The protocol states that you should wear, at most, until the beginning of the afternoon.

It reminds us very much of the style of the Peaky Blinders series , and that it has its origin in England. It is also known as ‘tomorrow’s suit’. It is usually seen at weddings, wearing godparents, witnesses or even the groom .

Its parts are a jacket with tail (not as long as the tail), shirt, vest, tie and pants.


It is the only suit for men dedicated to acts of the highest level . It is considered the most elegant costume since it is designed to attend events such as operas, official receptions or gala dinners.

It consists of shirt, vest, bow tie and tail jacket . This model is so classic that it does not usually undergo variations except the alternation between black and white that can exist depending on the hour in which the act is celebrated.

Basic tips to survive a day in costume

The jacket and the pants are not everything. Finish the article knowing the rest of things that you should keep in mind when wearing a suit.

  • Hair and shoes are the parts of you that excel, if you get both dazzled you’ll have half the work done.
  • The color of the belt should be the same as that of the shoes.
  • The color of the handkerchief should never be the same as that of the jacket or the tie, if the jacket is dark look for a lighter color and vice versa.
  • If you want to wear a watch , do not be sporty.
  • Take off your bracelets
  • Sneakers and suit? Yes, but always in informal circles.
  • Innovate in the knot of the tie can end in disaster, the easy bet: Windsor knot
  • Do not abuse add-ons .