4. Get your suit (and anything else that doesn’t quite fit) Tailored.
Fit is everything—not just when it comes to suits, but for every item you wear. If you’re in shape, you want your clothing to show that, not hide it. Athletic fits aren’t just “in”—timeless dressing has always looked better on fit men. Even in the blousy ’70s, if you were dressing from Saville Row (and were in good shape), your clothing would show off your body.
Athletic suit designs these days mean that Bonobos (and labels like J. Crew and Todd Snyder) are building suits “to accommodate a more built guy, whose shoulders are a little bigger, and whose chest is bigger,” says Fenton. Brands focused on fit guys tend to use traditional tailoring, but dramatically narrow the taper from shoulder to waist.
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