STYLE GUIDE

Suit Fabric Quality

One of the many ways to determine the quality of a suit is the Super Count. Super Count is the measurement of the diameter of the woolen fiber that is used to construct the cloth. For example, Super 100’s are made from 18 microfibers. Super 120’s and 150’s fabric are made from even finer woolen fibers. The higher the Super Count, the finer the fibers. Luca Falcone fabric is evaluated by the finishing, yarn count, weave construction, dimensional stability, crease resistance, clarity, color, and overall feel. Luca Falcone only uses Super 120, Super 150 and up, fine Italian fabric for all suits. All Luca Falcone shirts are made of 100 % Egyptian, Italian, and Swiss Cotton.

Bottom Heavy Men

Darker Pants

Darker color pants are always a good idea. Wear a dark suit or mix it up with a light colored blazer. A two button jacket shows more torso than a 3 button, and a 1 button will show even more chest which will elongate the torso.

Peak Lapels

A peak lapel or wider notch lapel will add volume and width to your upper chest. Creating the illusion of a larger chest, which will emphasize a stronger frame bringing balance to your proportions.

Pinstripes

Vertical lines trick the eyes into seeing a longer figure. A bottom heavy physique will greatly benefit from vertical pinstripes.

Single Vent / Center Vent

It is advised to avoid double-vented jackets. Vents (which are the slits at the back of the jacket) allow more movement. They also attract the eye, so huskier guys may not want to accentuate their backsides. Instead, go for a single-vent jacket which will give you the extra room you need without the extra attention.

Heavier Men

Wear Lightweight Dark Fabrics

A man with a fuller frame will benefit from a lightweight dark custom suit. Suits built from bulkier textiles that are lighter in color will only add weight and emphasizing size. Light colors make the body seem fuller while dark colors provide a slimming affect. Choose colors like black and dark navy which are as complementary as they are classy.

Solids or Vertical Stripe Patterns

Solids work best to create a sleek and slender visual. Loud patterns will definitely work against you. Since vertical stripes elongate the frame, they are both appropriate and chic.

Two Button Jackets

The most flattering look for a heavier man is the two button jacket. The two button is versatile and won’t draw attention to your bulky frame.

Single Vent / Center Vent

It is advised to avoid double-vented jackets. Vents, which are the slits at the back of the jacket, allow more movement. They also attract the eye, so huskier guys may not want to accentuate their backside. Instead, go for a single-vent jacket, which will give you the extra room you need without the extra attention.

Tall & Thin Men

Heavier Fabrics Add Volume

Heavier fabrics add volume to a thin frame, whereas lightweight fabrics have a drape that accentuates a thinner frame. It’s a good idea to go for heavier wools that hold their form. This body type is not limited to just heavy wools. Light colored cotton or linen would also work.

Stay with Lighter Colors

Lighter colors add size to a thinner frame. A nice lighter suit such as a solid grey would do wonders. Pinstripes may create a longer and thinner appearance, but can definitely work with a light colored fabric.

2 and 3 Button

A tall and thin frame will benefit from a two or three button jacket. A double-breasted suit would also work for this body type because it adds volume to the torso creating a stronger frame.

Single Vent

No vent or single vent is recommended to provide a modest, fuller look in the rear.

Shorter Men

Avoid Loud Patterns

Loud and busy patterns create the illusion of a smaller frame.

Wear Vertical Stripes

Much like high heels for a dress shoe, vertical stripes run top to bottom, drawing the eye upward. Plus, they also lengthen your frame by elongating the look of the suit.

1 Button and 2 Button Jackets

Fewer buttons neutralize the proportions of your frame. Wearing a single or two button jacket will create a more sleek line undisrupted by a 3rd button.

Double Vents

The dual slits (or vents) along the side emphasize the outside lines of the body which create an attractive, longer silhouette that complements and lengthens your frame.

Straight or Tapered Pant with No Cuffs

Straight leg or tapered pants with no cuffs are recommended. A normal cuff adds volume to the lower leg which breaks up the slim line of the pant and provides a shorter appearance.