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How to Dress for Your Body Type

Whether you’re into dressing casually, or prefer custom business attire (suits, jacket and trouser separates, etc.), there’s nothing more unflattering than wearing clothes that do not correctly fit your body. Any well-dressed man knows that the fit of an outfit or piece of clothing is one of the most important things in looking great and feeling confident. To help you look and feel your best, here are some general tips and guidelines on how to dress for your body type, whether you have an athletic build, are slimmer or heavier, are taller or shorter, etc.

Mohan’s Custom Tailors NYC — which has been providing the highest quality of custom men’s tailoring and clothes-making services since 1972 — can give you specific pointers on how to dress for your exact size and shape.

  • Add definition where there is none (i.e., wear a jacket to create depth and visual strength in the shoulders).
  • Dark colors—charcoal, navy, and black—instantly slim the wearer visually.
  • Wear vertical stripes and vertically-stripped patterns to lengthen and slim down your silhouette.
  • Skinny jeans and slim fit/tapered pants draw the eye to the center of your body, so opt for straight-leg pants if you have a round waist.

Make an Appointment with Mohan’s Custom Tailors

If you need help determining the perfect fit for your business casual, formal or other clothing, contact Mohan’s Custom Tailors for more information and the ultimate in bespoke menswear design.

Please call us at (212) 697-0050, or complete the brief form on the “Book an Appointment” page of our website, to learn your options and get the unique Mohan’s experience.