Fashion & Apparel

Italian Cut Suits on Larger Men

  • Last Updated:
  • Oct 31st, 2017 1:31 pm
[OP]
Member
Jun 7, 2009
228 posts
79 upvotes
Toronto

Italian Cut Suits on Larger Men

I wanted to pick the brains of the members here regarding Italian Cut suits on larger men. As I understand it, the Italian cut suit is mainly designed for the body type of the classic Italian gentleman. However, I wonder if the majority of the features can be adopted to the body types of larger gentlemen, with certain modifications.

Jacket:
Light Cloth
Light Canvas
Unstructured Shoulder
Fitted (but not so tight that it shows the body outline)
Sleek Silhouette
High Buttons
Flapless (Jetted) Pockets
High Gorge Lines
Low Overall Padding
No Vent (This may not work well for larger men, so centre vent instead?)

Pants:
Tapered Waist
Tight Hips
No Break
7 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 8, 2005
4328 posts
515 upvotes
Waste of time/money. Just get something that is "classic" or "american fit" from brands that do them.
[OP]
Member
Jun 7, 2009
228 posts
79 upvotes
Toronto
But American fit is so boxy....
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 8, 2005
4328 posts
515 upvotes
You already said you're a "larger man", whether consist of fat or muscle you didn't elaborate.

Most Italian or European men are thin, so those suits are designed to fit their silhouette.
[OP]
Member
Jun 7, 2009
228 posts
79 upvotes
Toronto
Muscle with a bit of fat.

The question was more about adapting certain features of the Italian Cut in an MTM / Bespoke setting, while accommodating for the body shape of a larger gentleman.
[OP]
Member
Jun 7, 2009
228 posts
79 upvotes
Toronto
MTM prices start at $695, so probably around there.
Sr. Member
May 27, 2004
947 posts
169 upvotes
Brioni fits really, really well for bigger men as do some Canali cuts.

The Harry Rosen outlet in the Heartland/Mississauga area sometimes has good deals.

Top