A classic British suit – The top 8 features
- The shoulders should neither be too narrow or to wide, but slightly hug the shoulders
- Shoulders should be padded to add structure, rather than bulk
- There should be a sharp 90 degree right angle between the shoulder and the sleeve of the suit
- The waist should show off your shape, with a curve and a slight flare over the hips
- The length of the coat should be proportional to your height
- Traditionally, British suits feature side vents with slightly slanted pockets
- Flat fronted trousers suit slim builds. Where pleated trousers are generally more comfortable for most. A forward pointing pleat is a Savile Row feature.
- Trousers should break slightly at the front, but not at the back. As a general rule, turn ups do not suit the line of a single breasted suit, but work well with double breasted.