Men's Suit styles are fairly simple to understand. There are basically four popular main styles. All other styles are a hybrid variety of the four basic styles mixed up in different ways by suit designers to provide a wide choice to the customers. Because any durable and fashionable suit is quite expensive, you need to know all the different varieties of suit before making the final choice. If you are clear in your mind what exactly you want, you can avoid the feeling of confusion and helplessness and in a better position when spending large sums of money on while buying a suit.
The four widely acknowledged styles of suits are American suits, British suits, Mandarin suits and Italian suits. The Italian style suit is double-breasted and looks elegant when worn by tall men. The British style suit is single breasted and offers a rich stately look in comparison to other styles. The American style suit is more casual than the rest and makes the wearer look much younger than his years. The Mandarin suit reflects true oriental culture.
The style you wish to choose is really a matter of personal preference. The things to be considered are one's physical build-up, personal taste, and the occasion to wear the suit. Suit designs come in all shapes, sizes, patterns, styles, colors, and even different fabrics. Styles also come in the form of button types and number of buttons, jacket styles, and trouser styles.
Most modern suits are generally made of wool and wool is certainly the most versatile fabric for all types of suits. Wool is comfortable to wear, wrinkle-resistant, and has durability. Another unique quality of wool is its ability to absorb moisture. The most common types of wool suits are merino, cashmere and angora. Flannel has lost quite a bit of its popularity because it is a heavy fabric that makes the wearer feel uncomfortable during warm season. Another negative point is flannel is not durable and begins to peel over time.
Cotton is indeed a durable fabric ubiquitously used in American suits though Europeans do not fancy cotton suits. Like wool, cotton can absorb sweat and keep you cool even during humid conditions. Cotton is quite easy to maintain as it is machine-washable. Linen is ideal suit material for wearing while visiting tropical countries.A linen suit is lightweight but it creases very easily.