An English or British Traditional Cut features proportions closer to the body. These suits have slightly narrower shoulders, a closer fit at the chest and an hourglass shape at the waist. The skirt (hip) section of the jacket flares out ever so slightly to accentuate the waist.
An Italian Cut menÂ´s suit features an overall proportion more like an inverted V, where the shoulders are accentuated, the waist is tapered, and the hips are snug and close to the body.
The British Traditional Cut is ideal for a standard proportioned body structure that is not too slim nor too full. An Italian Cut is more ideal for an athletic figure. Think Sean Connery (perfect figure for the British cut) and think Pierce Brosnan (great physique to carry an Italian tailored suit).
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