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Our recommendation to guys who are athletically fit and want a standard off-the-rack suit to fit properly is to get to know your tailor. Athletic body types are not typically catered for in off-the-rack apparel. There are some “athletic fit” suits available, but they are not very many, and they could still require significant adjustments to get the right fit.

Men who require an athletic fit are increasingly choosing made-to-measure suits for the reasons mentioned above. Custom suits were once only worn by the wealthy and well-connected. They were tailored to measure.

An off-the-rack outfit is probably not going to fit you if you lift a lot of weight. It might be challenging to find suits that fit, while several clothing brands are starting to provide particular cuts for athletic fits these days. Here at Bentex Suits, we cater o all body types and make sure that no matter what built one has, we provide you with the perfectly fit custom made tailored to your built suit.

Bodybuilders and Cross fitters may feel as though the fashion industry is against them. There is considerable validity to the statement that businesses utilise fit models with a supposedly “ideal” body type to produce their fits. Almost all companies choose thin frames for their 2-3 fit models. Are you squatting? Put those store-bought, skinny trousers away.

Nathan Adrian, an Olympic swimmer, isn’t exactly what the fashion industry would refer to as “sample size,” at 6’6″ and 220 pounds. According to Kevin Flammia, founder and CEO of RFM apparel, a menswear company designed exclusively for sportsmen, “most athletes notoriously have that V-shaped torso.” “This implies that their broad shoulders will surpass their slender waists.”

Guys who are active may have trouble finding clothes that fit them well because of their athletic build. While Adrian is virtually always pictured in swimwear, the Rio Gold Medalist frequently displays that, when it comes to dry-land style, he’s anything but a fish out of water. We’ll take some of the credit for the expansion of the made-to-measure clothing industry these days, and the athletic fit specialist no longer needs to be paid like a professional athlete to acquire high-end bespoke apparel.

So what, if you need an athletic fit, should you look for in a made-to-measure suit? When athletic fit guys approach us with fit-related issues, we advise them to concentrate on two main areas:

  1. The measurements

Good measurements are the foundation of any well-fitting made-to-measure suit. You’ll need assistance from another person to obtain measurements that are really accurate. That involves getting help from a tailor or a friend. The individual taking your measurements should prioritize accuracy in both scenarios.

This is not the time to provide measures that are “aspirational.” Certain parts of their bodies cause concerns, even in individuals with enviable athletic physiques. Even if you might wish you were a little bit taller, like Skee-Lo, don’t pretend to be 5’10” when you’re actually 5’8″. All it will result in is a made-to-measure suit that is too small.

2. The Tailoring

Accurate measurements will provide the basis for a well-fitting outfit. That’s important, but if you have an athletic fit body type, there are other things you can do to make sure your suit fits you properly and looks amazing.

3. Make sure your V shape is reflected in the “Chest-To-Stomach” ratio.

The majority of store-bought clothing that fits you well in the chest will be too big in the abdomen. However, we’ll need to specifically curve the breast area to the natural waist in order to achieve that elegant, European style.

4. When reducing the size of the jacket sleeve opening, make space for your biceps.

Maintain a comfortable gun show by slenderizing the sleeve cuff area to achieve a great tapering profile and leaving enough room in the upper arm.

5. Opt for tapered trousers rather than straight legs.

This will have a profound impact. The look is produced by narrowing the area more towards the pant cuff opening while still providing ample space in the thigh area (squat-city). Take care to leave little to no break on the trousers, especially if you’re short.

6. Everyone should fit in well.

Bentex Suits is thrilled to blend the luxury of athleisure with the artistry of custom tailoring, making it the ideal choice for individuals who value their physical well-being. So you may have quality apparel that’s both comfy and makes you look amazing.

7. Pick a suit style carefully.

Black Lapel offers three distinct suit fits: regular fit, tailored fit, and thin fit. Because we enjoy how a thin fit fits most guys’ frames and flatters their natural shape, we frequently advise males to go with it. Adopting the organic form of an athletically fit man with a noticeable waist and broad upper limbs and legs, however, may backfire and result in a costume that resembles something designed for Jessica Rabbit. Sports fit types should select between the tailored and standard fits, which are less tapered overall and have less waist suppression.

8. Put on a vest

For any male, wearing a vest with a suit is a terrific idea. Because you may wear the vest informally outside of the suit or with the suit for a three-piece ensemble, it increases versatility. When a man has an athletic build, the vest helps to reduce the hourglass form by drawing attention to the waist.

9. Make pleats in your trousers.

Purchasing pleated trousers is not as bad as the fashion press has made it seem. Pleats are not necessary for the normal guy whose hip to knee distance is quite straight. However, pleats can give you the extra room in your upper legs if your waist and stomach are little but your hips and muscular thighs are wide. Pleated trousers are often always cuffed. If you’re a fit, athletic guy, do as the tradition says. The pants’ bottom cuffs give your ankles more volume, which lessens the pegleg effect that would result from the big thighs of the pants tapering to a tiny ankle opening.

10. Select many buttons.

A one-button suit is a great way to give your outfit a little bit of personality, as we’ve previously mentioned. However, avoid the one-button if your body type is sporty and fit. First of all, it’s a minimalist, fashion-forward style that doesn’t really go with the more conventional looks we’ve recommended above. Additionally, the lower button stance tightens your waist, and the single button highlights your midsection visually. The jacket has an hourglass shape thanks to this cinching. A two-button suit, with its higher button position, will counteract that by drawing attention away from your waist.

11. Select conventional lapels.

Our favourite contemporary element is the thin lapel. But another area where physically fit guys should exercise caution is lapel width, a topic we covered in-depth in a previous piece. Regular sized lapels work best for those with barrel chests. A slim lapel will start to look out of scale and like one of those ridiculously trendy skinny lapels from a few years ago if you have a large chest. Go with a conventional sized lapel and stay true to the basics. Speaking of trends, this is a wonderful opportunity to get rid of any really thin because lapel and tie width go hand in hand.

12. Increase the vents by twofold.

We advocate for suit jackets with twin vents, sometimes known as side vents. The sleek lines that cover your ass even as you reach into your pocket are appealing to us. We are even more in favour of the side vent for guys who are athletically fit. In addition to flaring hips in the jacket, excessive waist suppression is one of the main causes of the dreaded hourglass form of a suit. Hip flare will worsen in a jacket with no vents or just one vent, although side vents can lessen flare.