Most tuxedos will fit most body
types properly . . . as long as it is sized right. There are
just a few tuxedos that are particularly suited for particular
guys. So here’s the rundown:
1-button tuxedos – most traditional styling. Quite mature, always appropriate,
shows the most of your vest or cummerbund.
2-button tuxedos – a step more fashionable than a 1 button, but clearly in the
3-button (or more) tuxedos – now you’re stepping out into fashion clothing.
Keep in mind, fashions come and fashions go. While it looks very
sharp today (and likely for the next 4 or 5 years), it will eventually
look like yesterday’s news.
Peak lapels – as classic as can be. The first tuxedo was a one-button, peak lapel
style and peak lapels continue to be the traditionalist's favorite.
Notch lapels – by far the most popular style with over 90% of the sales.
Shawl collars – another very traditional choice. Fit alert – shawl collars tend
to exaggerate round bodies. If you are already a big guy you
may consider shying away from this style tuxedo in favor of a
peak or notch lapel.
Tuxedos are designed for a very fit man. Exacting tailoring provides
a stunning profile . . . along with a higher and smaller armhole.
If you are in good physical shape you’ll be mistaken for Mr.
Bond, James Bond. However, if you’re carrying a few extra pounds
in your midsection we would suggest a different garment.
Freeman tuxedos are very classic in design. Rather than slim like the
Adolfo or oversized like the Hugo
Freeman’s cut is right up the middle. Slightly padded shoulders, some waist
suppression, a gentleman’s tuxedo.
The rest of our tuxedos are quite typical in cut and styling and will likely fit you just fine.