Spring/Summer 2015 Mango Men Suit Guide
We are going to present the ABC of the men's suit according to the Mango brand. You can choose between a wide variety of fits, styles and materials. Just don't stop searching the perfect suit.
Breakdown of a suit
Lapels are the extension of a suit's collar. You will find suits with:
- Notched lapels, which are the most common type of lapel and have a notch accentuated to a greater or lesser degree.
- Peak lapels, which give the impression of broader shoulders and are perfect for achieving a sophisticated and formal look. Also, you will sometimes find that the under-collar of the suit comes with a contrasting felt appliqué.
- Also, you will sometimesfind thatthe under-collar of the suit comes with a contrasting felt appliqué.
In Mango Men suits you will find a welt pocket on the chest and patch or flap pockets at the sides. Side pockets may be slanted or straight and you will sometimes see a third pocket for storing business cards known as a ticket pocket.
Sleeve cuffs come with either decorative or functional buttons. Premium suits have functional buttons with two open buttonholes at the cuffs because these buttons are perceived as a sign of a fine sartorial taste, thus making them more elegant.
There are two types of suit blazer construction: the tailored and the soft construction.
The Tailored blazer is more structured at the shoulders and consistent on the chest and projects a triangular shape. Soft-constructed blazers have rounded shoulders and produce more relaxed silhouettes.
The interlining is made of wool and horsehair, as this fiber is sufficiently rigid to maintain the shape of the suit over time. It can also be made of cotton or rayon to make it softer. (flecha de la izq)
The blazer may be partially or fully-lined and you may find Colombia stitching between the fabric and lining and AMF stitching in the lapels, darts, pockets and vents. This stitching results very attractive as it simulates a handmade stitch and its function is to maintain the blazer’s canvas interlining in place with regard to the external fabric.(flecha derecha arriba)
Each blazer model has three labels in its interior, with information on: the size, the collection and the fit. (flecha abajo)
Styles and Fits
In the world of Tailoring, the fit is the most important aspect. For a suit to fit you well, it must be tailored to the contours of your body. For this reason, we have two fits within the Tailored collection: the CLASSIC-FIT and the SLIM-FIT.
The classic-fit is suitable for a man who has a similar width in the chest and the waist. It consists of a classic length styled in a casual manner, where the blazer is roomier through the body and therefore more comfortable.
The slim-fit remains a smart suiting option, although we can now differentiate between the slim-fit drop 7 and the modern slim-fit drop 8. The slim-fit drop 7 fits a man with a trapezoid-shaped body (where the narrowest part of the torso is the waist) and the modern slim-fit drop 8 is the most common style of fit for men with an inverted triangle body shape (where the shoulders and thighs extend outwards from the waist).
The tailored collection of Mango consists of everyday suits and special occasion suits.
Comprise the Basilia suit family, where you can find different styles: from the more minimal Basel suit to the British-style Basilio and the Neapolitan-patterned Basilia suit.
As Special occasion suits you can choose among the classical Italian design Cádiz suit, the minimal Casel suit and the more classical Cúdoz suit. These suits are reminiscent of lawyers, bankers and businessmen and feature styles with either windowpane check or subtle houndstooth and striped patterns.
Photos and information: mango.com
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