Hi Lifehacker,I’m in the market for a new work suit. Due to my very skinny figure – I’m a 62kg 178cm male – I always feel like a walking clothes hanger wearing a big baggy suit, even when I get them fitted and adjusted by professionals. What should I be looking for in a suit that will look good while not feeling like I’m wearing an academic gown? Thanks, Suited Up
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Dear Suited Up,
As it happens, we’ve just featured a detailed guide to how to choose a suit, so we’ll point you to that for some specific pointers and thoughts on colours.
Our basic advice, however? If you’re really worried about how the suit looks, consider having a bespoke completely tailored from scratch. Yes, this is more expensive than buying a suit off-the-rack and having it adjusted, but you can have it fitted to your exact body type. No matter how skilled your tailor, there are limits to the changes that can be made to an existing manufactured suit.
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