Color, Cut, and Material: A Suit for Every Occasion

At the Ventresca Ltd. store in historic Doylestown Bucks County, our expert tailors design and build the highest-quality suits for discerning men in the Delaware Valley. If you are considering a custom-made suit, you may have an idea of what you want, but it helps to get some background information before you make any choices. We would like to share some information that will help you choose the right suit (color, cut, and material) for your next event.

Choice of Fabric

The material you choose for your suit will play a major role in determining which events and situations will be appropriate for it. Wool is the most common suit material, and it is appropriate for both formal and casual events as well as cold or warm weather. A dark-colored wool (blue, gray, or black) will be the most versatile, and it can be paired with a colorful tie and pocket square to create more visual interest. You may also want to add some more colorful suit options to your wardrobe to complement specific shirts, ties, or shoes.

Linen is another popular choice, although it is best suited for casual events in the warm seasons. Its breathability will keep you cool, but it does tend to wrinkle. That’s why a linen suit is not something you can wear at work or at formal events, although it can make sense for a beach destination wedding. There are also a variety of woven fabrics available, like houndstooth, twill, seersucker, or corduroy. Again, these are usually seen more in casual situations, but some exceptions exist.

You have so many different fabrics and colors to choose from when building a custom suit or shopping for your destination wedding attire in Bucks County. That’s why your best bet is to consult the style experts at Ventresca Ltd. to determine which fabrics will work best for your needs.

Choosing a Suit Cut

Different occasions call for different suits, and the cut you choose will be what determines the overall impression people get from you. Talk to our style team about any of the following suit cuts:

  • Classic Fit Suit – As the name suggests, this is a suit that will work in a range of situations. It’s designed to be comfortable and breathable, without looking too loose. The classic fit suit jacket is perfect for the office or a weekend wedding, and you can even ditch the suit pants for a nice pair of jeans to achieve a more casual look.
  • Slim Fit Suit – This form-fitting style has become more popular over the last decade. A slim-fit suit jacket has a narrower chest and waist, so it can make you look slimmer and taller, but it is generally more appropriate for casual situations.
  • Modern Fit Suit – This cut possesses the best of both worlds; you get the comfort and versatility of a classic fit suit with the sleek look of a slim-fit suit. A modern fit can work for any occasion.

Buttons and Lapels

When it comes to suit jackets, you can choose single or double-breasted, and three different styles of lapels.

Button Styles

A single-breasted jacket has one row of buttons, usually two or three. The single row of buttons gives this type of jacket a narrower appearance, and it is the style that most men wear in professional settings. That’s not to say it won’t work for casual occasions; a single-breasted jacket is very versatile. 

On the other hand, a double-breasted jacket has two rows of buttons, and one is just for show. These jackets give the appearance of a wider frame and are generally more appropriate for formal occasions.

Lapel Choices

As for lapels, you can choose from a notch, shawl, or peak. The notch lapel is the most common style, and you will see it on business suits as well as casual blazers. The shawl style has no notch, and it is mostly seen on tuxedos and other formalwear. If you want something in-between, the peak lapel is a good choice, especially for double-breasted suits.

Custom-Made Suits in Doylestown, Bucks County

Ventresca Ltd. has been creating the finest men’s clothing in the Delaware Valley for more than 40 years. We can build you a custom-made suit for any occasion, including day-to-day wear at the office, formal events, weddings, and date nights. Get in touch with us by calling (215) 348-3139 for custom suits in Bucks County, Philadelphia, or anywhere else nearby.

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Color, Cut, and Material: A Suit for Every Occasion