Fitted tuxedos are one of the hottest trends in Men’s fashion. They are known as slim fit. Tailored fit or athletic fit tuxedos. Despite the first impression from the untrained eye, not all tuxedo coats are the same. Different coats will fit different people better than others, and possibly the biggest factor when considering what tuxedo to rent or buy is whether you want a fitted tuxedo or not.
The definition of a fitted tuxedo is pretty obvious: a tuxedo which was either tailored specifically for your body, or looks like it was tailored for you. Typically a tuxedo that is fitted will conform to your body. Accentuating all of your best physical features. For example, it will taper more in the waist area, usually have either smaller or non-existent shoulder pads, and most fitted tuxedos nowadays are made of a lighter, more comfortable weave of fabric than a standard tuxedo.
When Not To Wear a Fitted Tuxedo
As strange as it may sound that I have to say this, fitted tuxedos are not for everyone. There are some body types that a fitted tuxedo will actually look worse on, as opposed to a standard fit tuxedo. For someone overweight a fitted tuxedo coat will not only cling to their larger abdomen and make it more obvious. But there will be a lot less room in the chest area, which always means less mobility.
In some cases, there will even be a chance that the fitted tuxedo coat could rip open. Permanently damaging the garment; an expensive mistake if it’s a rental. Fitted tuxedos are typically only made up to a certain size. Usually between a 46 to a 54, going by chest sizes. The biggest size currently available on Ike Behar’s website in a two-button notch lapel style is a 48 chest.
A fitted tuxedo can either be a great idea, or a terrible one. Fitted tuxedos are generally more expensive than standard ones, so buying a standard tuxedo might save you some scratch. However, if you want the optimal look and performance for your formalwear. Then the fitted tuxedo is the way to go.