GQ just sent me an article that I thought I’d share. You’ll see that even if you are a little rounded, a properly fitted suit can make a world of difference!
All will agree that GQ’s fashion police did a terrific job getting Joshua looking like a million bucks. Josh is a stunt actor coming in at 6’2″ and over 230 lbs!
The magic is in getting the shoulders to fit. Since Josh has very rounded shoulders, I would stay away from some of today’s unstructured garments and go with a slightly capped shoulder with moderate padding. Those rounded shoulders take on a very sculptured look with some straight lines applied!
I’d recommend a lapel of 3 1/4″ for a person with Josh’s build. Smaller will look goofy.
Nip the jacket waist slightly and all of a sudden, Joshua looks cut!
Finally, the pants need to be comfortable but roomy enough in the thigh for a big guy. A flat front, with the proper thigh measurement will look like a million, but be very comfortable…the taper from knee to floor can be even more slimming depending on the indiidual’s calf size.
Joshua and others with his build will have difficulty finding suits that fit properly off the rack. A custom tailor will measure his shoulders, and mid section for a perfect fit. And since, the pants will be custom, there is no worrying about taking the pant waist in to accommodate the larger pant that would invariably come with the jacket to fit Joshua.
If you are built like Joshua, seek out your local custom clothier and show him this GQ photo.
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom