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Trim Down for Spring: 5 Slim Suits We Love

Written by Amanda Gabriele Posted on January 30, 2013

The slim suit isn’t new or groundbreaking, but it is certainly something to explore if you are a slave to the traditional cut. Just look at the executives of Mad Men, and it’s easy to see why more men are choosing to slim down their suit game. And you don’t have to be rail thin to rock this style: a well-tailored, slim-cut suit will make any man look trimmer than the usual boxy design. We’ve chosen five of our favorites to get you started on your quest for a sleeker spring.

SARAR
SARAR has been opening retail locations across the United States, and we can’t get enough of the Turkish brand’s impeccably tailored, yet affordable suiting. This slim-cut, wool blend design is wrinkle resistant, perfect if you’re traveling for business. Classic pockets give it a timeless feel.

Ben Sherman
When we think of slim suiting, English style always comes to mind. And when we think of English style, Ben Sherman is our go-to for the perfect mix of modern and traditional dressing. Every man should have a graphic suit in his wardrobe, and this single-breasted, grey check version is an undeniably handsome option.

J.Crew
Not sure where to start when shopping for a new suit? Not to worry, J.Crew’s personal stylists will help you choose the correct size and fabrication, offering advice tailored to your needs. Their Ludlow Suit in Italian cashmere is incredibly luxurious, constructed with a hand-finished collar and Bemberg lining.

Burberry
We love a dark blue suit for its smart, retro feel, and Burberry London of course does it best. Another English brand known for tailored, slim cuts, Burberry’s wool-mohair blend suit is made to resist wrinkles and look faultless no matter the occasion.

Ralph Lauren Black Label
If classic American is the look you’re going for, Ralph Lauren Black Label is the obvious choice for a sleek, modern cut with a still-traditional feel. Italian-made navy and cream pinstriped wool is a handsome alternative to black, ready for custom-tailoring with hand-finished details.