The "cut" of a suit refers to how the suit generally hangs off your body. There are three general cuts:

  1. The American cut- the industry standard, middle of the road suit cut. This is basically the normal type of suit you see people wearing and should be your choice of cut for your first suit.

  2. The full cut- this kind of suit is not tapered at the waist, so it tends to hang straight down and allow more room at the waist. This cut is often preferred by fuller-figured men, complete with a two-vented jacket. This is a classic look which would be acceptable for a first suit.

  3. The European cut- this one tapers at the waist, for a trim, fit look. Before buying a suit with a European cut, make sure you are trim and fit and not planning to gain weight.

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