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British vs. Italian vs. American – Suit Fashions & Silhouettes A classic men’s suit is usually said to belong to one of two great tailoring traditions: the British and the Italian. What are the hallmarks of each, how can they be told apart, and where do American suit styles factor into the equation? Read on to discover the differences and details. Between the British, Italian, and American suit styles, each has its own unique geographic characteristics; in particular, the Italian suit has regional variations with different qualities. Some suits also contain hybrid elements of multiple tailoring traditions. In this article,...