Alisha asked…My husband has an athletic build, and many of the  stylish suits out there today are tailored for the slim build. I don’t know where to turn to find a good suit for him. What color, cut, designer would you suggest for now? One more thing — what pant style will best on an athletic build?

Alisha…First things first, you’re going to need to find a great tailor. It will be money well spent. Why? Men with an athletic build should be buying pants that fit their ‘seat’ (arse and thighs), not their waist. If the pant fits in the seat, they’re going to be comfortable; they will 100% need to be taken in at the waist by a tailor. J Crew, Gap, and Banana Republic all have has great flat front chinos.

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As far as suits are concerned…the situation remains generally the same. A man with an athletic build is a bit less likely to be able to go with the slim fit trend. This being said, with a great tailor, many things are possible! Hugo Boss  suits are amazing for athletic builds! You may still need a bit of tailoring. My color suggestion for spring/summer 2014…Blue! It’s a great color for the season. My second color choice would be grey. A great grey is easily a year round suit. Bloomigdale’s has a great selection of Hugo Boss suits.

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I hope this answers your question Alisha? Thank you for your interest and support!