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Modern Fit v. Slim Fit Sizing Guide


Finding the perfect suit and tux rental for your special event is about more than just choosing a color or style—you also want the right fit that makes you look and feel your best. While most brick and mortar stores offer the same-old boxy suit or tux fit, all of Generation Tux’s styles also come in modern and slim. And no matter which one you choose, you can rest assured we will have your size. After all, GT carries everything from 3T to Big & Tall sizes.


Not sure which fit is right for you? Here’s some info on modern v. slim to help you make the right decision.

Modern v. Slim Fit: What’s the Difference?

While the actual measurement differences between the two styles isn’t all that different, there is a contrast in how the two sizes look. Which one you opt for will truly depend on your comfort level in each fit and which one you think you look best wearing.  

Modern-Fit Men’s Suit

A Modern Fit suit falls between a classic and slim fit. While it’s not cut as close to the body, it’s a tighter fit than a classic style suit. This modern fit still looks great in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

A Modern Fit jacket fits slightly trim through the shoulder and has a closer fit to the chest but is cut a little looser to allow more room between the body and the jacket—allowing room for comfort and movement.

The Modern Fit pants have a slimmer fit in the seat and thigh area, but still are a little wider near the ankle, which allows for a break in the pants. 

Slim-Fit Men’s Sizing

Slim fit pants are slimmer all the way down the leg, creating a tapered look. The opening around the ankle is smaller, which allows for a shorter hem to show off a pair of statement socks. 

As for the Slim Fit jacket, the look fits closer to the body with a cut narrower through the waist and hips, showing a trimmer waist. The sleeve opening around the wrist is also narrower than the modern, which creates a tapered sleeve all the way down from the shoulder to the wrist.

How to Pick the Right Fit for You?

Generation Tux’s innovative fit technology is just as accurate as your local tailor. That means we can find the best size for you—and you never have to leave the comfort of your home. Simply create an account and answer a few basic questions about your height, weight, usual apparel sizes, preferred fit, etc. and we’ll take care of the rest.

Put Together the Perfect Look

Once you have chosen your tux or suit, you can build your entire look, including ties, vests, pocket squares, lapel pins, socks, shoes and more. And don’t forget to utilize our Free Home Try-On, giving you 48 hours to test drive your look and make any changes before your event.

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