Body Types


The following factors in combination, influence which styles suit you best:

  • Your vertical body type.

  • Your horizontal body type.

  • Your bone structure.

  • Your height.

  • Your weight.

  • Your shoulder width and angle.

  • Your neck length and circumference.

  • Your age.

  • Any problem areas such as a large bottom, saddlebags or a dowager’s hump.

These factors will be fully accounted for in your a personalised version.


Vertical Body Types

A man’s body can be divided into four sections; these determine his vertical body type.  The sections are:

  • The top of the head to the nipple line.

  • The nipple line to the hipline (fullest part of the bottom).

  • The hipline to the centre of the kneecap.

  • The kneecap to the floor.

All men fall into one of three specific vertical body types:

Balanced Body

The Balanced Body

This is the most common body type. This man is almost perfectly divided in half at the hipline. Above and below his hipline he has one long and one short segment. The short segments (nipple line-to-hip and hip-to-knee) are similar in length as are the long segments (head-to-nipple line and knee-to-floor).

Long Legs

Long Legs, Short Torso

This body type is most common with tall men, though some short men will also fall into this category. When you measure the four sections between the head, nipple-line, hip, knee and the floor, it becomes apparent that this man not only has legs that are very long in relation to his torso length, but that he also appears to have a high waisted. He will often feel most comfortable with his appearance when his shirts are out rather than tucked in.

Short Legs

Short Legs, Long Torso

This body type is most common with men of short to medium stature, though some tall men will also fall into this category. This man measures longer from his head to hipline than hipline to the floor.