Mens Suit Styles are not all that complicated. The main thing you really need to know is that there are four main styles. Everything else is just a hodgepodge of the 4 mixed up so you can't tell.
The Italian style is a double breasted suit and is usually a good choice for very tall men.
The British style is single breasted and gives off a more regal look than its counterparts.
The American style is the most relaxed of the four and gives off a younger image.
The Mandarin suit is the most unique of the four as it is influenced by more traditional eastern cultures.
Which style you choose is really a matter of preference. One has to consider his body type, personal style, and where he plans to wear the suit.
This is a picture of the three main mens suit styles. You'll be able to get another look at each individually when you check out their individual pages. I'll save the picture of the mandarin style for its page, so you can see it there.
Other than the mandarin suit, you'll find that all suits have lapels and collars. Each style can have the exact same collar sizes and lapel widths or completely different size collars and lapel widths. Also, within each style the suits can vary dramatically.
Some of these styles will have vents and some will not.
The key to understanding these styles is to know what they are in their pure form. You can buy an American Sac suit or a traditional British suit or you can buy them with a twist.
Just remember that the more conservative your job, the more conservative your suit should be. Trendy suits are great when you are trying to show off your fashion style, but they aren't great for getting people to focus on your sales and forecasting presentation.
In those types of situations you want the suit to help you blend in rather than stand out.
This being said, trendy suits do have their place and you don't have to dress like you are going to a lunch meeting when you are going out on the town or wearing a suit to church.
Click through to the various styles to get a more in-depth look at what these suits are about.
Knowing what you are looking for will put you in a better buying position and reduce the feeling of helplessness that many people get when spending large amounts of money on something they really know almost nothing about.