Suits You: Top Tailoring Trends
For International Suit Up Day, we pay homage to the suit - a classic menswear piece that has been a sartorial stable for centuries. Despite the change towards the ever more casual dress codes, especially now many of us are WFH, a beautifully tailored and accessorised suit is still the peak of menswear. Even if you don’t work in an office, it’s likely you’ll need a smart, tailored look at least once a year. Here are the top men’s tailoring trends this year…
In order to adapt to current trends and lifestyles, many traditional suits have been updated with performance-oriented features thanks to a combination of innovative fabric, style and design. Practical and comfort details have been introduced including water and crease resistant finishes, stretch wool fabric and unstructured designs to create a suit that is still smart but decidedly more athleisure. Our commuter suit will ensure you remain smart and make a lasting impression, no matter where your journey takes you. Don’t wear this one with a tie – team it with a stretch shirt and minimal leather trainers.
This season’s most relevant cut is the double breasted suit. Despite its formal heritage, the modern double-breasted suit reflects our preference for more relaxed dressing and comes in lighter-weight fabrics, looser silhouettes and softer fits. Today’s tailoring trends lean towards a less formal, comfortable yet smart. It’s figure wrapping shape is very flattering. If you’re going to invest in one style of suit this year, invest in the double breasted suit. Don’t be scared of wearing just the jacket with a pair of jeans either…
Check suits are the secret to timeless style. If you invest in a check suit now, you’ll be wearing it season after season, year after year. Checks have always been a classic pattern in menswear, whether traditional tartan or smart gingham. But on suiting checks now come just as bold, from windowpane to Prince of Wales. Think of these as the way to make a statement if you’re not so comfortable with colour.
A Classic Silhouette
We champion the return of the more traditional silhouette, and when it comes to suits, a more relaxed fit, pleated trousers and wider legs are back. Pleats offer a more distinguished feel and propose a different path to the style conscious. A wider leg – from relaxed to straight, flat-fronted or with full pleats – is the counter trend to skinny fits. It’s full rather than flappy but, crucially, cuts an actual silhouette, which is what tailoring is all about.
Mix & Match
Suits are extremely versatile as they can be worn as two separate pieces. A suit jacket can double up as a tailored blazer when worn with chinos. And similarly, suit trousers teamed with a jumper and a shirt can look every bit as presentable as a suit, without the dressed-up connotations. A suit styled as separates looks contemporary and relaxed. That’s a true wardrobe investment – 3 outfits for the price of one!