Suit Yourself: The New Rules of Tailoring
Forget everything you once knew about tailoring – 2020 altered the style rulebook in so many ways, not least of all the strictures of suits. A new era of agile living has given rise to fresh, individual interpretations of what it means to look smart. “Tradition has been rewritten,” says head of menswear Simon Longland. “Today’s tailoring goes beyond the Savile Row blueprint.” Think fewer lapels, less structure, more relaxed dress codes... The line between smart and casual is now so fine – and it isn’t a pinstripe.
At the intersection between off-duty loungewear and classic suiting, you’ll find the two-piece reimagined, as much defined by its relaxed cut and unexpected palette as it is by impeccable craftsmanship. Because some things should never change.
There’s a lot to be said for smart trousers. There’s even more to be said for their abbreviated cousins. Shorts are officially office-appropriate – within reason. Clean cut and slightly longer in the leg, Bermuda pairs partner well with tailored jackets and ensure the overriding message remains sharp. Feeling daring? Play up the contrasts and mismatch your palette.
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Blazers have long reigned, unchallenged, as the boardroom jacket of choice. Until now. A shift towards remote working presents the tailored stalwart with stiff competition in the form of bomber jackets. Versatile and zero-effort, classic looks by the likes of Giuliva Heritage and Brunello Cucinelli work as well in coffee shop settings as they do on the odd WFO (read: work-from-office) day.