I’ve realized recently that one of the things I actually think is really cool about men’s style these days is how guys can wear suits casually. Suits became standard uniform for men thanks to none other than Beau Brummell, but now it’s really rare for a guy to wear a suit by choice. It makes total sense, too–suits just aren’t easy…well, at least not usually.
But more and more guys are starting to embrace the suit outside of its normal context. Accessibility is such a great virtue in the fashion industry. I think that one of the biggest reasons these Italian brands are going so strong right now is that they make wearing tailored clothing approachable. The reason soft shoulders, patch pockets, and unlined jackets are so popular is because they put you at ease. It’s light, it’s not a burden. It’s not just a stylistic choice, a trend, it’s comfort. Go on, wear your suit with yellow New Balances–you’d wear them with your jeans so why not this?