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Three Ways To Wear: Relaxed Tailoring

May 2018Words by Mr Chris Elvidge

Think suits are just for the office? Think again. As the fashion industry moves away from the sharp, skinny silhouette that has been so dominant over the past decade and towards something softer and more generously proportioned, a new, fluid take on tailoring is beginning to emerge. It’s carefree. It’s comfy. What’s not to like?

Neapolitan-style unpadded shoulders, pleated trousers and unlined or partially lined blazers are all classic hallmarks of relaxed tailoring. Done right, it should feel effortless. This is tailoring with a soft touch. Think unstructured, mohair-blend suits you might wear to a laid-back summer wedding, or generously cut separates that won’t leave you feeling overdressed if you wear them at the weekend.

So, how do you work it into your weekly rotation? Read on for three suggestions.