Thursday, September 24, 2020

Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens- suits

 Men's suits

The suit is a traditional form of men's formal clothes in the Western world. For some four hundred years, suits of matching coat, trousers, and waistcoat have been in and out of fashion. The modern lounge suit's derivation is visible in the outline of the brightly coloured, elaborately crafted royal court dress of the 17th century (suit, wig, knee breeches), which was shed because of the French Revolution. This evolution is seen more recently in British tailoring's use of steam and padding in moulding woolen cloth, the rise and fall in popularity of the necktie, and the gradual disuse of waistcoats and hats in the last fifty years.he modern lounge suit appeared in the late 19th century, but traces its origins to the simplified, sartorial standard of dress established by the English king Charles II in the 17th century. In 1666, the restored monarch, Charles II, per the example of King Louis XIV's court at Versailles, decreed that in the English Court men would wear a long coat, a waistcoat (then called a "petticoat"), a cravat (a precursor of the necktie), a wig, knee breeches (trousers), and a hat. However, the paintings of Jan Steen, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and other painters of the Dutch Golden Era reveal that such an arrangement was already used informally in Holland, if not Western Europe as a whole. Many of Steen's genre paintings include men dressed in hip-length or frock coats with shirt and trousers, which in fact more closely resemble modern suit designs than the contemporary British 

Women's suits

The earliest women's suits were riding habits, which consisted of a tailored coat or jacket and matching skirt from the 1660s. Practical and sturdy, riding habits were worn not only on horseback, but also for travel and other daytime pursuits. Jacket-and-skirt ensembles not intended for riding appeared in the later 19th century. Both riding habits and walking suits reflected the skirt and sleeve styles of the day. Until the 1910s, coat and skirt ensembles were usually described as "costumes" rather than suits, and the term "suit", as applied to such sets, was not usual until after the First World War.In the first half of the twentieth century, the skirted suit became the common daytime city costume for women, in the workplace and out; dressmaker suits featured softer fabrics and "feminine" details, and cocktail suits were worn for semi-formal occasions in mid-century.Under the influence of Dress for Success, a working woman's uniform of skirted suit, tailored shirt, and floppy tie evolved in the 1970s and 1980s. Pantsuits (women's suits with Eastern style trousers) were introduced by designer André Courrèges in 1964 but were only gradually accepted    as formal business attire

Types of Suit Styles

Based on the differences we talked above, men’s fashion world distinguishes these types of suit styles

The Basic Suit

A basic suit can be two or three-piece and, more often than not, is made from blended or pure wool. Basic also means casual, so you won’t be wearing this kind of suit to formal events.It will usually have notched lapels, sometimes peaked, and comes in double- and single-breasted styles. Flap pockets, a small ticket pocket, and plain sleeve cuffs finish off the look.The basic suit jacket is best matched with flat or pleated pants. But the look is deliberately low key, so you can also pair it dress pants or chinos.

Complimentary shirt colors like blue, grey, and white work well with this simplified cut. But avoid a basic suit in black, as this color is reserved for formal evenings and funerals.

Features: Single-breasted, preferably two buttoned with a notch lapel and flap pockets.

The Formal Suit

Haggar Premium Classic Fit Blue SuitThe word ‘formal’ to describe a suit is not to be confused with the same word when it applies to a dress code.Formal dress code is what determines when you should wear tails, morning suits, white or black ties, etc.. That is a whole different chapter.Here, we’re talking about that elegant, well-defined look that is a step above the basic suit. Formal suits can be worn to any occasion where smart-casual doesn’t quite cut it, or for those semi-casual events where you deliberately want to out-style your peers.

Features: Single or double-breasted, modern and a slim fit, shawl or notched lapel, flap or jetted pockets, four-button sleeve cuffs.

The Tuxedo

Slim fit shawl lapel tuxedo by FerrecciAlso known as a dinner suit, the tuxedo is one of the most recognizable looks out there. Tuxedos are always either black or navy, with grosgrain or satin shawl lapels. Pockets are jetted, and if the tuxedo has flaps, they should be tucked in.The buttons on a good tuxedo will be covered in the same fabric as the lapel. Avoid low-quality tuxedos with a metal, horn, or plastic buttons.The look works best with proper tuxedo trousers. These will have a satin strip down the outside of the legs and are sometimes cuffed.Covering the waistband with a cummerbund and suspenders are allowed, but never wear a belt. A textured or pleated dress shirt, black or white bow tie, and shiny dress shoes to complete the look.

Features: Usually navy or black, with a shawl lapel and jetted pockets.

The Business Suit

Regular fit business suit by Andrew MarcYour go-to suit for the office should be dark or navy blue. Charcoal also works well for the more conservative corporate environments. Go with wool or wool blend for the fabric, and notched lapels rather than peaked, for the ultimate classic effect.Blue shirts and brown shoes enhance the no-nonsense business look. A lot of middle-aged men think a wild tie compliments their otherwise serious business suit. It doesn’t.By all means, add a dash of color, but rather play with shades, rather than contrast.Single and double-breasted styles are both acceptable, but the double will probably make more of an impact in the boardroom. And if you’re worried your new boss is detail-obsessed, opt for four buttons on the sleeve and serious, business-like pockets.What’s great about a business suit is the versatility. After work, you can simply lose the tie, change into black shoes, and you’re ready for any social occasion.

Features: Single or double-breasted. If it’s single, it must be two or three buttoned. It can be classic or modern fit, usually peak lapel, business-oriented pockets, and four sleeve buttons.

The Casual (Sports) Jacket

Light-grey sport casual jacket by CoofandyThe casual, sports jacket combo is for men who are more concerned with the breathability and comfort of their outfit than the look. Sports jackets are half-lined and come in soft cotton, wool, or linen fabrics.The lack of shoulder padding gives the sports jacket a relaxed look, and they are a great way to inject color into your wardrobe. The outfit also encourages you to play around with different types of pockets and elbow patches.Don’t worry too much about matching pants to your sports jacket. Go with chinos or jeans for a dressed-down effect, or neatly-pressed suit trousers for the office.A pocket square can add a nice touch to this otherwise laid-back outfit.

Features: Has a notch lapel and flap or patch pockets, usually one or two-button sleeves. Suit jacket is single-breasted and can have one or two-button closure.

The Blazer

Slim fit black blazer by Mage MaleA descendant of naval uniforms, blazers invariably look best in a dark or navy blue. Think of school uniforms here, in a more mature style, and more structured than a sport’s jacket.Blazers come with wide, square shoulder pads, patched-on pockets, and notched lapels. The fabric is usually dense, like worsted wool, and touches of gold, such as buttons, epaulets, and stripes are not uncommon.You can wear your blazer with light-colored chinos or check pants, and smart, brown loafers. While ultimately more casual than formal, the blazer should be seen as an upscale version of the sports jacket.

Features: Single-breasted, usually extra-slim fit with notched lapels. The jacket can have one or two-button closure and patched pockets.

Choosing the Right Suit Fabrics

hen it comes to choosing the right material for your suit, you only need to consider a handful of fabrics. This makes it a lot easier when you set out to purchase the perfect outfit. Wool, cashmere, silk, and cotton are the most common, and probably the best fabrics for a suit.Wool is a more durable fabric and good for everyday use. Velvet, on the other hand, is more “luxurious” and it’s preferable for more glamorous events and parties.There are a lot of synthetic fabrics out there (like polyester). However, almost none of them can breathe as good as a natural fabric.

Suit Weight

The weight and thread count of the fabric can also impact the comfort levels, price, and overall appearance of your suit:

Lightweight: 7oz – 9oz. Great for summer.

Light to middleweight: 9.5oz – 11oz. Perfect for the transition from spring to summer and summer to autumn.

Middleweight: 11oz – 12oz. Go-to fabric weight for most days. Good choice for your first suit.

Middle heavy: 12oz – 13oz. Satisfactory for daily wear, but maybe too hot in the peak of summer.

Heavy: 14oz – 19oz. Perfect for autumn and winter.

Final Words

A good suit is a considerable financial investment. You can avoid disappointment by planning ahead. Know when you want to wear it.Also, identify your body type, and the level of comfort you require, in advance. This will narrow down your options and hopefully lead you to make the right purchase decision.The most basic definition of a man’s suit is a jacket and trousers intended to be worn as an ensemble. They will have the same cut and be made from the same material. Often, but not always, both the jacket and the trousers will be of the same color.

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