Call it the Janelle Monae effect, or just an increase in dapper: suits for all people of all genders have gone majorly mainstream. This increase in suit popularity means you (yes you) can pick up a two-piece looker for yourself, just in time to look suave for the holidays. The good news? Many people having been wearing a blazer and pants in less than formal ways. Crisp white shirts are always classic, but why not be a little daring? Try your blazer with a casual tee, a henley, even something sheer. Looking for suit inspiration? These folks have it in spades!
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Many “womenswear” retailers are getting in on the suit game. High street favourites like ASOS, Zara and TopShop have been producing seperates that coordinate. Wildfang even created an in-house line of suit jackets and pants so you can get your tomboy on. Luckily, this makes suits more accessible to those of us who are less financially inclined to pick up a custom kit. And, as always, thrifting/vintage is a smart and inexpensive way to try out this look! It’s as easy as picking up a spiffy blazer and finding a pair of trousers in a similar fabric and/or print.
If you have the funds, bespoke is the best way to get a suit. Made to measure and to your specifications, you’ll get a suit that is one of a kind. Check out Bindle and Keep, Kipper Clothiers and Saint Harridan for excellent personalized services.