Why A Sharp Suit Could Pull You Out Of A Lockdown Fuzz

Why A Sharp Suit Could Pull You Out Of A Lockdown Fuzz

Slouchy trouser suits, skinny neckties and oversized blazers are a smart choice, says Osman Ahmed, in an article originally published in the November 2020 issue.

In fashion, everything comes full circle – even, it seems, your school uniform. What was once our canvas for detention-worthy customisation and rebellious acts of self-expression has now been translated into a thoroughly contemporary composite of smart shirts, sharp tailoring, traditional waistcoats and ties, too.

Back in February, designers set an autumn curriculum of super-luxe uniforms and masculine silhouettes – but thankfully there wasn’t a Teflon coating in sight. Miuccia Prada opened her show with broad-shouldered blazers, weighty herringbone overcoats and slinky cashmere sweaters; almost every look layered over neat shirts with whippet-thin, Windsor-knotted neckties.

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