Micro Trends | 80s Tailoring

How to harness the power of directional, throwback suits.

Retro styles lend a directional mood to SS20 suiting.

Evoking confidence since the 1980s, the office suit has been transformed from male-only workwear into fluid opportunities in style and experimentation for both men and women. Taking note to make a strong case for the summer suit, a host of Spring/Summer 2020 street style looks see structured silhouettes, playful proportions and unexpected hues emerge in a fresh explosion of creativity. Get inspired by the electric colours and quirky shapes of 80s-inspired tailoring, ahead.

Statement Blazer | Short Suit | Checks


The statement blazer
Oversized, cropped, structured or relaxed, adopting a blazer into your wardrobe is a one-step move to nailing SS20. For considered style that makes a statement, match your blazer with a pair of coordinating trousers or shorts in a sleek, one-colour pallette – complete with bold accessories. Alternatively, polish up an everyday jeans and tee look with clashing styles, exploring XL shapes and neutral tones for your overcoat.


Summer suiting
Who said tailoring doesn’t work in all seasons? Step into something new by swapping out traditional trousers for a summer-ready short suit. Laid-back meets elegance in sleek textures, varying lengths and playful colour combinations on the street – ready in all its new-season glory for SS20. The utilitarian trend is explored in muted shirt-and-shorts combinations, clean white hues are coordinated and sportswear is advocated in accompanying streetwear accessories.


Take on the work-meets-play aesthetic of graphic checks. Subverting tradition, bold lines define modern suiting, overlaid with pops of striking colour and styled with pared-back tees and sleek footwear. Versatile and adaptable, the check print walks the line between chic and smart, offering the perfect hybrid for all your Spring/Summer street style needs.

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