Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Menswear is not about following rules or trends. It revolves around a shared understanding of the more and less formal options for men, and variation within those broad guidelines. With the help of a skilled tailor, creating a wardrobe that stands apart is neither an expensive nor a time-consuming process — individual pieces will be higher-priced than their off-the-shelf counterparts, and the initial fitting will be much more intense than a visit to the changing rooms, but the result will be a few pieces of perfectly-suited bespoke suit that can be mixed and matched to create outfits for every occasion.
Each combination will say something that was thought out carefully ahead of time, and people will remember how clearly your clothing spoke to them long after they forget that awful opening joke your dad told you to memorize for introductions and speeches.