For most, tailoring is inseparable from formality. From that very first school uniform right through to that very first (and probably ill-fitting) interview suit, the combination of a blazer and tailored trousers is sartorial shorthand for smart conformity.
As such, when it comes to wearing a suit, style is often a secondary consideration; your suit should make you look respectable and if you look vaguely stylish to boot, it’s a bonus right? Not so for AW16. Now more than perhaps ever before, tailoring has become a fusion of craftsmanship, style and possibility.
Gone are the days when tailoring was a robust and well-constructed way of blending into a corporate climate. Though your suit is still a pretty safe bet for work , tailoring has also become the answer to the question; what shall I wear outside of the boardroom?
Tailoring for AW16 is precisely what you make of it. In its own right it's exciting and interesting and that’s before styling even comes into play. Tailoring will still serve you well for formal occasions – but thanks to some nifty design tweaks, it’s far from business as usual.
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