Just when it seemed like menswear had smartened up its act for good - such is the nature of men's fashion - casualwear got cool. And, despite its seemingly self-explanatory name, this latest men's style code is anything but throw on and go. It's considered, well-cut and a more grown-up take on a relaxed approach to dressing. So then, those worn out joggers just won't cut it if you want to tackle menswear's new mindset.
While casualwear (or streetwear) has always had a place in men's wardrobes, it's only relatively recently that it has become such a hit for style aficionados. This is thanks in large part to an increasing preoccupation with the pursuit of style that looks every bit as good as it feels to wear. No longer is casualwear designed purely for comfort, it's a bona fide style statement in its own right.
What does that mean for menswear? Well, it means that dressing well and retaining a level of comfort are no longer mutually exclusive. Excellent news for those who view tailoring as a sartorial straitjacket. Trainers with suits? Sure. Joggers and shirts? Absolutely.
After so many years of menswear looking to tailoring and tradition for inspiration, casualwear's appeal lies in its inherent irreverence. Despite this, when incorporating casualwear into your wardrobe, you should always be mindful of small details.
That's where we come in. We've put together our failsafe rules to abide by when loosening up your wardrobe, bear these tips in mind and you'll look every bit as sharp as you do in suiting.