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Suit Style

Suit Style

 

River Island has introduced a whole new line of suiting this summer. New fabrics and fits while keeping quality in mind.

 
 
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Well yet again I’m starting a post talking about how much I enjoy travelling within England and how Leicester is the ideal launch pad to do so. This time round I headed to Liverpool...

The city is somewhere I’ve been a couple times now. I've learnt that Liverpool has a lot history and heritage, but something that resonates more with me, is its modern design.  For my shoot with River Island – where I wanted to express a modern style and how casually you can wear a suit – I felt Liverpool was the perfect architecture equivalent.

River Island has introduced a whole new line of suiting this summer. New fabrics and fits while keeping quality in mind.

Sharp lines and clean facades around the Docks, not forgetting the inclusion of the sun, casted shadows were around to experiment with. Following recent trends in my photography (scroll through my Instagram and you’ll see what I mean), I couldn’t of asked for a better backdrop. downicon

 
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Brixton

Tweed Barrel Snap Cap

River Island

Navy blue textured skinny fit suit jacket and trousers

River Island                    

Grey ribbed t-shirt

River Island

White lace-up perforated trainers

 

 

Menswear is changing. Style is becoming more casual, less prescriptive and men are being given free reign. This includes being able to wear a suit as casually (or smart) as you like. I went for the former to share how I enjoy wearing suits in the day.

The River Island suit I was wearing was even given praise by a Scouse gentleman as we were shooting near 92 Degrees on the corner of Hope and Hardman Street. That’s enough for me!

River Island have revamped their suiting options. It’s offering versatility in how a suit can be worn. My outfit consisted of a navy textured blazer and trousers combination, a grey ribbed t-shirt and then white trainers - something everyone seems to be wearing recently.

 

A boxy fit on the shoulders and a baggier trouser made this look quite distant from evening and occasion wear. I think features like the woven fabric, wider trouser leg and broader shoulder help this, but tweaking the latter two would change the look entirely.

This is of course just one way of wearing a suit, my way of wearing a suit. I take comfort in the fact that this blog is a place to document my style and not to dictate others. If you’re able to take inspiration, I’m of course even happier. Let us know what your thoughts are when it comes to tailoring. jbicon


Photography by Natalie Jade Reading

This post is sponsored by River Island. However, my views on casual tailoring and my new found love for Liverpool is my own.

 
 

 
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