There's no bashing a classic suit. It's the staple of men's fashion and the pinnacle of masculinity, no matter how you choose to define that. Although I've recently discovered an appreciation for such a piece, for years, the suit has represented nothing more than lazy, overdone, and overworked design that limited the vast majority of runway shows for the past century. But in recent years, with Gucci consistently challenging us with innovative suiting in the alchemist garden, I too have become tempted to give it another shot.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not claiming to be the first to introduce the suit and trainer combo, that approach of styling was simply where I felt most intrigued. It's gained traction over the past 3 years as formal and sleek common projects began overtaking the classic oxford on many red carpets, and the runways followed in those footsteps shortly after. Done right, they can be just as formal, all while being twice as comfortable.
Busting out your favourite pair of sneaks is the perfect way to modernise a classically made suit. Furthermore, because of this fashion baptism the trainer has gone through, it opens up the door to more casual suiting. Some strategic colour blocking with a streamlined white trainer and a white t-shirt is an easy vehicle to elevate the casual components and soften the formal components so they mingle into an ideal balance of the two.
( Trainers - Acne Studios / Suit - Theory / T-shirt - Topman )