Custom Casual

While this blog recognises that menswear has become increasingly casualised, that doesn’t mean that a high quality product can’t be worn.

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Suit Supply of course still provides custom made suits, it also provides the same service for casual shirts and pants.

Get exactly what’s wanted in terms of collar, hem shape, and sleeve as well as many other features; every last detail can be just how the wearer wants it.

Casual can still look great, allowing the wearer to look great and stand out in the crowd.

Less Formality is More

While this bureau usually likes to veer towards classic styling, one item that has caught the eye are these drawstring pants from Informale.

Image: Via informale.com.au

Available in khaki, black, navy, stone and caramel, they curiously still have a zip fly along with the drawstring.

Image: Via informale.com.au

Made of linen, they are a mid to high waist with a loose cut which makes for a great relaxed summer look.

See more at their website or at The Rake.

The Height of Fashion

How high should pants go on men? A whole lot higher than they are right now.

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The rise on modern pants – or lack thereof – leads to all sorts of problems.

It elongates the torso. Making even the fittest man look they have a belly reminiscent of E.T..

Conversely they make legs look shorter. With pants worn low or with a low rise, the seat of the pants hangs lower down the leg and thus make legs look like the wearer has been amputated at the knees.

The reference above to the seat of the pants sitting lower is a a polite way of saying the back of the pants look like a sagging and full diaper or nappy.

Low rise pants are impractical for movement. They fall down or restrict movement without risking them falling down completely. That might be ok if designer underwear is being worn, but not everyone does do they?

Wise up, gets those pants a little higher. We’re not talking up to the arm pits or anything, but there is a middle ground that’s makes things look a whole lot more flattering and ready for high rise living.

Short and Sweet

A$AP Rocky seems to be kicking goals with his shorts look.

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So should mere mortal men be following this look. Short answer: No, probably not.

While a casual look might be gotten away with.

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This look can go astray when it starts looking like you’re wearing an anorak over light weight pyjamas.

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And if you’re not careful, things can go very wrong indeed and you start looking like you’re on an imperial jaunt.

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Best to leave it to the professionals.