Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For centuries Fashion has always been forward-looking and breaking boundaries in terms of styling, cut and silhouettes. What used to be fashionable in the past, may seem as a passé now especially with the ever changing trends set by high street fashion houses. Before we take a look at the recent menswear collections, let us understand what lead to shift in the 'beauty' concept.
The market in the streetwear / sportswear lux industry is always present in the fashion scene, in a smaller targetted zone years ago. For instance, Supreme and vans have always been in the scene for many years targeting skateboarders and younger generation selling sneakers and t-shirts. Sportswear such as Nike and Adidas have been marketing high-functional, specific shoes for different sports and is highly regarded as the brand to go to for sports related wears. That was years ago.
SUPREME collaboration with Louis Vuitton has been a huge success in the market. Some of the products include SUPREME's trademark red and the LV monogram on bags, shoes, hoodies.
Also to mention the king Virgil Abloh's Off-White and newly appointed LV's creative director in menswear.
How has this changed the menswear suit scene / tailoring scene?
Lets take a look at the recent Dior Homme Spring / Summer 2019 designed by Dior's creative director Kim Jones (sports and streetwear designer):
Now let's take a look at LV's menswear Spring / Summer 2019 designed by LV's creative director Virgil Abloh (sports and streetwear designer):
Here's Valentino Menswear Spring / Summer 2019 designed by Valentino's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
To balance it out, here are some of the designers that are trained in menswear tailoring.
Canali Spring/ Summer 2019
Giorgio Armani Spring /Summer 2019:
This is how you balance streetwear / sports lux / suits.
Word of caution, it may not be 'trendy' after a shift in the future fashion scene. Ultimately, I would recommend a good ol' pair of leather shoes.
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|Chest (Shirt)||Chest (Body)||Collar||Shoulder||Sleeve||Length|
|46||40" / 102cm||36" / 91cm||15" / 38cm||17" / 43cm||25" / 63.5cm||28.5" / 72cm|
|48||42" / 107cm||38" / 96.5cm||15.5" / 39.5cm||17.5" / 44.5cm||25.5" / 65cm||29" / 73.5cm|
|50||44" / 112cm||40" / 102cm||16" / 40.5cm||18" / 45.5cm||26" / 66cm||29.5" / 75cm|
|52||46" / 117cm||42" / 107cm||16.5" / 42cm||18.5" / 47cm||26.5" / 67.3cm||30" / 76cm|
|54||48" / 122cm||44" / 112cm||17" / 43.2cm||19" / 48cm||27" / 68.5cm||30.5" / 77.5cm|
|56||50" / 127cm||46" / 117cm||17.5" / 44.5cm||19.5" / 49.5cm||27.5" / 70cm||31" / 78.5cm|