Gender non-conforming clothing is becoming more accessible as designers realize that there’s an untapped market for LGBT shoppers. While it’s not too romantic that capitalism is the driving force behind the expansion, it’s very cool to see more well-fitting, traditionally male suits available for women. The fashion industry may be innovative, but it’s often slow to be inclusive, and in this clip, PBS shares what pushed the industry to create more gender-neutral clothes. [ColorLines]
Nowadays, it’s quite easy to marry style with professionalism in a business suit. You only need to look for expensive-looking fabrics and unusual details, like oversized buttons or bright colors. It also helps to know your own style. For example, if you tend to wear skinny jeans in your casual life, then pick a slim-cut pair of suit pants. And if you prefer a skirt suit, keep the length work-appropriate, but also take the opportunity to show off a bitchin’ pair of heels or boots. Simply think of your suit as a canvas to display your personality and your professionalism. Wearing a suit isn’t required at The Frisky, but we’d happily wear one of these 10 power suits.
It’s our belief that men never look sexier than when they’re wearing a well-cut suit. And that’s why we wanted to give a shout out to some of the best suit-wearers out there. Men who truly excel at throwing on a blazer and a tie. After the jump, our picks for the best-suited men. Tell us who we missed in the comments!
Though she’s the queen of fitted dresses and slim silhouettes, Victoria Beckham is expanding her design portfolio into a new realm. Instead of sticking to sophisticated dresses and curve-hugging designs, Posh will enter the world of menswear, where the emphasis will be on tailoring. “I always design things that I love and I’ve been obsessed with tailoring—I love a great jacket,” she said of her latest design move. With all the celebrity designers forcing their opinions onto the fashion world, it’s hard to be taken seriously, but Victoria is doing her best to show her interest and involvement. While she could simply hire a designer, Victoria actually spent time studying under the tailors at Savile Row, learning their craft to prep for her newest collection and earning major respect, at least from us. [InStyle] Keep reading »
I bought this gray pinstriped suit jacket the other day, and I really like it, but it was being sold in the separates section so I couldn’t find the pants that were supposed to go with it in my size. So … what CAN I wear it with? Are black pants acceptable? Navy? Should I cut my losses and return it?
Alternately, have you ever considered doing a post about suit rules? Two of my suitemates are about to graduate and last week we were all sitting in the kitchen trying to help one of them decide what to wear to an interview. I’m sure a lot of first time suit-buyers could use a guideline on what’s acceptable and what’s not. – Karen
Suits can suck pretty hard if done wrong. Take the jump for some tips on doing it right. Keep reading »
Women’s fashion may be more complicated than men’s style, but we do have the LBD going for us. The little black dress, which magically gets you through work, black-tie events, and pretty much any party. And it’s this time of year that the LBD becomes most used and handy. Poor guys, they have far fewer options than us. The Vancouver Sun has just suggested that the answer to the all-around men’s piece for the holiday season has to be … the sweater. [Vancouver Sun]
Really? We beg to differ, and here’s what we think every man should consider to be their go-to wardrobe staple (and you may want to consider it as a Christmas gift for your guy). Keep reading »