Suiting, Reinvented

It’s time for me to openly come forward about something I’ve been wanting to confess for a very long time: I am an anti-suiting kind of guy. 

The classic and traditional ways of suiting are bounded by so many rules, and I am all about breaking and unlearning the rules. I don’t believe suits need to be paired with matching trousers, cufflinks, vests and even ties (when I was a younger, I went through a bowtie phase. Got over that one real quick). Despite my tailor father making sure I had a fitted tuxedo ensemble at all times, whilst growing up, I can only remember how vehemently resentful I was being forced to dress up on special occasions. Dressing for yourself should be an everyday occasion. 

Dressing for yourself should be an everyday occasion.

In light of this, I’ve decided to reclaim suiting for my own with Marks & Spencer. Suiting can be lighthearted, informal and appropriate for any sartorial situation. And unfussy. I stuck by that mantra during a recent staycation inside the beautiful London Hotel in West Hollywood. Simple and straightforward. 

And when it was time to attend the Final Fantasy Piano Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, I decided to don an oversized sweater from Marks & Spencer while referencing suiting elements in a deconstructed street style manner. Again, keeping it quite minimal, edgy yet still sophisticated. 

No matter what brands or designers amplify your gravitational pull — there are always ways to make it your own. With Marks & Spencer extensive collection of suiting staples, I was able to recreate looks that were entirely representative of my aesthetic and personal style. You see, it doesn't have to be your dad's way of suiting (not that there's anything wrong with that). Just make it your own and own it. 

This post is produced in collaboration with Marks & Spencer + Shopping Links. Styling, photography and words are entirely my own. Thank you for your continued support!