Men’s Suit Trends to Watch in 2017

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With only a few weeks left in the current year, there’s no better time than the present to look towards future fashion trends. This is particularly true when speaking of men’s suits, which have a tendency to fluctuate in “popular” styles from year to year. In the past, for instance, neutral-colored corduroy suits were the preferred choice among fashionable men. Today, however, clean midnight black suits are often preferred. The bottom line is that you should always be thinking about future suit trends when updating your wardrobe. Only then will you be able to present yourself in the best possible manner. So, what suit trends can you expect to see more of in 2017?

Made to Measure

Among the most popular trends in men’s suits is made to measure. As the name suggests, this refers to the customization of a suit so that it fits the wearer’s body. We’ve talked about this before on our blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that men’s suits are made in three different ways: off the rack, made to measure, and bespoke. Off the rack suits are traditional suits sold at most retail and department stores. They are made using standard sizing, without any customization. Off the rack suits, on the other hand, are altered according to the customer’s sizing. Bespoke suits are hand-crafted according to the customer’s sizing. There’s been a growing popularity surrounding made to measure suits because they offer a better fit, higher level of comfort, and they typically cost less than bespoke.

You can shop for made to measure suits here at StudioSuits. When ordering, simply specify your sizing and we’ll customize the suit so it fits just right.

Slim Fit

Granted, this isn’t a new trend by any means but it’s certainly one that we’ll be seeing more of in 2017 and the years to follow. Slim-fit suits hug the body more tightly, creating a more form-fitting appearance that ultimately compliments your figure. When you wear a suit that’s too big in the shoulders or torso, it creates something known as the “clothes hanger” effect, which basically looks like your body is a clothes hanger with the suit draping off it. Slim-fit suits generally prevent this from happening with their unique design. They hug the body, enhancing your appearance while also improving the comfort of the suit.

Tweed

Men’s suits are made in a variety of different fabrics and materials, some of which are light while others are heavier. One material that’s becoming more and more popular, however, is tweed. This lightweight fabric is the perfect choice for a suit, as it offers both comfort and style. Originally produced in Scotland, tweed is classified as a rough-surfaced woolen fabric, usually featuring mixed flecked colors. It’s a fun style that’s sure to become more popular next year. So if you wear suits on a regular basis, consider investing in a tweed made-to-measure suit.

If you’re interested in adding a tweed suit to your wardrobe, head over to our store by clicking here.

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Matching Socks

When choosing a suit, it’s easy to overlook the importance of wearing matching socks. Besides, how many people will even see your socks? Well, when you sit down, your socks will probably be visible. As such, you should choose socks that match your trousers; otherwise, it will look awkward while doing your outfit no justice. A pair of proper-fitting trousers should extend just past your ankles while standing. When you sit, however, the bottom of your trousers will raise just slightly, exposing your socks. So if you want to create a fashionable and clean appearance, you should choose socks in the same or similar color as your trousers.

Accessories

A suit consists of just a few basic garments, including a dress shirt, jacket or coat, matching trousers, and either a bow tie or neck tie. However, there’s been a growing trend towards the use of accessories with men’s suits, and for good reason: otherwise small and simple accessories can make a BIG impact on the appearance of a suit. A pocket square, for instance, consists of nothing more than a small square-shaped piece of fabric. When placed in the breast pocket of a suit jacket or coat, though, it adds color and style while complimenting the wearer’s appearance. It’s a great way to enhance your suit without spending a fortune. This makes it another suit trend that you can expect to see more of in 2017 and beyond.

Multiple Colors

Who says your suit has to feature a single color? Granted, single-color suits are always a viable option, but you can also choose a suit with multiple colors. A pin-stripe design, for instance, features two different colors, each of which is presented in a parallel stripe pattern. It’s the perfect balance between classic and modern style, offering a unique look that’s not found in a single-colored suits. If you want to stand out from the crowd, consider wearing a pinstripe or similar multiple-colored suit.

Bold Colors

Not only do men’s suits offer multiple colors, but they also offer “bold” colors. When you think of suit colors, traditional colors like black and beige are probably the first to come to mind. After all, these have long been the traditional colors in which men’s suits were made. In recent years, though, manufacturers have begun making men’s suits in other, more bold colors. This includes red, silver, champagne, forest green and many others.

These are just a few men’s suits trends that you can expect to see more of in 2017 and going forward. No one can predict exactly what’s in store for suits next year, but all signs points to the above trend. Consider updating your wardrobe now to reflect these trends. Doing so will help you get off on the right foot in 2017, presenting yourself in the best possible manner.