When approaching suiting this season, menswear designers from Boglioli, Isaia, and Ermenegildo Zegna are loosening up and opting for a softer, more relaxed feel over traditional structured silhouettes. “We’re seeing this in the market both literally and figuratively,” explains VP/DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, John Totolis, “Once the padding is removed from the chest and shoulders, jackets have a looser, lighter, and more casual point of view.”
With warmer weather on the horizon, this trend takes suiting from work to play when paired with the right underpinnings and casual footwear like sneakers or slip ons. “Update it further with knit polos, crewnecks, v-necks, and lighter woven shirts in materials like cotton chambray or linen,” suggests Totolis. He also recommends complementing a soft jacket with shirting in solid colors, and suede loafers rather than lace-up dress shoes. Shop his picks here as all these elements are key to achieving this modern and soft tailored look.