The fusion of a shirt and a jacket, commonly known as a shacket, is making its way into most contemporary men’s fashion collections. As the weather gets warmer, layering with a light piece becomes increasingly practical. The shacket is perfect for this, as it retains the comfort of a shirt but with the added fabric weight of a jacket. Inspired by the 1930s U.S. Navy shirt, it provides warmth without being too hot when layered.
There are formal shoes and sneakers, and then there are dress sneakers. If you are required to wear formal shoes for formal occasions and find them uncomfortable after hours of wearing, dress sneakers are the solution.
Dress sneakers maintain the elegance of dress shoes without flashy branding or large soles. They combine the sophistication of dress shoes with the comfort of sneakers. A pair of dress sneakers typically features a flexible sole and lightweight construction. They draw inspiration from classic low-top sneakers, using high-quality materials. These sneakers are refined enough to pair with tailored outfits yet comfortable for everyday movement.
Hybrid Cargo Pants
Fashionable designs of pants draw inspiration from specialized bottoms like long-distance hiking pants, mountaineering trousers, and even military styles, creating a completely new product.
These hybrid cargo pants may feature multiple pockets and can be made from materials like ripstop, cotton blended with nylon or high-density polyester. They have a long rise and a slim, lightweight cut, making them suitable for both boots and sneakers. The result is a highly practical, durable, easy-to-wear, and adaptable pant for various situations.
Before the 1960s, when postal workers, roadworkers, and even coal miners were not required to wear reflective vests and hard hats, there was a trend of dressing in workwear. Worker jackets and pants were commonly worn, characterized by stiff materials and loose fits.
In recent times, the borderless worker jacket, often made from sturdy crosshatch or corduroy fabric with large pockets, has been repurposed as a fashionable piece that can be paired with various clothing items. It serves as an outer layer that is both sophisticated and simple enough for everyday activities. Various styles, including those with added hoods, have been introduced.
New Material Suits
Suits are being reinvented to align with current trends and culture: the comfort of remote work, the rise of casual workplaces, and the desire of younger generations to break free from traditional, somewhat dull office attire.
Modern suits now come with features like stain resistance, machine washability, offering conveniences that were challenging with traditional suits. The significant change lies in the fabric material, which is super lightweight, breathable, and stretchable while maintaining the structured silhouette of a suit.