The oversized tailoring trend continues to dominate in 2022 After a prolonged period of “work from home” and the lingering effects of the pandemic era, 2022 marks a shift towards a new normal, where spacious and comfortable clothing continues to take precedence in men’s fashion, even for outfits requiring precision and sophistication.
Designs by fashion houses infuse a breath of fresh air, characterized by soft exaggeration in silhouette and refreshing colors. (From left: Balenciaga, Paul Smith, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Dior) The prevalence of oversized tailoring designs, creatively reinterpreted by top fashion designers like Demna Gvasalia (Balenciaga) and Kim Jones (Dior), is evident not only on the 2022 men’s fashion runways but also in the wardrobe choices of many male celebrities at red carpet events.
At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Kid Cudi (left) stood out in a classic brown oversized suit, while Donald Glover (right) opted for a two-piece suit in pastel yellow with a short-sleeved blazer. Riz Ahmed showcased a luxurious yet modern look in a warm burgundy oversized suit at the 2022 Oscars.
To emphasize the strong explosion of the oversized tailoring trend, fashion enthusiasts enthusiastically endorse the wide, comfortable suit style in their daily fashion.
Stylish outfit suggestions for oversized men’s suits
- Monochrome Style For those aiming for a stylish and modern appearance while maintaining a sense of sophistication, especially for formal and ceremonial events, the oversized suit is an interesting choice.
Monochrome style allows you to approach the oversized suit in a refined manner without overly complex styling. Choose double-breasted suits with a boxy silhouette in classic, sophisticated tones: black, brown, gray, navy blue, charcoal.
Alternatively, stand out with an oversized suit in pastel shades (pale orange, lilac purple), very peri, or mint green. White shirts and derby shoes, oxford shoes, loafers, or Chelsea boots will add a touch of freshness to your overall look.
- Separates Style Separates help you create a stylish sartorial ensemble by combining custom-made clothing items (suit jacket, blazer, trousers, dress shirt, dress shoes, etc.) with everyday wardrobe items like jeans, T-shirts, etc.
An oversized blazer works well when paired with trousers in different colors; prioritize basic solid-colored T-shirts or single-color turtleneck sweaters as inner layers. Mixing various hues will balance the overall look and make the outfit more interesting. To maintain the smart-casual spirit, choose cool and neutral tones like black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, and forest green.
- Color-Blocking Style Embrace the fashion trend that emphasizes favorite colors to express mood and positive energy—color-blocking has become a highly endorsed fashion style recently. Combining contrasting color pairs on an oversized suit brings a fresh and eye-catching look.
For those less flexible with color choices, consider attractive visual pairs such as green – pink, green – brown, blue – brown, blue – orange, yellow – blue, orange – green for a trendy oversized suit. When embracing the color-blocking style, opt for softly tailored suits to balance the vibrant color blocks. Shoes and accessories should either match the color scheme or choose neutral colors to avoid overwhelming the overall look.
- Bold Patterns with Oversized Suits To make a stronger impression, focus on oversized suits with bold patterns: pinstripes, plaids, checks, florals, or tie-dye. Oversized suits with distinct patterns should be complemented with understated inner layers, shoes, and accessories. Oversized patterned suits create a visually striking effect, making them particularly suitable for occasions where you want to grab attention.
Considerations when styling with oversized men’s suits
- Pay attention to sizing Not all details are exaggerated with oversized silhouettes. Clothing with wide designs, especially oversized suits, should be tailored precisely in certain areas, typically the shoulders and legs. Ensure the proportions are appropriate when purchasing an oversized suit, or you might end up looking like you’re swimming in a giant blanket.
- Fabric structure of oversized men’s suits
Material plays a crucial role in made-to-measure fashion, and oversized suits with a modern twist are no exception. Generally, fabrics with a smooth, slightly stiff texture and moderate thickness (Worsted wool) tend to complement oversized styles.
- Understand your body shape Oversized suits are suitable for individuals with a standard height. If you’re on the shorter side, prioritize neatly designed oversized options, with suit jackets of moderate length (30-40 cm above the knee) and shoulders and sleeves not overly wide.