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Jaiden James

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Suits and Sneakers

Add a contemporary twist to a menswear staple from just $12

Sophistication doesn't have to mean stuffiness; times have changed since suits meant restriction with body-hugging blazers and tight vests worn with suspenders. Off duty or on, mixing tailoring with relaxed elements helps remove the classic overtones, allowing for you to look slick without appearing rigid or dated.


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The suit's a garment that's transcended trends and has always found a way to adapt to the present day. Think 80s shoulder-padded incarnations, 90s deconstruction and minimalism, and the 2000s super-slim cuts. Now comes the blending of the smart and casual by pairing formalwear with casually cool footwear. Being suited without the boots is a way of feeling relaxed yet still sharply dressed.


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Sneakers aren't just for training anymore and they come in a variety of offerings from luxurious-looking low-tops that pair perfectly with any suit and exude a certain level of classiness, to sneakers that offer a laid-back look that's comfortable without being sloppy. Teaming sneakers with a suit used to be all about after-office hour's relaxation, removing the brogues, monk-straps or Chelsea boots for the comfy, trustworthy sneakers. Now there's no need to sneak on the sneakers, as it's perfectly acceptable to arrive at most offices in a pair of your trusty kicks. 


There's an art to pairing the casual and the classy, depending on where you're going and what you're doing. This will also help deciding the sneakers you select for the occasion. If you're off to work or a more formal function, think pairing tailoring with a crisp shirt and tie. For this look it would be wise to keep your footwear slick, think tennis shoes in neutral tones or some stream-lined mid-tops. 


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For a sportier vibe think skater shoes or baseball offerings. You can balance the look out by adding a sports edge such as wearing a track top or vest underneath your blazer. This instantly adds to the relaxed vibes and a layer that's easy to remove in the office environment to sharpen up the look once more. 


Another look is gym-ready sneakers, adaptable to both the office and your workout session. Think athleisure, a buzzword in the fashion circles, which allows for classic and casual codes of dress to be updated with a sporty feel. You can be gym-ready in minutes by pairing a workout vest or t-shirt worn under a shirt and leggings under pants.

Comfortability and fashionability can be assured by putting on a pair of casual kicks with your suit, so there's no time like the present to refresh your look with one of our suits and a pair of our sneakers. 

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Jaiden James

STYLE EDITOR

September

23/2016

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