- Jul 2, 2008
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I was just thinking about something similar after reading some of the Crompton pocket square thread, which reminded me of a comment about the WAYWT Top 100 being basically a NMWA ad.Curious, are there any SWD guys who like and wear tailored clothing, but just don't go to CM because they don't like that side of the forum? If so, does your taste in tailored clothing run traditional/ CM-ish or is it more SWD-ish?
Would it make sense to have an SWD thread on tailored clothing? Is there even a way to discuss this topic? Seems like every brand offers some version of a tailored jacket, depending on how you define "tailoring"
Ironically, despite all the furor around the pandemic killing off the suit, it feels like big swaths of streetwear are embracing items of clothing that, eight or ten years ago, I would have thought were distinctly old-fashioned. Some of this may be colored by my own viewpoint - I'm closing in on thirty, and finally settling into a more traditional white-collar career. However, it feels like it hasn't been this natural, easy, and comfortable to wear a sport coat or pleated trousers as a young guy.
It feels like it's permeated through a variety of "genres," from the sultry Lemaire stuff to the understated luxury of Stoffa to ALD and Drake's. Some of this feels related to 90s (or late 80s?) revivalism - I've been watching Seinfeld for the first time, and it is genuinely surprising how often I see a Jerry fit and think "I would happily wear that".
Obviously, I know brands have been making blazers forever, so I'm curious if others feel this way. Having spent much of the early and mid 2010s primarily interested in avant-garde stuff, this has been a really enjoyable change of pace, even if I feel less confident in putting together, say, sportcoat and trouser combos. For that, Die!Workwear has been invaluable.