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Our Suits Buyers Explain This Season’s Tailoring Trends

Right now, it’s all about suits. From dressing up for the races to finding your perfect prom suit, there are many tailoring style decisions to be made.

To help you find your match, we’ve called in a little help from our suit buyers to give you a tailoring update on what you can expect to be popular this year.

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Hey! I’m Carl and I’m the Buyers Admin Assistant for Topman. This season, we’ve been working on bringing you a selection of suits for every occasion throughout spring and summer.

What suit trends are we seeing for spring/summer?

There’s a big trend in soft pastel colours and fabric interests of velvet. Double-breasted suits are also coming through really strong for this spring and summer.

What are the inspirations behind our main lines?

We wanted to deliver a range where every single piece has a clear end use. We wanted to give our customer clear edits for each occasion in his life whether that be prom, wedding, races or work.

Are there any stand-out fabrics used in our spring/summer line-up?

Velvet. But we also have some exciting options to come.

Which are your three favourite styles?

My number one style is our pink double-breasted suit. It’s playful and it’s a real statement which matches my personal style.

Staying on the double-breasted theme, we have a grey check double breasted which I’m big on. Again, this suit is a statement and it’s really easy to wear in a number of different ways.

Finally, I love the pink velvet tuxedo for pure elegance.

How should we be styling these 3 suits?

The great thing about double-breasted suits are the different ways they can be worn. With the pink suit, I would team it with an ecru t-shirt underneath and a white trainer on foot. If I wanted to wear this a little more casually, I would style it with a white hoodie and a contrasting white Air Force for an extra bit of pop.

For the white and black checked double-breasted suit, I would wear it with a black roll neck underneath and a chunky loafer for that smarter look. For a casual look, I’d go with a white or black hoodie underneath – as I did with the pink suit – finished with a white or black trainer.

For the pink velvet suit, I’d go classic with black tuxedo trousers, a clean white shirt and a contrasting black bow tie and black shoes, of course!

 

What advice would you give to somebody looking for their first suit?

Traditionally, you wore a suit for an occasion – maybe once a year – however, suiting is becoming less serious and more style. Pick a suit you are going to be able to wear in a number of ways, whether that’s smart or casual, you want to get your money’s worth.

Which suit was the most complicated to design?

Definitely the jacquard tuxedo. The more detail, the more difficult (but also more fun).

 

Wedding, prom and races – what three suits would you wear and why?

For prom, I would wear the pink velvet blazer with our black tux trouser because it’s simply lush.

For the races, I would have to choose the grey check three-piece with the light blue highlight. It’s what I would call heritage – and the waistcoat just adds to the appeal.

For a wedding, I’d go with the premium grey double-breasted suit because of the balance it gives. It’s a statement that will not upstage the groom.

 

What’s the most versatile suit we have and why? 

It has to be the navy £100 textured suit. This can be worn for almost every occasion in a guy’s calendar, whether that be a wedding, work, races or even just casually.

 

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