In an increasingly casual market the role of the tailored jacket has had to evolve to suit the customer; the rule book has been torn up and now anything goes.
Smart or Casual? - You Decide
A suit or fitted jacket can now be teamed with anything. It's common to see suits worn with T-shirts & sandals, smart jackets with jeans & pumps, why not? The trend which was pioneered on the celebrity circuit has filtered down into mainstream fashion, and with the general relaxation of dress code in clubs, bars & restaurants, has become a fashion statement.
Classic Tailoring or Custom Cool
The modern take on the tailored/suit jacket is all about versatility, so they can be worn to cover a variety of different situations and functions. They tend to fall into two separate categories, the classic tailored suit jacket or the customised fitted jacket.
The classic version will contain a variation of the elements of classic suiting, a seasonal fabric, one, two or three-button and usually single-breasted. The custom version may take the same shape but would be hand customised to a degree. The customisation could be in the buttons, overprinting or appliqué - this can lend a whole new slant to what was a classic garment.
So again it's up to you how you want to wear it. At Zee & Co we always have a large selection of suits and fitted jackets. For great classic separates look no further than Hugo Boss and Paul Smith, for cool custom tailoring it has to be Vivienne Westwood.