The Not-So-Power Suit
A suit, double breasted, cut from a wide-striped cloth - that sounds like a description of a power suit! Well, not exactly, not this time.
Author: Mateusz Tryjanowski
Because when you look a little closer, you will discover that the cloth is rumpled, airy linen, the jacket is soft and unlined, as lightweight as it can be, and the colour is warm brown. None of these fit within the power suit cultural archetype, the symbol of - you guessed it - power, the uniform of ruthless bankers, wolfs of Wall Street and the Mob.
In a somewhat unusual style for our Everyday Classic blog, today we will not be focusing on some general issue, but a specific case study from the very beginning: a case of the striped linen DB suit from the latest Poszetka’s collection.
For despite the much-announced return of the stripes and their supposed triumph over checks (that still haven’t happened in menswear, mind you), it is still very difficult to talk about them in the broader context of casual tailoring and informal suits.
The striped suit seems to have its business connotations so strong (to a degree of almost unbreakable) that the majority of both clothiers and their customers don’t even try to make it less formal and suitable for everyday use.
We think they are wrong.
First, because it is not worth to completely cross one pattern out of a casual wardrobe just because it seems a bit formal, especially if it can compliment your silhouette and simply look good.
Second, we like to believe that you simply can do more with the clothes that are deeply rooted in culture - crazier pairings, more extreme high-low dressing, etc.
In this case it is not only about, for example, wearing your grey striped suit with a dark turtleneck or minimalist sneakers. No - not only you can do more with this thing, but a brand can do more introducing it to its collection, offering a modern interpretation of some classic principles.
Playing around with such, Poszetka decided to make a truly modern suit that will just fit within the boundaries of classic, at the same time being able to step out of them staying classy. Something that will be truly suited for the summer temperatures, something that you can wear both with a shirt and tie to work and with a polo shirt for an afternoon stroll, something that will look equally good with polished leather loafers and simple espadrilles.
That is why the SS2020 collection’s Positano suit integrates so many different elements that we all love and blends them into a coherent but surprising whole. Widely spaced, thick chalkstripe, summer-y warm shade of brown, light and airy linen (by Solbiati mill), sharp double-breasted cut, high rise on the trousers, double pleats and side adjusters all thrown together to make the casual-but-sharp and versatile suit.
How did it turn out? See for yourself. We recommend trying it on before the final verdict!