Pinstriped suiting, a venerable staple of traditional menswear garb, takes a walk on the wild side in the current Men’s SS20 collections. Fresh takes for this staid classic include roughed-up tailoring with unfinished edges, jackets treated as shirts, shorts sets, pleated skirts and bomber jackets. Unconventional treatments breathe new life into a classic fabric, taking it out of the boardroom and into the street.
The penchant for fringe and the lust for glitter come together in tinsel-like trim. Sparkling strips enliven fringe skirts or are used as an allover look to create intense texture. The festive strands — whether they are sequin-covered, metallic yarns or cut from Day-Glo plastic — work for everything from ironic Coco-inspired tweeds to smooth techno pieces. Most beguiling, perhaps, is the mysterious allure created when long tinsel peeks out from beneath a menswear suit.