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Men’s Suiting Trends for Fall/Winter 2017

By Kait Kucy, Oct 19


Men’s Suiting Trends for Fall/Winter 2017

With fall weather in full effect here in Calgary, it is time to put some practicality and panache into your everyday business and evening looks. Speaking with Angelo Panagiotou, VP of Men’s Buying at Simons about trends in suiting and menswear I’ve learned that classic suiting looks are key, while simultaneously implementing modern textiles, pops of colour (think old pink and plum) and subtle patterns into your wardrobe for a hit of personality. There are so many ways to accessorize; the trick is finding a style that says you. Here you’ll find a number of ways that Angelo Panagiotou recommends on staying on trend but retaining your own personal style.

 

Kait Kucy (KK): What are the top trends in men’s suiting for fall 2017?

Angelo Panagiotou (AP): Travel suiting is a key trend for fall 2017. The Simons Traveller Suit will take you from your flight to the boardroom while looking sharp and being comfortable. It uses intelligent fabrications with anti-microbial properties, moisture control, easy care and comfort stretch. The jackets are made of Italian wool with mechanical stretch, stretch linings, compartments for passports and cell phones. Trousers are wrinkle free with a half-elastic waistband.

Although blues dominate the tailoring market, colour comes into play this season, particularly the plum family: Bordeaux, old pink and plum hues update classic suiting. Printed dress shirts and ties in this warm and rich colour palette are also key items.

Patterns are very strong for suiting this season particularly heritage plaids and checks.

 

KK: What kind of offering does Simons have?

AP: We offer a great selection of suiting for every type of customer: from classic (but never boring) business attire for the corporate man, to modern suiting for the guy in a more creative role. We even push the limit with avant-garde tailored options like double-breasted blazers with pleated carrot trousers and bomber jackets in tailored fabrics. Our strength is mixing international contemporary brands such as Hugo Red Label, Z Zegna, Tiger of Sweden, J. Lindeberg and Theory, with our own, exclusively designed product. Sourced from world class mills and produced in state-of-the-art factories, our assortments have a European flair that is unique to Simons.

 

KK: Is there anything men should avoid when approaching suiting? Is there anything that is outdated or *too much* when it comes to suiting? Is there certain fits that should be avoided?

AP: Great suiting starts with a great fit. Slim and semi-slim are the best options and make every guy look best. Clean and sophisticated patterns are the way to go but you can have fun with your shirt and tie (think printed dress shirts). Matching a patterned tie to a printed dress shirt can be tricky. If the shirt is bold, keep the tie solid or with a tone on tone micro design. If the shirt is muted, have fun with the tie. An absolute faux pas are square toe dress shoes. Keep it classic yet elegant with brogues or Derby lace-ups, or go modern with clean sneakers or Chelsea boots.

 

KK: Skinny, wide or medium ties? Are bow ties still in style?

AP: All three are workable depending on the suit. A slim suit looks best with a skinny (5cm) or medium (6cm) tie. However, a double-breasted blazer, that is very on-trend, looks better with a wider tie (8cm). Bowties are still relevant particularly for evening wear. Nothing looks sharper than a silk or velvet bow tie with a tuxedo suit.

 

KK: In terms of colour, what can men expect/look for the holiday season?

AP: Old pink is an absolute must this season. This key colour elevates all basics (navy – grey) and looks amazing with on-trend colours like brown, camel and Bordeaux. Or pop your classic black tuxedo with a crisp white tuxedo shirt and bow tie in old pink.

 

KK: What is the quickest way to update a suit from day to night?

AP: A fine-gauge knit like a merino polo or turtleneck in an on-trend color like camel or old pink will instantly transition a suit from day to night.

On October 25, Simons is hosting a An Evening of Suiting with Sharp Magazine. Presented by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Simon’s men’s buying team, this will be a fashion-filled evening complete with 2017 trends, food + drink and great music.

 

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Men’s Suiting Trends for Fall/Winter 2017

Men’s Suiting Trends for Fall/Winter 2017

With fall weather in full effect here in Calgary, it is time to put some practicality and panache into your everyday business and evening looks. Speaking with Angelo Panagiotou, VP of Men’s Buying at Simons about trends in suiting and menswear I’ve learned that classic suiting looks are key, while simultaneously implementing modern textiles, pops of colour (think old pink and plum) and subtle patterns into your wardrobe for a hit of personality. There are so many ways to accessorize; the trick is finding a style that says you. Here you’ll find a number of ways that Angelo Panagiotou recommends on staying on trend but retaining your own personal style.

 

Kait Kucy (KK): What are the top trends in men’s suiting for fall 2017?

Angelo Panagiotou (AP): Travel suiting is a key trend for fall 2017. The Simons Traveller Suit will take you from your flight to the boardroom while looking sharp and being comfortable. It uses intelligent fabrications with anti-microbial properties, moisture control, easy care and comfort stretch. The jackets are made of Italian wool with mechanical stretch, stretch linings, compartments for passports and cell phones. Trousers are wrinkle free with a half-elastic waistband.

Although blues dominate the tailoring market, colour comes into play this season, particularly the plum family: Bordeaux, old pink and plum hues update classic suiting. Printed dress shirts and ties in this warm and rich colour palette are also key items.

Patterns are very strong for suiting this season particularly heritage plaids and checks.

 

KK: What kind of offering does Simons have?

AP: We offer a great selection of suiting for every type of customer: from classic (but never boring) business attire for the corporate man, to modern suiting for the guy in a more creative role. We even push the limit with avant-garde tailored options like double-breasted blazers with pleated carrot trousers and bomber jackets in tailored fabrics. Our strength is mixing international contemporary brands such as Hugo Red Label, Z Zegna, Tiger of Sweden, J. Lindeberg and Theory, with our own, exclusively designed product. Sourced from world class mills and produced in state-of-the-art factories, our assortments have a European flair that is unique to Simons.

 

KK: Is there anything men should avoid when approaching suiting? Is there anything that is outdated or *too much* when it comes to suiting? Is there certain fits that should be avoided?

AP: Great suiting starts with a great fit. Slim and semi-slim are the best options and make every guy look best. Clean and sophisticated patterns are the way to go but you can have fun with your shirt and tie (think printed dress shirts). Matching a patterned tie to a printed dress shirt can be tricky. If the shirt is bold, keep the tie solid or with a tone on tone micro design. If the shirt is muted, have fun with the tie. An absolute faux pas are square toe dress shoes. Keep it classic yet elegant with brogues or Derby lace-ups, or go modern with clean sneakers or Chelsea boots.

 

KK: Skinny, wide or medium ties? Are bow ties still in style?

AP: All three are workable depending on the suit. A slim suit looks best with a skinny (5cm) or medium (6cm) tie. However, a double-breasted blazer, that is very on-trend, looks better with a wider tie (8cm). Bowties are still relevant particularly for evening wear. Nothing looks sharper than a silk or velvet bow tie with a tuxedo suit.

 

KK: In terms of colour, what can men expect/look for the holiday season?

AP: Old pink is an absolute must this season. This key colour elevates all basics (navy – grey) and looks amazing with on-trend colours like brown, camel and Bordeaux. Or pop your classic black tuxedo with a crisp white tuxedo shirt and bow tie in old pink.

 

KK: What is the quickest way to update a suit from day to night?

AP: A fine-gauge knit like a merino polo or turtleneck in an on-trend color like camel or old pink will instantly transition a suit from day to night.

On October 25, Simons is hosting a An Evening of Suiting with Sharp Magazine. Presented by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Simon’s men’s buying team, this will be a fashion-filled evening complete with 2017 trends, food + drink and great music.