La­bel lover

ABASI Ros­bor­ough

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

“It’s wild to think that the suit is still so widely worn around the world, given all of its de­sign flaws,” say Ab­dul Abasi and Greg Ros­bor­ough, the New York-based de­sign­ers who have made it their mis­sion to rein­vent the suit for the mod­ern man. The pair met at the Fash­ion In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in 2008 and, fol­low­ing stints de­sign­ing at En­gi­neered Gar­ments and Ralph Lau­ren re­spec­tively, they founded their tai­lor­ing brand in 2013. “The tra­di­tional men’s suit doesn’t be­long in the 21st cen­tury,” they say. “It’s not work­ing for guys any more. It has no place on men in warmer, more hu­mid cli­mates who need to go from the train to the of­fice to din­ner to the gym—it’s a ves­tige of the past.” As a so­lu­tion they have de­vel­oped a light­weight, er­gonomic al­ter­na­tive that re­tains the can­vass­ing of a tra­di­tional suit but elim­i­nates all but­tons bar one, re­duces the col­lar lapel to a sim­ple, el­e­gant line and adds pan­els of wool jersey fab­ric to make a suit that wouldn’t be out of place in an of­fice, but which moves like ac­tivewear. This, gents, is the suit of the fu­ture.

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