Athleisure – the bold new look
LONDON: After what seems like an eternity of buttoned-up suiting being rammed down our throats there’s now a noticeable shift in menswear. Designers are relaxing the rules about what can be worn with tailoring. At the spring/summer 16 collections, there was a definite blurring of the traditional sartorial lines, with sportswear rather than shirts and ties, increasingly worn under the suit. What was once an uneasy marriage between both smart and casual, has now been pitched as a match made in heaven.
This particular trend – given the tag athleisure – shouldn’t be dismissed: it reflects almost perfectly the way we live our work lives right now. The reality is that many of us are in a constant state of motion, so it makes sense that our wardrobe should reflect this.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking you can wear this kit for a workout at the gym, throw on a suit, and then haul your sweaty ass straight over to the office. Body odour aside, these sporty clothes aren’t intended to do anything remotely sporty. – The Independent