Ath­leisure – the bold new look

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

LEE HOLMES

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

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