Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:00 AM
I never think woollens as suits, even cut as such. Nor, woollen for blazers. Suits and blazers are from worsted. Young people are saying all kinds of things. And clothes are changing, anyway. The peacock age is long gone, as other types before. Leaves the question. When is the suit age leaving? And, what will replace it? Suit coat and cords, black tie coat and jeans, etc. combinations. Is this the beginnings of something new? Or, a younger generation, that has hippie parents or grandparents, where there is a break in the suit age lessons, which has left some confusion, or minor changes? It only takes one generation to change life forever. Don't see anything new. It is probably minor changes. As attitudes change, so do the rules. It wasn't that long ago men wore top hat, spats, white gloves, cape, white tie rig to the opening seasons first opera. That expectation seems long gone. Newer generations naturally want to set a new standard. Make their mark in history. When grandad started tailoring frock coats is what business men wore. When the frock coats fell to the side were the tailors telling business men the lounge and reefer was not the correct business wear? What the tailors did was to take the lowly lounge and reefer and made them into a higher standard coat. The younger generation has to figure out what they want to wear. Even if they have to invent it (and smart tailors will figure out how to make it, as they have done throughout history). History often shows that the word "Correct" has a new meaning when used with clothes. Suit coat and cords is an odd combination.