10 years ago if somebody told you to slip on a pair of trainers with your suit you would have laughed in their face....well, times have changed lads! Of late there has been a surge in casual suit styling and the unlikely combination of streetwear and tailoring has become a sought after trend. Formalwear whilst wading around in comfort? Yep we're here for this one! Gone are the days of blister inducing oxfords, you'll now be able to get away with a pair of simple kicks/loafers and some slick styling (within reason)! Here's how it's done...
Pictured styles: Jack, Ross & Jose
They say opposites attract and this is proven right with these juxtaposed looks. To achieve casual tailoring, don't shy away from the bold checks as these will look a dream paired back with a simple tee and trainers. When we say simple we mean simple, the trainers will need to be as plain white as possible (so rule out your gym kicks) and stick to the same rule with your t-shirt. We also recommend opting for a two-piece to reduce the formality. Whether it be blazer and trousers with a tee, or blazer and waistcoat with jeans, you'll be ready to take on the day in both style and comfort.
Despite being a touch more formal than trainers, loafers can also work great for dressing down your suit. After all, they were made to be casual having been originally designed to be a comfort shoe and developed to become a preppy style. For this look we find that pastel coloured suits are a safe bet and again style with simple accessories in coordinating colours. T-shirts, polo tops and fine knits are all a go-to option and will show that you don't take yourself too seriously.