It Doesn’t Get Easier Than The Pantsuit
When all else fails, the pantsuit prevails. The pantsuit has come a long way since its dapper beginnings. Here, we round up the unconventional cuts on our radar.| October 17, 2017
If you watch Peaky Blinders, we’re betting that you got started on it because 1) you are obsessed with Cillian Murphy’s charming good looks and Irish accent, or 2) the styling is spot on with the slew of dapper era three-piece suits, complete with pocket watches. Let’s add Suits, Mad Men and The Great Gatsby in the mix while we’re at it.
The tailored pantsuit has been around for a long time and yet putting one on from top to toe is still as refreshing as ever even though the fundamentals of it hasn’t changed. Of course, it isn’t just the men who wear them now. Yves Saint Laurent made damn sure of it when he created the Le Smoking in 1966. Here at Team KULALA, the pantsuit is our ultimate go-to at nighttime events when all else fails. Yoyo wore is a total of three times during fashion month. It is clean, smart and the very definition of timeless. (Sometimes we skip the shirt just to spice things up a bit.)
The pantsuit has evolved from the conventional black that so often comes to mind. Materials, silhouettes, contrast lining and piping, embellishments and even the buttons – the configurations are unlimited. Yoyo wore a full 1970s-inspired corduroy suit by Prada and an oversized white one by Celine – we like to call it the mob boss suit – in Milan, then switched to a velvety blue suit from Tibi that came with a corset back for Paris. It is an irrefutable wardrobe necessity. Start building your trove of pantsuits with our favourites of the moment below.
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