The Relaxed Suit
Fit comes down to what makes a person look and feel better — comfortable, easy and dressed for everyday life.
In this particular case, the runway images should not be taken literally. Use them as a reminder that balance and proportion is key to perfecting a less restricted pant or jacket. The relaxed suit looks best when the silhouette has one item that is looser — either the trousers or outerwear.
Massimo Pigozzo of Barena Venezia prefers a relaxed fit with the silhouette larger on the bottom.
“The blazer should be precisely made but still deconstructed and comfortable to wear — worn all day long every day of the week,” Pigozzo says. His favorite fabrics are tropical wools — especially those with an open and textured weave — lightweight tropical wool totally unlined, elegant, and informal all at the same time.
Fit does not necessarily mean very tight.
For an easier level of commitment, try a larger coat over a trimmer suit and play with proportions that you feel work for you comfortably. [$415 from Barena; endclothing.com]
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