Men’s suits Archive

Take to the barricades, office workers! And don’t forget your suits | Stefan Stern

The last time I tried to buy a suit I came away hot, bothered and empty-handed. I blame myself: body mass and excessive curvature made demands that could not be met by the straight-cut fabrics of high street retailers. But I needn’t have worried. The suit, you see, is positively uncool these days. Earlier this year 400 jobs went at Brioni, the luxury Italian suit-maker, …

Italian brand that dressed 007 is latest victim of shift to casual office wear

It has defined everyone from James Bond to Don Draper, but is the tailored suit dead? With changing tastes and office dress codes, it is going through an identity crisis that brands are struggling to resolve. Last week Justin O’Shea, the creative director of Brioni who was brought in to modernise the luxury Italian brand, left abruptly after just six months in the job. Brioni …