Matching overcoats suits – Alexander McQueen Summer/Autumn
|January 31, 2013||Posted by Sebastian Bloodworth under Fashion|
It may be snowing outside but it’s never too early to look to the future! Alexander McQueen’s summer/spring collection has a number of foppish finds, but this one stands out as it is a prime example of a matching overcoats suits.
The suit and overcoat match in a white/silver polka dot material, and everything’s coordinated so well. As with any patterned suit, the tie is plain. In terms of colours it’s just black and white, but in the world of men’s style it’s a lot more. There’s not much colour in this outfit, but there doesn’t need to be. Notice the shoes – white suede tassel loafers, an excellent touch.
The jacket has a single button fastening which is covered in the suit material. What is unusual about the jacket is that it the bottoms are at sharp right-angles, instead of curved as in most jackets – this makes everything about it, quite literally, sharp.
This outfit highlights an important point in men’s dress - even business dress. You wouldn’t wear this suit at the office, but the overcoat/suit match. If you’re wearing a suit that matches, especially a 3 piece, then it’s always nice to wear a matching overcoat. Why don’t people do this? Well, overcoats don’t tend to be sold with suits, however if you see a matching set then it’s worth buying – try and get a matching set. This is always a subtle way of making you stand out in business situations/interviews.
In the rest of the collection, there’s not much colour, but lots of patterns. My second favourite is the shiny gold double-breasted suit which certainly has Midas’ touch.