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Big suit energy: The best Dad suits to try this spring

March 25, 2020

Whether slouchy and sleek, wide and well-tailored, there’s no escaping it: suiting is back for spring. The catwalks championed tailoring of all kinds, from three piece tailoring as seen at Ralph Lauren to bermuda/blazer combos at Valentino.

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Victoria Beckham gave the suit a retro feel, mixing tailoring and accessorising with disco-style collars for all the seventies vibes.

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While Proenza Schouler also threw it back, giving a modern eighties feel with oversized silhouettes, shoulder pads and sharply tailored trousers.

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No longer just the reserve of the boardroom, the souped-up suit has transformed to a wardrobe staple. The latest iteration on the block taking over the high-street is the Dad suit. Characterised by an oversized, relaxed aesthetic, whether it be a roomy blazer, or loose-cut trouser, it’s supposed to look like, not that your borrowed from your boyfriend, but your Dad instead.

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For the streestyle approved way of styling the suit, pair it with your trainers for off-duty cool. Now would be right around the time to dig out your dad trainers, while if you’re looking for a fresh pair of trainers to try with tailoring New Balance are once the Dad trainer du jour with their 530 & 990v5s versions firmly on the feet of the fashion set.

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The relaxed tailoring two piece is pulled together but packing a serious amount of personality, while their roomy fit is surprising comfy for self-isolation particular if you have to look professional as you WFH.

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If the idea of a full-on suit is too intimidating but you still want to give it a whirl,  just opt for an oversized blazer and pair with sleek separates to a easy-to-wear style solution. A pair of straight leg jeans will be an ideal partner to the roomy cut topper.

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Read: you basically just need to add a Dad suit or blazer one to your wardrobe rotation asap. And that’s where I come in, I’ve rounded up all the stellar standout Dad suiting from across the high-street. All you have to do is pick your hue, as it comes in every shade imaginable. From pared back neutral styles to cheery, bright and bold shades.

See my favourites below:

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Trainers to wear with:

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