From Semi Suits to Millinery

By: Christina Butty - Published:   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References:
Classic proper men's formal wear fell way out of fashion somewhere in the 90s when casual attire for work became mainstream.

Lately, those fuddy old pieces have been creeping back into mainstream fashion with modern touches like color, pattern and how the garment is worn in an outfit.

The following cluster explores ways that classic men's formal wear pieces can be incorporated into a man's everyday wardrobe, from runway to reality.

Implications - Formal fashions were once associated with stuck up country-club looks with little personality; however, many high end designers have now created formal looks that are much more funkier and playful. Formal products that embrace individualism and differing personalities will continue to be recognized by modern consumers across all industries.

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