I’ve always had trouble wearing suits. Growing up, I dreaded weddings, funerals, and any event that required me to put on the itchy suit my mom snagged me on sale at a local all-purpose store. I just never quite felt comfortable in a suit and it’s a sentiment I still struggle with: I’m the casual guy and suits just feel so… square. Over the last few years, I’ve learned to readapt traditional suiting to fit my casual, creative lifestyle.
Take, for instance, these classic Kenneth Cole suiting trousers… when I give them a sporty cuff, pair them with a moody half-zip polo and toss in a neutral sneaker, they take on a whole new meaning. Now don’t get me wrong, I think a suit (when worn properly) is one of the smartest outfits any guy can opt for. There is a “go get ‘em” sophistication to a full suit that I strongly wish I could pull off. But for now, I’m content with taking my classic suiting pieces and giving them a casual makeover.
These pieces can take any guy from work room to weekend with ease. Mix your pinstripe pants with a grey tee and sandals or match a houndstooth blazer with your favorite slouchy denim. Whatever style you choose, don’t be afraid to experiment!
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.