Your Man’s suit doesn’t have to sit in the wardrobe only to be worn on special occasions. In this video we show you how to work the Athleisure trend so you and your man can step out in style.
Outfitter: DBS Menswear facebook: DBS Menswear, @dbsmenswear, www.dbsmenswear.com.au
Videographer: Sarah Robinson www.thevideobox.com.au
Hair and Makeup: Keeley Shae Facebook: Keeley-Shae – Makeup Artist, @keeleyshaemua
Models: Alex Graf and Cara Gilligan
Video Transcript: Athleisure | Ma Belle Allure | DBS Menswear
Hello, I’m Simone Parker from Ma Belle Allure. My passion is to style women in the latest trends but to style those trends for your body. So I am extra excited to do a shoot for you on how to style your man. Most men have a suit in their wardrobe, whether they got it for a school formal, a wedding or a job interview, but for some men that is where it stays – in their wardrobe! So ladies with a few clever styling tricks you can ensure your man gets a lot of wear out of his suit, and both of you can step out in style!!!
Athleisure busted onto the menswear scene in 2015. Now the trend has been adopted by many menswear designers. Athleisure adopts the sporty aesthetic into everyday menswear. Clever tailoring and design allows cotton and canvas, lightweight parkas and even parachute fabric to be worn with suits. You might have heard the term high-low which refers to high contrast – low contrast in tones and colours but also in textures. The advantage of adopting the Athleisure trend is that it is now acceptable to team a suit with sneakers or an anorak with a shirt and tie.
So to make the Athleisure look work with your man’s suit I have chosen a burgundy canvas anorak from DBS Menswear in Wynnum to team with your man’s suit pants. The light coloured cords on the anorak team really well with a plain white t-shirt. Once again the look works better if you try to stick to 3 colours, so for footwear I have chosen a navy suede lace up. The suede keeps the look casual and the light coloured laces tie into the colour of the t-shirt and anorak trim. I have also added a casual woven navy and leather belt.
To make the look a little edgy and for those cool mornings, you can add a beanie. A beanie can look smart as well as street so to keep it smart and make it work with your man’s suit trousers keep the colour neutral and the style minimal so this grey one is ideal.
Once again, a huge thank you to Peter, from DBS Menswear, for providing the anorak, t-shirt, beanie shoes and belt for this shoot. You can check out DBS Menswear’s wide range at the store in Edith Street in Wynnum or on go to the DBS menswear website.