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Is the Suit Dying? – The Role of Classic Menswear in Today’s World

Is the Suit Dying? – The Role of Classic Menswear in Today’s World

Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette!
In today’s video, we’ll discuss the status of the suit in modern society. Is
it a relic of a bygone era or does it still have a role to play in the world
of menswear? As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, there’s been an
increasing amount of scrutiny placed on that most quintessential of menswear
ensembles, the suit. Where suits were the everyday professional attire of most of
the Western world in the late 19th and through the 20th centuries, there have
been seismic shifts in the last few decades in the world of professional
attire. So where does the suit stand today? In order to answer that question,
let’s start with a bit of history. Stay tuned for an upcoming video that will
cover the history of the suit in even finer detail but for the sake of today’s
topic, here’s a bit of broader context. Let’s look at the 1940s in which
everyday attire for most men was based on the suit. The typical price for a suit,
at the time, was about $50 which averages to around 917 dollars in today’s money.
Textile manufacturing in the US was reaching its peak output around this
time and the average American spent around 12% of their income on clothing.
In this era, a man would buy a suit at an average of about one every two years or
so. Not only would he wear his suits to the office but also in a wide variety of
other locations. For example, to watch sporting events or sometimes, even to
play sports. And if we look a decade earlier at the 1930s, everyone from
famous movie stars to working men in breadlines were wearing suits almost
daily. Through the first half of the 20th century, the suit was largely synonymous
with broader ideas about the nature of masculinity and society but as the
counterculture movement of the 1960s came into its own, there was large-scale
rejection of the traditions that had typified the earlier part of the century and
this included menswear. And while the suit has hung on and continued to evolve
through the ensuing decades, there is still a greater emphasis placed on
individuality and in particular, comfort in today’s fashions. So we’re long past
the days where most men are wearing suits every day and for almost any
occasion but does this actually mean that the suit is on its way out?
Today, evidence of a decline of menswear and really the apparel industry as a
whole is everywhere. In this graph from a recent article from Bloomberg entitled
the Death of Clothing, you can see that apparel is quickly losing ground in
terms of where consumers are spending their money to technology and
experiences. Apparel stores of all kinds including those that claim to be the
future of retail are closing. As an example, luxury department store, Barneys,
has filed for bankruptcy and agreed to close all of its stores. Financial
institutions like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs long considered bastions of
formality, just think of the phrase “white collar”, are now relaxing their dress
codes and American men are buying fewer suits, overall. Today, casual attire really
is the new standard. As just one example, men can wear sneakers with just about
any ensemble. On that note, if you’d like to learn more about how a gentlemen can
successfully incorporate sneakers into his wardrobe, take a look at this video
here. The textile and apparel industries in America have almost completely
disappeared and high-level CEOs of multibillion-dollar corporations who now
see the suit as being too stuffy have ditched it for more contemporary looks.
Think, for example, of people like Steve Jobs with his turtleneck sweaters and
Mark Zuckerberg with his trademark hoodies. As a brief aside here, it is
important to note that there’s an element of socioeconomic status to
decisions like these. That is to say, while a CEO may have the ability to
decide what their own dress code will be, those working below them might not have
that same freedom. Also, this speaks to some degree about matters of personal
value. If Mark Zuckerberg wants to wear the same thing every day so he can
maximize his mental energies elsewhere, more power to him but you can still
devote mental resources to your clothes if looking good is a priority to you and
it should be but more on this later. Far from the days when the average man would
buy a suit every two years or so, today’s man buys fewer than one suit every 10
years and many men will only wear suits on specific special occasions such as
weddings, funerals, and congressional testimony. Mentioning Mark Zuckerberg
again, these images of Zuckerberg making congressional testimony made headlines
all over the world not just because of what he was saying but also because of
what he was wearing. To be sure, different outlets had different responses to these
images. A piece from media outlet, Vox, on the supposed death of the suit argued
that Zuckerberg trading in his hoodie for a suit spoke to the current status
of the ensemble as a uniform for the powerless only worn by those who are
trying to appease those in positions of higher power than themselves. In the
words of the author of the piece, Mark Dent, “unless you live on Park Avenue, the
suit brings to mind job interviews, junior salespeople, hotel clerks, and
court appearances.” Meanwhile, the New York Times had a different take on the matter.
According to their writer, Vanessa Friedman, Zuckerberg wearing a suit said
to “suspicious, establishment lawmakers; I am in your house, I will accept your
rules. It said I acknowledge the responsibility I bear and take this
seriously. It acceded to the general interpretation that this was a growing
up moment, because in the iconography of clothing, the suit is the costume of the
grown-up, while the t-shirt is the costume of the teenager ,the off-duty, the
breaker of rules.” While we agree with Dent’s take that the suit is strongly
linked to power dynamics in professional settings, we also agree with Friedman
that while wearing a suit does say that you’re willing to play by
a certain set of rules, the effect that the suit has on your appearance still
creates a powerful visual statement. Despite the broader decline that we’re
currently seeing in the apparel industry, clothes, at their core, can still have a
powerful effect on your image and your perceived identity. So while it may be
the case that Mark Zuckerberg felt that he had to play by Congress’ rules in
wearing a suit to his testimony, he also didn’t want to look the part of a smug
teenager, he wanted to look like the CEO of a multi-billion dollar international
company who was serious about why he was there that day. Expressions of power
aside though, it is a valid question to ask whether we even have a need for
suits as more and more workplaces become increasingly casual. Let’s take Goldman
Sachs and their recent change in dress code as an example here,
according to author ,Jay Fielden, in a piece for Esquire, “This doesn’t mean that
all suits are dying. Instead, he argues that we’re only seeing the death of a
type of suit, that blousey, droop shouldered, floppy lagged, body swallowing
blue mass of fabric thing which has, for almost two decades, been the obligatory
uniform of bank managers, politicians, and CEOs. What this look said on the behalf
of its wearer is “Whatever you do, don’t look at me.” In other words, what we may be
witnessing now is the death of the conventional power suit which, as time
has gone on, became less about power and ironically, more about the lack of it, as
we discussed earlier. To quote Fieldman again, “To think a suit
is one thing is to misunderstand what a suit is. Like a Swiss Army knife, it’s a
multi-purpose tool.” So if only the power suit is truly dying these days and suits,
in general, are to take on a new role, what will that new role be? In our
opinion, the suit is probably going to transition from being an expression of
conformity to one of creativity. Fashion houses have, again,
been increasing the number of suits and suit inspired ensembles in their recent
collections and creative suits have been a mainstay of red carpet looks for years.
As another example, consider Justin Timberlake’s 2013 hit song, Suit and Tie,
which he performed on the accompanying tour wearing tailored Tom Ford suits. Off
the red carpet, made to measure tailoring is becoming increasingly popular for the
average man as it becomes more financially feasible. Think of brands
like SuitSupply and Indochino who have brought the personal satisfaction that
comes with customized, if not necessarily fully bespoke garments to new audiences.
All of this is to say that more men are now seeing the suit as a canvas for
personal expression. With that, there are two things to keep in mind here. First is
that the suit has already evolved quite a bit since its inception in the late
19th century. Waistcoats are no longer a mandatory feature, lapels have widened
and narrowed over time, silhouettes have changed and much more. As we mentioned
earlier, our upcoming video on the history of the suit will cover all of
these changes in greater depth but our point here is to say that the suit has
evolved quite a bit over time and it has the potential to continue evolving.
Secondly, the suit isn’t just an accessory that might fall in or out of
fashion like a particular style of hat. Rather, a suit is a full ensemble and
it’s supreme utility and versatility have carved out a place in menswear that
has made it a staple for over a hundred and fifty years. Speaking of accessories
though and to add on to our earlier point about suits and personal
expression, if you add accessories to a suit, you can, of course, create a variety
of different looks that also speak to your own personal taste. Men in the early
20th century knew that even though most of them were broadly wearing suits as an
overall uniform, they could work within that mold to still have subtle touches
of personal identity. We, here at the Gentleman’s Gazette,
believe that the so-called Golden Age of Tailored Menswear from about the 1920s
to the 1960s contains looks that can still be leveraged today for maximum
confidence and style but that doesn’t mean that we think our preferred
aesthetic is the only one that’s out there or the only one that can work best
for a variety of different men. So with all this said then, where does the suit
stand today? Suits have become something that many men wear only when absolutely
necessary or when a clear corporate power dynamic exists but at the same
time, as more companies continue to become more casual in terms of everyday
dress and the suit leaves the workplace as a requirement, these old power
dynamics may have the potential to fall away to a greater degree. In their place,
the suit will be able to embrace a new role as a platform for personal and
aesthetic expression either for those who wish to channel its history, as we do
here at the Gentleman’s Gazette, or for those who want to take it in entirely
new directions. In other words, the era of men having to wear suits may be ending
but the era of men wanting to wear suits is just beginning. So the suit is dead,
long live the suit! In today’s video, it should be obvious that I’m wearing a
suit. it’s charcoal gray and has a slight texture to its weave and you’ve seen it
in previous videos in a two-piece configuration but I decided to wear it
as a full three-piece today both the suit jacket and its waistcoat are single
breasted and they each have their own notched lapels to go with the charcoal
color of the suit I’ve chosen to wear a pink shirt which is a natural complement
to charcoal you can learn more about pink and how to wear it in this video
here meanwhile my accessories are mostly working in a red and yellow color
dynamic I’m wearing gold metals in both my pocket watch whose chain is readily
visible on the front of the waistcoat as well as my cufflinks which are from Fort
Belvedere they are gold plated sterling silver Eagle Claw cufflinks with Tiger’s eye
as the stone and this stone has some yellow and orange tones to fit into the
warm color theme the rest of my accessories are also from Fort Belvedere
today including my madder silk bow tie which has a Paisley design in red and
buff meanwhile my art deco Egyptian scarab pocket square features several
colors including straw yellow antique brass blue black and cardinal red and
also features a brown contrast edge finally my boutonniere is a relatively
new design from the Fort Belvedere shop it’s one of our mini carnations this
time in a burgundy color we’ve also got it for sale in a full-size carnation so
you can pair it with a variety of looks whether they be suits black tie or white
tie ensembles or other looks you might device rounding out the ensemble today
are my socks which are also plain pink to harmonize with my shirt and my shoes
which are cap toed Oxfords in a burgundy shade similar to the
boutonniere that are made by Beckett Simenon you can find all of the Fort
Belvedere accessories that I’m wearing in today’s video in the Fort Belvedere

100 comments on “Is the Suit Dying? – The Role of Classic Menswear in Today’s World

  1. "The suit is dead; long live the suit"! Indeed 🙂 love wearing a suit, yes sir! Not cause I have to, I want to 🙂

  2. No the suit is fine. Im a Jehovah's Witness and a suit is a must. There are 8 million witnesses in the world and im going to assume half of that is men. Thats a lot of suits. ☺👍

  3. I wear a suit everyday. I find them comfortable. Living in Minneapolis they’re perfect all types of weather. I’m still in high school as-well and wear a suit to school everyday. I f**king love suits and hats.

  4. Suits are still practically a necessity for government, large corporate business, and courts. Someone may dress everyday in a stained shirt and baggy track pants, but I bet they'd refuse legal service from an attorney wearing the same thing.

  5. I think the pendulum has swung towards the other extreme, I.e. very casual attire even in relatively formal situations. Give it a decade or three and suits will be back in. All fashion styles have their cycles.

  6. It may be dying in the US, and as a Brit who lived there for 16 years, I can say that Americans are not the best-dressed people I've ever seen. No disrespect! However, in Europe, I am seeing a real resurgence in "classic men's dress" … but that is no surprise as Europe has always been the home of the well-dressed man.

  7. Can we get a review of those Beckett Simonon oxfords, GG? I have a pair, but would like to know how they hold up against the stiff competition from similarly competitive factory-to-customer shoemakers.

  8. 8:42 Hit the nail on the head right there. Today, a suit is not a requirement; it is a privilege. Wearing one well takes a level of refinement and knowledge that a lot of people don't bother to develop. Hence, if you look can comfortable in one and the suit looks right on you, it can really elevate your outfit game to the next level. Not to mention, if you know how to wear a suit, chance are pretty good that you know how to wear a number of more casual pieces that don't rise to the level of a suit. I think the business suit for the weekday is more or less dead, but you can absolutely wear one for the weekend.

  9. People sometimes find it weird that I don’t wear t shirts instead il usually wear a collard shirt with a zip up hoodie (During winter). People normally see it as overdressed. Its my style

  10. I used to wear suits a lot more than I do now, mostly due to my current work requiring an uniform, and removing half the attire to put on a logo'd shirt is pretty obnoxious.

    But beyond that, every time I wear one I get compliments, especially since a LOT of people don't wear them, and suit aside, in general people don't really know how to dress. one specific example is this one girl that told me "most men look like they just put on the stuff that was lying around".

  11. To wear a suit you must look relaxed and don't look like you have stepped out of a shop window and don't act like a robot. Almost treat it with contempt but be proud of your cloths. Be gracious with someone who accidentally spills something on it. You will be viewed as a polite smart stylish man. Remember cloths maketh the man.

  12. Word of advice for from those who read qa large variety of writings Vox is a joke. Tech is the most visible now so they are driving some of this relaxed culture but this doesn't hold true in many industries. Dont wear a suit to a business meeting in japan and see how fast you lose the deal.

  13. Great video!everyone on here made great comments. The suit is dying, other than formal events, business men, bankers, politicians etc, I think mostly because people dress horribly as they do not care what they look like! It’s too awkward to wear suits all the time now because of how people respond to it. So I have had to go with more casual wear with collar shirts and chino type pants. Personal expression is a good thing, and could help make suits popular again!

  14. The suit always has been and always will be symbolic for a suit of armour- signifying that the wearer exists in service of his job or purpose in the world, not the other way around.

  15. Since there was no year "0", the first decade included year 10… similarly, year 2020 is the final year of this decade.

  16. Great approach on the topic Preston!
    I enjoyed how you presented us with the history of the suit and its evolution, and statistical information regarding the cost of a suit and how much we spend on clothing overall, comparing to such things as technology.
    The Zuckerberg example and quotations from the Press was also good, as it shows how much you cared to search for different perspectives on the topic of "Is the Suit Dying?".
    In conclusion, I have the same philosophy as you. I believe the suit as a mandatory uniform is dying, but it's reborn as a stylistic choice, expression of creativity and caring for the history of classic men's fashion.
    Congratulation on the video, easily one of my favorites on the channel!

    Salutations from Portugal!

  17. More like LAZINESS., in today's "fashion"!
    I want to punch every neckbeard in the throat, with my brass knuckles!

  18. I'd like to see you address the kilted suit. While I am no fan of the common suit with trousers, I feel great wearing a bespoke kilt suit.

  19. I live in Chile, and I love wearing suits. For that reason I choose to be a lawyer because that's the dress code for allegations in courtroom, even while the suit is dying in other environments.

    I remember when I was a writer for a tech company while I was a law student, everyone in the office wore shirts with jeans and sneakers, and I was the only one with a suit. The comments started with "hey, you don't have to wear a suit", "do you feel uncomfortable with that tie hanging you?" and weeks later they were "do you think you're better than us?". Eventually, even if my work was outstanding according to my bosses and clients, they expelled me because of the suit.

    At that moment I started to ditch the suit because people are often startled to it, using it only in courtroom, office or in my house. My dream is to have many bespoke suits.

  20. Wow, out on the lawn, you guys looked just like the guys from the Alan Flusser book featured. You should make a digitally animated cartoon shot of it. It would look great for a cover shot! Making suits look comfortable and to express one's personality is eminently satisfying and I never have to buy clothing to go anywhere. I pick a combo that's appropriate. Good topic!

  21. I dress up for various occasions multiple times a week so I wear suits frequently. I bought 4 last year. I have so many that my wardrobe storage is limited and I store some under the bed. When I was in London many men wore beautiful tailored suits and Tokyo is the same. So I hope the suit does not fade away too soon.

  22. Sir a have a serious question, can i wear a turtleneck under a dress shirt plz answer me quickly i am going on a date tomorrow plz plz, or anyone else ❤️

  23. In my opinion, I think the skinny suit is the one that's going to die. It may be because all these fashion CO. are making bright gray and blue colors on a piece of formal wear, and sometimes they think it's a good idea to make a RAINBOW suit or a PAC-MAN suit. Fashion companies just don't think well these days. So now they can't have "FROSTY CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKES!".

  24. Beginning in the late 2000s, it seems the suit became reborn as a fast-fashion item—something less serious and more flashy (much like a 1920s suit), as opposed to something conservative (much like a business suit). People, today, seem to care more about suits than they did maybe 15-20 years ago (especially thanks to online communities and blogs), but you'll find that most people dress themselves more casually than ever before—even more so than they did 15-20 years sago—in formal situations. In other words, although I'm seeing an increase in interest in suits, I'm also noticing that there are fewer and fewer instances in which a suit is called for. Ties have also fallen out of favor. The fashion industry seems to be more interested in these things, now, than they were just half a decade ago; however, I think people are increasingly treating such things as a novelty. The suit may not necessarily die, but its purpose will shift. At some point, you may only see a suit warn at weddings / parties / funerals.

    If politicians and lawyers eventually shed the suit, those wearing a suit just because they want to do so will probably outnumber the people who are wearing a suit because they are being made to do so. As for my opinion on this… well, I don't want to be biased; however, I will say that I do very much like wearing a suit, because it's both a practical and comfortable garment. Therefore, it is sad to think that the opportunities for one to wear a suit are dwindling. What I hope to do, once I have a full-time job/career, is to wear a suit daily and not care what others might think. At the very least, a suit still is symbolic—it helps one's appearance, which is a competitive thing. If wearing a suit does nothing much else for me, at least it will have a positive impact on my appearance. And, on that note, I think that sartorial accessories and such have actually become somewhat more popular over the years, as men enter / re-enter the workforce. A lot has happened since the Great Recession.

  25. I would have mentioned that casual attire began to come around in the 1920s and really began to reach popularity by the 1940s. I've seen 1940s and 1950s footage consisting of subjects who had nothing more than slacks and a button-up shirt.

  26. I think suits are far easier/less complex to wear than coordinating office casual. I'd wear suits more often if there were a decent tailor in my area. However, if you regularly over-dress for your environment you risk being perceived as less credible and "not one of us" (more power to you if you don't care). That said, I compromise by wearing ties often.

  27. I wear a suit not for anyone or my job. I wear it for me, and like you said its an expression of my inner personality.

  28. Not a fan of the NY Times but I agree with the assessment. Wearing a suit or, simply, taking pride in one's appearance shows maturity and professionalism. Who would respect a military or, especially now, a Presidential candidate, outfitted in a T-shirt and sweatpants?

  29. Not at all. I think that the opportunities to dress in a suit have changed and be one narrower. Now it’s business, Theater, funerals, nice meals out, church, weddings. To name a few.

  30. There are two issues I see. One, men want to dress like large children. Perhaps that implies more than just clothing. The second is decline of marriage. Women had a decisive role in suggesting men's attire. But the final choice is personal. If you look at clothes as "power", you're ignoring Shakespeare, who reminds us the powerful are in fact "dressed in a little brief authority." How do you see yourself and how do you want to feel?

  31. This video not only spoke to my mind, but to my heart! Most EXCELLENT script! GG’s videos are really going the extra mile.

  32. If you see a group wherein one is wearing a suit and the rest polos/t-shirts and jeans, the one wearing the suit is in charge. If you see a group wherein one is wearing a t-shirt and jeans and the rest suits, the one wearing the t-shirt and jeans is in charge.

  33. As much as I admire and respect Steve Jobs, I hate him so much for his Black Turtleneck & Jeans style which brings so much bad taste to our society. Men look the best in suits, especially when paired with a fine Swiss mechanical watch. We need to bring back these niceties in a world full of cheap digital garbage (such as Apple "Watch")

  34. I have a couple sports coats. But no full suit set. I just don't know where to buy a quality yet affordable suit. Any recommendations..

  35. I'm still trying to figure out how to wear a suit and deal with the reactions from the general public. I normally wear separates with jeans or chinos. I live in very casually dressed city. People here give me lots of attention in the form of staring or commenting. It's always from a good place, aways positive, and I enjoy it to a degree. Wearing a full suit does get a lot more attention. I can be a nuisance. But suits are so darn cool!

  36. Excellent informative video. Personally, I enjoy wearing a suit, but don’t have one that fits right now 😎

  37. There is kind of a stigma on men dressing up when they are not very financially succesful. I'm just starting to dress better and I already receive negative comments here and there about me "feeling like I'm better than other people".

  38. Yes the suit is dying; as more smart casual and or business casual dress codes are being implemented all over the workplace.

    Since the last decade, more and more people are spending their money on technology and travel, which means they allocate less money on clothing.

    However, suits can still be seen on special occasions such as funerals, weddings and other legal matters. The fact that suits are only worn on select events like these and not on a regular basis, only solidifies that suits are indeed dead.

    Suits are dead because times are changing. Just like technology, clothing also evolves and simplifies. It’s just as simple as that.

  39. I am more of sports coat or blazer guy; but suits are great in most formal occasions (although admittedly, I'm still not a fan of ties).

  40. I think fewer people wear suits because more are obese, so suits are hot and stuffy. Yet, I'm a minister and i cant stand when people dont dress up for funerals. You dont need a tie, and open collar is fine, but at least wear a jacket and slacks. You're there out of respect, not for you to be comfortable in your jeans. Get serious people. So frustrating.

  41. Great line! “The suit is dead. Long live the suit!”.
    I am frequently dressed the most formally of those in my workplace and Church. I don’t wear what I wear for anyone else. I wear it for me.
    Plenty of room for all!

  42. I love the history of the suit. I have a Forest green corduroy suit that I wear it with dark coloured boots and black fedora. It’s creative and it makes people feel comfortable to approach me for conversation.

  43. I wear my navy suit all year long, but I have a brown suit I've been meaning to break out. I also plan on getting a grey and black suit. My philosophy for menswear: Wear the suit. Don't let the suit wear you.

  44. I was an over night manager at a hotel. After a "discussion" with the gm about the lax uniform "polo or dress shirt" I started wearing a suit despite the uniform. When I did, no one asked to speak with the manager, no one tried to argue with me about my job, no one accused me of being incompetent, people accepted that I knew what I was talking about and I was trying to address any situation as best as we able. Suits may be less comfortable at times, but life's easier in a suit.

  45. I absolutely love wearing a suit. It’s simply about self-respect and presenting yourself in a serious manner. A suit can be very comfortable given the right fit/construction. There is a reason national leaders wear them. Leaders.

  46. Hats and ties are already dead, I'm afraid suits are next. I'm a big fan of wearing suits. Dad wore one almost every day. Men today actively prefer to be slobs. It's sad. Folks like us are becoming a niche minority. Unfortunately suits are indeed associated with corporate raiders, Enron, DC politicians, lawyers, corrupt Wall Street types and so on.

  47. Another place you don't see suits so much anymore is church. Now don't get me wrong, a dress code should never be enforced in church. And I understand if one is poor and can't afford nice clothes. But men used to wear suits to church to show class and respect for God and his house. And even the poor would try and dress the best they could. It's sad that men aren't wearing suits to church anymore! And there are even pastors and preachers who don't wear suits either. And no disrespect to them, but given there position, you'd think they would.

  48. 0:47 to be honest these people are pretty dressed up. I'm used to cartoon character t-shirts, utilikilts and crocs.

  49. I am a horticulturist and the only use I have for a suit is church, job interviews, and special events. Not that I ever use more than a sports coat anyway.

  50. I started wearing suits a few months ago (next to my hiker trash style which I also wear to the office) after an epiphany: it is cosplay. From then on I was comfortable with it and wanted to dive into the style. There is objectively no difference between dressing up as a viking or a knight at a fantasy fair or wearing a suit in every day life or indeed the office. It's a fun hobby, no more and no less. Those who take it seriously as an important and necessary part of life, I view them the same as those who would take their viking attire seriously and likewise may advice them to get a life.
    Gentleman's Gazette is my guide to fun living.

  51. love suits! esp polished shoes, the accessories. I also love wearing a kilt as well ~ being well dressed always attracts.

  52. I find this channel's uploads really cringey but they are really fun to watch if I wake up at 4 am for no reason.

  53. With the return of nations, a new conservative age follows, and with it will return a more formal wardrobe. Watch as gentlemen start shaving again, slicking their hair back in neat conservative styles and – yes – improving their appearance with a fine suit. The coronavirus will only hasten this move, as "cleanliness" will become the next "in" thing. As an older gentleman who remembers better, more formal times, I welcome the return of formality and social norms. 👍🏻

  54. Hello I'm 16 and am Australian, I definitely think the suit is dying to my bitter disappointment though I dont think it is frowned upon as a gone style I rather think if you are one of the few to buy a suit it shows you have style and you are looked upon as stylish, I think it dying though the people that wear a classic well cut suit are loved and seen as unique in a good way.

  55. Suit are dying it is like Art, US Hollywood and pop stars are dressed like "sh.." and Picasso sold its rubbish for many millions. No more style, culture, manners nor education. A civilisation is collapsing. Welcome to the future, hopefully aliens will be part of it

  56. Love your Channel.
    I have a question please.
    I wear a cumberbund as part of my daily wear. I wear it to hide my beltline on my pants. I don't wear belts and my pants don't have belts loops. I have been told that cumberbunds are only appropriate on formal occasions only with tuxedos.
    Please comment with your advice.
    Thank you.

  57. The suit cannot die.
    It's part of the men's wardrobe from the 17th century, while the first modern suit appeared during the 19th century.
    It didn't die till now, so only logical assumption is that the suit will 'keep going it's the way'; it will only fade a little bit, due to today's social standards, that do not require such a complex outfit.
    That's not a con, however, cause wearing a suit will make you stand out even more (in a positive manner).

  58. One of your loyal followers accused me of running a dog fighting ring. While I have always been somewhat snarky here, I know where the line is.

    Being a gentleman is so much more than just being a snappy dresser. A true gentleman comes with knowing how to treat others. As I have reviewed comments on this video, I have realized that many of those comments are from folks that want others to dress snappy, but want nothing to do with being true gentlemen and women.

    I would rather hang out with a bunch of bikers that would give someone the shirt off of their back than a few folks that constantly criticize for whatever kind of shirt is being worn.

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