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There were a few key themes that ran throughout this year’s SS20 Paris Fashion Week, and relaxed tailoring was unquestionably one of them. The return of tailoring has been a hot topic at Highsnobiety for a while now but it was on this year’s runway that the trend was truly palpable.

UNDERCOVER’s SS20 show saw the brand step away from streetwear, showcasing dark formal pieces and plenty of open necklines. Tailored trousers lined up against graphic textiles and oversized shirts in a laidback but sophisticated approach to dressing smart.

At Kim Jones and Daniel Arsham’s Dior show, we were treated to a masterclass in tailoring, a particular highlight being the loose-fitting blazers coupled with turtle necks and chrome shirts.

With fashion houses and streetwear brands alike following suit, this trend is not to be ignored. For those who want to get ahead of next summer’s look, we’ve picked out some choice pieces that will help you do formal more informally.

Scroll on to shop our relaxed tailoring selections, and get ahead of the trend.

Blazers

Gone are the days when blazer choice meant black, gray, or blue. As we saw during the Paris shows, a more avant-garde top piece can be a good place to start when it comes to relaxed tailoring. Dries Van Noten has the out-there covered with a geometric piece with peaked lapel collar. A more utilitarian selection from Bonne Suits features an adjustable belt, to help you find your perfect fit.

Geometric Boxer Blazer

Dries Van Noten

$465

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SSENSE Exclusive Long Blazer

Tibi

$206

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Check Single-Breasted Blazer

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake

$771
Buy at Browns

De Rrusie Suit

Bonne Suits

$250
Buy at Opening Ceremony

Old Pink Oversized Fecker Blazer

Daily Paper

$221
Buy at Daily Paper

Shirts

We’ve seen shirts that give a little more leeway make a big comeback over recent months, and the camp collar is certainly having a moment. The short-sleeve poplin shirt from St-Henri, available exclusively at SSENSE, is a prime example of a more generous cut.

Striped Shirt

Maison Kistuné X ADER

$289
Buy at Browns

Instruction Print Shirt

C2H4

$170
Buy at C2H4

SSENSE Exclusive Western Ballad Shirt

St-Henri

$88

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Waffle Shirt

Ashley Marc Hovelle

$161
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Pants

Relaxed tailoring is all about the meeting of comfort and style, and this is key in the pants department. Ashley Marc Hovelle’s waffle trousers embody this softer (literally) approach to menswear, in a waffle pique fabric that allows better airflow.

Suit Wind Trousers

Hope

$108

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Gabardine Workwear Trousers

Maison Margiela

$176

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Check Straight Leg Trousers

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake

$461
Buy at Browns

Satin Track Pants

BED J.W. FORD

$88

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Waffle Trousers

Ashley Marc Hovelle

$150
Buy at Ashley Marc Hovelle

Cropped Suit Trousers

MR. P

from $255
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Tailored Japanese Pants

Passarella Death Squad

$463

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Buy at Luisaviaroma

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Gabardine Pants

Juun.J

$573

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Luisaviaroma

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

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