We live in a world where everything is disposable, including clothing. Cheap manufacturing, often made in an unethical way means we aren’t making informed choices when it comes to our fashion.
An interesting read on ‘articles of style’ explains in great depth how this affects us as consumers: https://articlesofstyle.com/62475/the-true-cost-of-disposable-clothing/
Eco-age is trying to raise awareness of this growing problem. http://eco-age.com. They encourage that an item of clothing should be worn at least 30 times.
Every gent needs to have one well fitted black suit so here’s my guide, worn in 30 different ways, on how you can achieve ‘sustainable style’.
Classic black and white
Black on black
Add brown accessories
As a dinner suit
With Black tie and white jacket
With a roll neck
As a full 3 piece
With a co-ordinating colour jacket
Add a Patterned shirt
With a T shirt
With fine knits
Replace the jacket with an overcoat
Add a denim shirt, smart casual
With casual footwear
Wear Summer roll ups
Add some braces
Add a scarf
With a chunky knit cardigan
Black jacket with greys
With a leather jacket
Just the waistcoat
Add more white
Add in some tweed
A checked pattern as a contrast
With a classic black tailored 3 piece you can wear it so many ways that it will look like a different outfit each time. Make good quality, timeless clothing choices and they will last.