Jane Macdougall: Goodbye too small mens’ suits, hello … lace?.


“My, but hasn’t Billy grown!”

If clothes make the man, then the prevailing male fashion trend makes men look like school boys. Surely you’ve noticed? The current vogue mandates that grown adult males appear like adolescent boys squeezing into suits they wore — unhappily — to their cousin’s wedding two summers ago. Straining buttons; abbreviated sleeves; clownishly short jackets paired with the equivalent of toreador pants, all of it reminiscent of September’s school uniform just barely making it through to the June finish line. Cary Grant, wherefore art thou?

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