In my piece on the emergence of relaxed tailoring as a trend for men into 2012, I was keen to drive home the point that the word ‘tailoring’ shouldn’t leave you with the impression that we’re witnesses to the death of the slim cut suit. On the contrary, we’re witness to the emergence of an adapted casual style of clothing, one that has the relaxed fit so often desired of street wear, but has all the hallmarks of a well made, well tailored garment.

With a picture worth a thousand words, BlackBook magazine illustrates precisely what this evolving style of menswear is about.

black book shows us the future for men

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11
Taras Koltun: BlackBook September '11

Admittedly it’s not all that bright, but so much of what we’ve seen stomp down the autumn / fall 2011 and spring 2012 catwalks fits such a relaxed and tailored mould.

What you’ll also note in BlackBook’s emergence of the style is that the relaxed is often worn with the trim – something that heightens the effect and thoroughly communicates that large cuts don’t mean there’s a large person wearing them underneath.

Featuring pieces from the likes of Acne, Dolce & Gabbna, Paul Smith, and Z Zegna, you can see Taras Koltun’s photo shoot for BlackBook by clicking on the thumbnails above. You can find it in print in their September 2011 issue.

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