Ge Wang, the founder of ESQ, has made a name for himself as a renowned celebrity tailor, working with the likes of Chance the Rapper and Thomas Rhett. With the summer of 2023 quickly approaching, he is sharing his predictions for the upcoming men’s suiting trends.
According to Wang, one trend that will continue to gain popularity in 2023 is the emphasis on quality over quantity. “People are becoming more aware of the importance of investing in high-quality pieces that will last for years, rather than buying disposable, fast-fashion items,” Wang shares. “This trend is particularly evident in the suiting industry, where bespoke, made-to-measure suits are growing in popularity.”
Another trend that Wang predicts will continue even into 2024 is the move towards more relaxed, casual suiting options. With many people working from home and dress codes becoming increasingly relaxed, there is a growing demand for suits that are comfortable and versatile enough to wear in a variety of settings. This trend is reflected in the rise of unstructured jackets and soft tailoring, which offer a more laid-back, comfortable alternative to traditional suiting.
“Honestly, the business world is ready to look professional and leave the sweats of the pandemic behind,” Wang reveals. “A sharper look is in. But for those who spent years working from the comfort of home, it’s a transition. This is one area where bespoke suiting comes into play. Having a personalized, tailored fit helps you look and feel your best.”
Wang also notes that there is a growing interest in sustainability and ethical fashion, with many consumers looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. He predicts that this trend will continue to grow, with more brands focusing on using sustainable materials and ethical production methods. At ESQ, Wang and his team are already incorporating sustainable practices into their production process, using eco-friendly materials and ethical labor practices.
In terms of specific styles and colors, Wang predicts that there will be a continued emphasis on classic, timeless designs, such as the navy suit. However, he also notes that there is a growing interest in more bold, statement-making pieces. Bright, bold colors and patterns have been making a comeback in 2023, with people looking to stand out and make a statement with their suiting choices.
Again, Wang highlights the importance of fit when it comes to suiting. “A well-fitted suit is key to looking sharp and confident,” he says. “I recommend that my clients consider investing in made-to-measure or bespoke suits to ensure a perfect fit. ESQ offers custom tailored suits made to the client’s measurements, ensuring a precise fit that flatters the body and provides maximum comfort.”
In terms of wedding attire, Wang predicts that the trend towards more relaxed, casual suiting options will continue in 2023 and into the upcoming year. Grooms are looking for suits that are stylish but also versatile, and that can be worn beyond the wedding day. This trend is reflected in the rise of lighter fabrics, such as linen and cotton, which offer a more laid-back, summer-friendly alternative to traditional wool suits.
Wang also notes that there is a growing interest in personalized touches, such as monogramming and unique accessories. These details add a special touch to a suit, and can make the groom feel more confident and individualistic on his big day. “We have been expanding our online offerings in this department,” Wang notes. “Premium cufflinks are definitely a popular item and presents the opportunity to express your personality with a flourish.”
Ge Wang’s predictions for 2023 – and 2024 – men’s suiting trends suggest a continued focus on quality, comfort, and versatility. Consumers are looking for suits that are both stylish and practical, and that reflect their values and personal style. As the founder of ESQ, Wang is well-positioned to stay ahead of these trends and offer clients the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.
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