That old suit? It's new again

Tailored suits have never gone out of style, and the early 2010s saw a wave of young tailors sprouting in Singapore

A Berluti outfit at the men's Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection fashion show in Paris last month. Suits will never go out of fashion.
A Berluti outfit at the men's Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection fashion show in Paris last month. Suits will never go out of fashion. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A paradigm shift in spending these days has made menswear the fashion industry's fastest growing segment.

Market research firm Euromonitor was quoted as forecasting men's lines to outperform women's between 2017 and 2022, with sales expanding by a compound annual growth rate of 2 per cent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline 'That old suit? It's new again'. Subscribe