01 The tailored trousers
Tailored trousers are defined by a dressier shape and look than that of other trousers, such as jeans or chinos. Their silhouette and length can vary but they’re usually defined by a neat fit at the waist, a roomy seat and a creased leg. Front pleats and belt loops are common elements of their construction, but they are not essential.
The choice of material is key to determine their overall look, feel and fall – woollen fabrics are a classic choice, as they tend to drape beautifully. However, a lighter, crisp fabric like the checked weave of these trousers is ideal for warmer days. Worn with a matching blazer and combined with trainers, these trousers are the foundation of a smart casual look.
02 The overshirt
Part of the ARKET assortment since our first collection, the overshirt is one of our favourite garments for the men’s wardrobe. The construction draws inspiration from utility clothing and, inevitably, it is an easy garment to wear. Used as a light jacket, over a simple T-shirt or as a mid-layer piece, it adds depth to a look and can adapt to different needs and occasions.
One of its many possibilities is the ability to become part of a two-piece suit. The combination of this twill overshirt with matching trousers takes inspiration from classic workwear. These two pieces together create a contemporary uniform that reimagines suiting and works just as well worn together or separately.