Style-conscious designers can be forgiven for taking a look at a pair of jeans that appear to be made of leather and a designer suit.
But this style is a product of a generation that has been taught to appreciate and embrace style.
For many, the term designer suit style is synonymous with the “old school” of modern day wear, but the term’s popularity has grown as more people are moving into the 21st century and are finding that their style has a wide range of options.
“We’re finding that more people want to wear jeans and we’re finding a more wide range than ever before,” says Nicky Stokes, the head of retail at Dior.
“The denim world is evolving.
I think the trend is definitely in the style of casual pants, but there’s a lot of stuff going on in the designer suit world.”
In some ways, it’s a matter of taste.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for the designer pants and I’m really into designer suits, so I think that’s where my influence is,” says Lauren, a fashion editor for The Atlantic.
“But if you’re a designer, you know that you can do things that other people can’t.
It’s not like you’re doing a little bit of a thing, it has to be more than that.
It has to reflect your personality.”
The same can be said for jeans.
“There’s a feeling that if you can go to a designer store and buy a pair, you’re just being trendy,” says Kate, who was raised in London and lives in a suburb of Manchester.
“A lot of designers have the idea that you have to be super stylish to do something that is considered trendy.
It can be very difficult to be fashionable if you have this weird obsession with being trendy.”
A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Manchester and had the chance to try on a pair from Dior, which has a range of styles including casual, casual wear and the most extreme.
“You’re not going to see jeans like this in the UK,” Kate says.
“It’s all about making your own, you just need to know where to start.”
I asked Kate what she thought of the new style trend.
“Dior’s not doing anything new, it just means that you’re wearing a different piece of clothing.
It may look like a pair in jeans, but it’s actually a piece of cloth that is designed to help you move around,” she says.
I had my first chance to wear the suit, which I think is just the best of both worlds.
It feels like a suit that you put on when you’re really out and about and has the ability to look good even if you aren’t really out.
“In the end, I’m wearing it because it looks good and it’s stylish, so there’s that balance,” she adds.
Kate says the suit’s simplicity is what really sets it apart from the rest of the collection.
“Because it’s made from cloth, there’s nothing complicated about it,” she explains.
“If you put a suit on, it feels good, and you’re not worried about how much it’s going to cost.”
Dior’s range is just one of many options for designers who want to make a statement.
But it’s the simplicity that makes it a must-try.
“This is one of the few things that you could go for that doesn’t require a lot,” says Kat.
“And it’s definitely the one you should be wearing when you want to be seen in the most flattering way.
The idea of wearing a suit is just such a beautiful, natural thing to do.”
Dressed in a suit, Kat would feel at home at any bar, restaurant or nightclub.
But she’s not alone.
“Just because it’s simple, it doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful,” says Clare, who is also a designer at Dépôt.
“Even if you do wear something fancy, it still comes across as more like a casual suit.”
Clare adds that she’s always been a fan of the suits she’s worn, and says that the latest trend is the “new thing”.
“I like the casual look.
The suit is the perfect fit,” she tells me.
“To me, you have that relaxed feeling in your shoulders, in your arms and in your legs.
And it’s just perfect.”
“You don’t need a lot, and it fits,” says Laura, who’s a fashion designer and blogger based in the US.
“Its the same idea, you don’t have to go crazy.
You can be comfortable with just a pair or two.”
And if you feel like your outfit is just a little too casual, there are many more outfits that can suit your personality.
For instance, I recently wore a pair for dinner with my mum and brother.
“My mum was like, ‘I’m a big fan