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Office-Approved Stretch-Style

This season’s best office-approved pieces share the same easy-wearing DNA as your favourite pair of sweats.

Date: 2021-03-27

Whether you’ve adopted a daily living room yoga routine this year or not, spending so much time at home might have gotten us all a little too familiar with wearing hoodies and track pants every day. Fortunately, this season’s best office-approved pieces share the same easy-wearing DNA as your favourite pair of sweats.

This season, innovative brands like Canali, Maurizio Baldassari and Bugatchi, are going all-in on button-downs, trousers and sports jackets cut from high-performance stretch fabrics. Designed for a full range of motion, these offer a sartorial upgrade from your lounging uniform without any compromise on comfort.

Performance Suits

Despite the recent shift to more casual dress codes in the workplace, we’re not convinced that suit will be going anywhere. Fortunately, brands like Canali, Z Zegna and TOM FORD are redefining the fundamentals by exploring more comfortable silhouettes and suit structures. We’re seeing an evolution from the stiffer, constrained suit to stretch-fabrics and construction that offer versatility for all-day wear.

Performance Jackets

A trusty sports jacket is essential for both casual business environments and elevating your usual weekend outfit. Lightweight, stretchy sports jackets offer effortless movement and soft comfort. Many of our favourites like Eleventy, Neil Barrett and ZEGNA are bridging the gap between fashion and functionality by creating jackets with both cardigan-like comfort and tailored refinement.

Performance Shirts

Reach for a dress shirt that works whether you’re (hopefully soon) walking off a plane or into the boardroom. Busy days need smart clothing with extra stretch, premium fabrics and movement to keep up with you. Patrick Assaraf, Emporio Armani and Tiger of Sweden are just a few of the brands illustrating this with with super-stretch fabrics and effortless drape. Pair a sharp button-down with an unstructured suit for an even more laid-back, yet refined look.

Performance Pants

Comfortable clothing isn’t exclusive to sweatpants. Pants with elasticized waistbands and built-in stretch, yet remain expertly tailored are key in 2021. BOSS, Brunello Cucinelli and Loro Piana are mixing both comfort and refinement to create timeless additions to your wardrobe whether held up at the home office or imbibing on your nearest patio.