Urban Outfitters have not so much dipped their toes into the world of suiting as got on the high-board and bombed into it, with the introduction of their new unisex suit.
Released on Halloween (Spooky! Scary!), the suit is designed for men and women and whoever in between, with its unique cut and all over check-pattern specifically designed to compliment your body regardless of gender. If you’re looking for a frame of reference on the cut, we’d say it was somewhere close to the unstructured, looser-fitting cuts of the ‘80s – which means you’ve got plenty of space to stick a big jumper or a hoody under there for dressing down but also have a comfy time with a regular suit shirt and tie as the extra fabric allows for such novelties as sitting down.
Available in-store and online, the suit will be sold as separate items – the single-breasted, notched collar blazer is priced at £75 and the trousers at £49. Of the new item director of Urban Outfitters’ menswear + womenswear design, Lizzie Dawson, says: “The launch of our unisex suit is something we’ve wanted to offer for some time, with the current trends dictating a gender-neutral form of dressing it made sense that UO should offer this in one of the seasons most coveted items - the blazer and twinning trouser. The suit has been specifically designed with a unique cut and versatile style that complements all forms irrespective of gender.”
As long as everyone looks great, we’re fully on board with that.