The gray flannel suit has been part of the well-dressed man’s wardrobe for more than 100 years.
Stylish men of every era have been spotted in their own bespoke versions of this legendary cloth known for it’s elegance, masculinity, and versatility. In the 1920s it was Fred Astaire. It the 1940s it was President Truman. In the 1960s it was Sean Connery (aka James Bond). Arguably the best-dressed man of all time, Gianni Agnelli has spent a good part of his life in gray flannel. In the early 2000’s we saw it on Kanye West, and today it’s regularly spotted on menswear influencers like Nick Wooster and Alessandro Squarzi.
I think it’s safe to say that mid gray flannel is a staple menswear fabric that is built to last the test of time. The key is finding the perfect medium color, the ideal weight & texture and – as always – getting the fit right for your body type.
Here are a few of the hundreds of ways you can use a mid gray flannel suit to boost your entire Fall/Winter style.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Source: Articles of Style