The suit jacket is in crisis, so what’s next in men’s tailor?

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From broken suits to leather jackets, Ryan Gosling, Shawn Mendes, Zayn Malik and Nick Jones model multiple alternatives to the suit jacket

I strongly dislike suit jackets, Kanye West tweeted lately, highlighting the sea change thats brewing in mens tailoring. If the identikit black-tie uniform of red-carpet menswear has for years been looking as if it has been styled by a particularly unimaginative spambot, 2016 has proved the exception to the rule with the suit jacket among the casualties. The most forward thinking looks have come from those eschewing typicalblack suit jackets in favour of sartorial spin. Here are some of the alternative seems that work

The broken suit jacket: Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling tops off with a white suit jacket at Cannes. Photo: Thibault Camus/ AP

On the red carpet, mismatched separates are the new normal: mens dinner jacket are kaleidoscopic both in their assortment and in the way that there is no obvious connect to the trousers they are being matched with. On the Cannes Croisette, Ryan Gosling displayed the most classic sort of broken suit-ism: the white tux coat. The clenched fist against sartorial norms is optional.

The conceptual suit jacket: Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes in his conceptual suit jacket. Photograph: Bryan Haraway/ AFP/ Getty Images

As Canadian pop superstar Shawn Mendes proved where reference is debuted this complicated suit jacket at the Billboard awardings, conceptual dressing doesnt have to entail: Hey, Im a 3D street artist in my spare time. Although it wasnt a sneak peak of Demna Gvasalias range for Balenciaga, as previously thought, it felt very Vetements-influenced with its blunt, flat top edge and monk-ish feel. The precisely cut black undershirt entirely changed the architecture of the attire and shows what can be achieved when you pimp your suit jacket appear.

The longer suit jacket: Zayn Malik

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