Ways Mens Church Suit Has Evolved Over The Years
Time changes everything. Over the years men's church suits have taken on different dimensions but maintained its usefulness. It's still one of the best ways to arrive at a worship service looking all cool and decent because churches still have a level of moderation to be conformed to. From accessories to styles and colors to fabrics, there has been quite an evolution which doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Here are the ways men’s church suit has evolved over the years. Cue.
The Styles Evolution
It's easy to imagine how men's church suits looked back in the ages simply because present times have seen an upsurge in so many styles it's harder to keep track. Pants were much larger or what you'd call 'baggie' while there was less adventure with double-breasted jackets and wider lapels. Also, the waistlines were rather exposed and jackets almost took a shirt-like look. Today's men's church suits are the polar opposites of their forebears. You have receding lapels, single-breasted jackets with even shorter pockets fit only for a little pocket square. Buttons are getting rare too. It was normal to have upwards of 6 buttons before. How time changes! Now men's church suits typically carry two or less (you'd be lucky to see 3 or have it on request, it won't exceed 3 though) with jackets designed straight to cover the waistline. Furthermore, men's church suits have a more streamlined style with pants closer to the skin to create a 'fit'. They are a bit shorter at the ankle too.
Colors And Fashion
It used to be quite a 'uniform feel' with church suits when to came to colors as you'd normally have black jackets, black-shaded pants, and odd-looking hats. A lighter color of pants was used sometimes but the darker jackets never seemed to give way. It's much more different now because there are exotic colors with unique and fancy looking church suits. Members, unlike before, are not under some kind of rule to conform. Coupled with that, you have matching colors for all church suits these days. You're likely to have full black or dark with accompanying colors of pants. Again the influx of colors has seen varieties like taupe, white (often a favorite for church), red, orange, blue, brown, gray and more. Black remains an ever-present feature but there is a rarity of hats if any to go with men's church suits.
Men's Church Suit Fabrics
A big part of the ways men’s church suit has evolved is reflected in the fabrics currently trending. While it true that cotton and linen were almost always used for church suits (they are still in vogue), over time, came a spring of fabrics that include but are not limited to corduroy, velvety fabrics, wool, tweed, animals skin and different variations of cotton and linen. These fabrics mean more options for you. So you can turn up to church with a suit made out of a fabric that bucks the trend.
Fabrics have not really been a bone of contention when it comes to church suits provided they were conservatively sewn and modest for days of worship. Men's church suits will continue to face modifications in style, fashion, colors, and the fabric to go with it. You stand to benefit by having an elegant look and feel in church.