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The suit loosens up

The formal men's suit, once the preserve of the dark ages of fashion, is being deconstructed for more fun

SUITS ME FINE: Feting the new silhouettes are New York City Ballet dancer Joshua Thew (left) in a Lemaire wool/linen jacket and trousers and his colleague Zachary Catazaro in a Hermes crepe/cotton gabardine suit in New York.

New York

IN the beginning, there were the rules, handed down from the proverbial mount. Thy suit shall be thy prison, in sturdy black, navy blue or grey. Thy feet must ache in polished brogues. Thy weekend wardrobe alone should be a comfort.

But in the midst of a veritable boom in...

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