Your Guide to Vegan Suits.

Your Guide to Vegan Suits.

Dress Smart, Think Compassionate: Your Guide to Vegan Suits

At Will's Vegan Store, we’re all about merging timeless style with compassion. In this post, we’ll unpack everything you need to know about vegan suits—because who says you can't be both dapper and kind? We’ll take you through the evolution of suits, introduce you to the materials that make up traditional and vegan suits, and offer tips on picking the perfect ensemble. Plus, we’ll spotlight our very own collection of vegan suits. Let’s get suited up in style that speaks about who you are and the values you live by. 

The Journey of the Suit: A Quick Throwback & Today's Trends

Suits have come a long way since their debut back in the 17th century in Europe. Originally consisting of a coat, vest, and breeches, this ensemble was all about matching. Fast forward to the 19th century, and the suit had become a must-have for the "well-dressed gent", thanks to the mass production kicked off by the Industrial Revolution.

As we moved into the 20th century, suits became less about social status and more about universal appeal, with variations emerging for different occasions and preferences. The latter half of the century saw a relaxation in dress codes, with suits becoming more versatile, available in a variety of styles and materials to suit both formal and semi-formal occasions.

Today, suits are not just confined to boardrooms or weddings. They have evolved into a fashion statement that can be mixed and matched across genders and occasions. From the sharp lines of a classic business suit to the sleek minimalism of a cocktail suit, or even paired casually with sneakers and a t-shirt, suits continue to be reinvented

What’s in Your Suit? The Vegan Edition

When you think of traditional suits, materials like wool, silk, and even leather pop up. But here’s where we flip the script with vegan suits. Instead of these animal-derived fabrics, vegan suits use alternatives like synthetic fibers or plant-based materials such as linen or ethically produced cotton.  

Suits Reinvented: 3 Modern Ways to Wear Your Vegan Suit

Suits have become incredibly versatile in contemporary fashion, allowing for a range of styles from traditional to casual. Here are three modern ways to wear a suit that reflect current trends and adaptability:

Casual Cool

Dress down a suit for a relaxed yet stylish look. Pair the suit jacket with a plain white tee or a soft turtleneck sweater instead of a traditional shirt and tie. Swap out formal shoes for clean, minimalist sneakers to keep the vibe laid-back. This look works great with suits in lighter fabrics like cotton or linen, making it perfect for casual Fridays, daytime events, or just a stylish day out. Roll up the sleeves slightly or leave the jacket unbuttoned to enhance the casual feel.

Layered Sophistication

For a smart-casual or transitional look that moves seamlessly from office to evening, layer your suit with a thin, tailored overcoat or a sharp bomber jacket. Underneath, you can stick with a classic button-down or go for a fine-knit sweater. Finish this look with stylish boots or brogues. This approach adds depth and personality to your outfit, allowing you to navigate different settings without needing to change.

Mix and Match

Break up the suit to create multiple outfits. Wear the suit trousers with a contrasting blazer or a chic leather jacket for a modern twist. Alternatively, pair the suit jacket with dark jeans or tailored chinos for a stylish ensemble suitable for semi-formal events or dinner dates. Mixing and matching suit pieces allows for flexibility and maximizes your wardrobe, providing fresh looks without the need for a complete suit.

Each of these methods offers a unique take on the traditional suit, making it more adaptable to various occasions and personal styles. Whether you're keeping it casual or mixing things up, a suit can be a cornerstone of a modern wardrobe.

Suit Shopping 101: Snagging the Perfect Fit

Ready to suit up? Keep these pointers in mind:

  • Fit is King: Make sure your suit hugs the right spots. Shoulders, waist, chest for the jacket; length and waist for the trousers.
  • Feel the Material: Go for high-quality, cruelty-free fabrics. They should feel good and last without harming animals.
  • Check the Craft: Peek at the seams and lining. Good construction means a longer-lasting suit.
  • Your Style, Your Rules: Pick a suit that reflects your style. Whether it's a bold colour or a classic cut, make sure it speaks 'you'.

Spotlight on Vegan Suits by Will’s Vegan Store

We're proud to introduce our Italian-made, sustainable / ethical / vegan Two Piece Suits. Designed for both women and women, our vegan suits are sold separately to ensure you can select the ideal fit for both the jacket and trousers—because we know just how important the right fit is.

Our suits are tailored from high-quality Supima™ cotton, cultivated in the USA and certified under the Better Cotton Initiative to ensure both environmental and social responsibility. This fabric not only supports sustainable farming but also brings you the pinnacle of comfort and style, certified by Oeko-Tex™ Standard 100.

The design features a slim yet comfortable cut, ideal for the modern wardrobe. The jacket boasts elegant notch lapels and a chic matte finish button at the front, with four additional buttons on each cuff, all crafted from eco-friendly recycled compressed paper and resin. Functional yet stylish, the jacket includes jetted pockets and a single breast welt pocket for a sleek look, all lined with silky, REACH-certified viscose from Italy, ensuring smooth layering.

Completing the ensemble, the trousers offer a tapered fit and are equipped with two slant pockets for convenience. The trousers are meticulously finished with a neat slit down each side, adding a touch of sophistication to this ethical fashion statement.

Whether you're stepping into a boardroom or attending a special event, our suits promise to deliver style, comfort, and sustainability—all in one impeccable package. Always stylish, always ethical, always vegan—discover a new standard of fashion with Will's Vegan Store.

See our Men's vegan Two Piece Suit Jacket

See our Men's vegan Two Piece Suit Trousers

See our Women's vegan Two Piece Suit Jacket

See our Women's vegan Two Piece Suit Trousers

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