Menswear clothier Chris Cuozzo injects sun and fun in his new men's summer collection.
Designer Christopher Cuozzo models one of his favorite suits in Mediterranean bright blue. Made from lightweight 100 percent wool, the suit is available in a single or doublebreasted design.
Christopher Cuozzo has a goal. “I want men to discover their Sprezzatura,” he says. The Italian word, meaning “swagger,” is a key principle in Cuozzo’s collection of men’s bespoke apparel. “It means looking effortlessly cool.” And the Woburn-based Cuozzo is a master of cool, whether it’s creating a customized dollar print-lined jacket for a Patriots player, or accommodating a start-up king who wants a quick trim at the hem. “Something that’s always in style is fit,” he says. “Jacket shoulders, sleeve lengths, pant lengths; make sure they’re all on point.” With that, he shared three of the hottest trends for men this summer.
“This summer is about a softer side of suiting; sneakers with suits and tailored sweatpants. I refer to my jacket as a Swacket—a sweatshirt meets a jacket. It comes in 10 colors and is completely unlined. It looks great over a t-shirt. Not everyone in a suit needs to wear a tie and lace-up dress shoes.”
“A slimmer cut is always more flattering. Also, a little to no break on the pants allows the ankles to breathe while showing off the footwear. Regardless of body shape, it’s important for a customer’s clothing to fit appropriately.”
“Think all blue or all gray, or even at night, all black. The shades don’t need to match perfectly —better yet, they shouldn’t. Think navy blue suit, navy blue dress shirt, blue shoes or sneakers, and even a navy blue tie. Add some phenomenal fabric, unique style options (i.e. buttons, contrast thread, side tabs, and a loud lining) and you’ll turn heads wherever you go.”
Photography by: photography BY BOB PACKERT PHOTOGRAPHY (BLUE SUIT)