After EDGAR speaks to Ryan Smith from Dubai tailoring firm Suited & Booted, he plans to dive into the fantastic Michael Jordan Netflix documentary, The Last Dance. Apart from the stunning basketball action and revealing insight into one of the 20th century’s greatest sporting icons, Smith is excited to see the 1990s outfits that have been a popular talking point of the 10-part show. “Those big boxy suits… and the size of the shoulder pads!” he laughs. “Trousers in the 90s were like MC Hammer pants.”
Although popular on the men’s runway shows last year, the oversized suit couldn’t be further than Smith’s own style ethos. “My personal philosophy is more Italian and British, the slim cuts,” he explains. “But we have clients who love that bigger shape, they have their own look and that’s fine.”
Smith, along with his business partner Calvin Smith, set up Suited & Booted in Dubai to help men look good in suits, visiting clients at home, in their office or inviting them to the company’s Dubai showroom. Here’s what he had to say on details, cut and the mistakes men make.