Men’s designers from Paris and Milan have taken their inspiration from the classic codes of the tuxedo whilst details such as shawl collars and satin or velvet trims are used to create new products.

Dries VAN NOTEN shows a flannel jacket with a satin shawl collar. In his own collection, Kris VAN ASSCHE presents a tuxedo-inspired jacket worn over a boilersuit, while FERRAGAMO mixes sports style with the tuxedo. Ann DEMEULEMEESTER adds a ruched shirtfront to a shawl-collared jacket.

In menswear, the tuxedo is a source of inspiration and reinvention.

In its Men’s Summer 09 Trendbook, Promostyl features it twice: firstly in the ACADEMIC theme in it’s approach to t-shirts and secondly in the SPECTACLE theme where classic codes go between rock and romanticism.