The world of Abito Spezzato; Mastering the art of a broken suit

"Abito Spezzato" is an Italian phrase that translates to "broken suit" in English. It refers to the practice of mixing and matching different pieces of a suit, such as a jacket and pants, that are not part of a matching set. This trend has become increasingly popular in men's fashion, offering a more personalized and individualized style becoming a symbol of breaking away from traditional fashion rules and embracing creativity and self-expression.

The perfect guide to pulling off 'Abito Spezzato' Sucessfully. We especially love this style as it allows one to combine colours and patterns in a way that's more free-spirited than the traditional suit.

How do you match a broken suit?
Are broken suits formal?

Most men seem to think that all suits or jackets are "formal". Contrary to popular belief, there are in fact subtle details that differentiate a formal suit jacket from a smart-casual sports jacket. These subtle details make all the difference when trying to pull off a broken suit.


A suit jacket —  tends to be more structured, with padded shoulders, is fully lined, and typically has welt pockets. Suit Jackets are designed to be worn with matching trousers only, so pulling them apart as separates might look a little off.


On the other hand, sports jacket has an unstructured construction, can be unlined, and typically sewn with patch pockets. A Sports Jacket is designed as a stand-alone piece (without matching trousers). You can jazz up your existing outfit, even if you are wearing t-shirt and jeans.

Should I be choosing similar colours?
What should the overall look be?
Model in Standeven Broken Suit with Brown Polo Tee and White Linen Trousers
Model in Holland and Sherry Crystal Springs Broken Suit with White Polo Tee
Model in Loro Piana's Tasmanian Broken Suit With Blue Business Shirt and Tie

Holland & Sherry Crystal Springs is a collection of windowpane and mock glen plaid designs in a range of attractive colours, including fashionable, contemporary tones as well as the familiar classics. Woven from either plain weave or twill constructions, in compositions of Super 130’s wool worsted merino or wool silk linen blends. Each fabric card is nicely paired with complimentary colours so that you do not have to crack your brains trying to find the perfect trousers to match the jacket.

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