Macy's, 'America's department store', began selling Dutch mens suit brand OppoSuits in August and this month has announced it will expand the selection with several new Christmas styles. The over-the-top printed suits are now available in 310 of the chain's stores as well as on Macys.com. [Macy's Embraces Whimsy in Men's, Offering Bold, Stylish Looks From Dutch Brand, OppoSuits]
OppoSuits was launched here in Holland in 2012 with an all-over orange suit which was donned by many a football (soccer) fan at games involving the Dutch 'orangemen' during various international competitions, such as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. They garnered further attention when various styles were worn by an array of celebrities including talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, basketball player Spencer Hawkes and heavy metal band Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor (who wore an OppoSuits style to the 2015 Grammy Awards). In 2014 the company was awarded the Best Small or Medium Enterprise at the Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards, having already become a multi-million dollar business.
The suits themselves are made of polyester and straddle the border between cheesy costume and youthful fashion, as one can see in the assortment of OppoSuits styles first introduced at Macys…
1- OppoSuits Commando camouflage print mens suit, 2- OppoSuits The Jag leopard print mens suit, 3- OppoSuits Skulleton skull print mens suit, 4- OppoSuits Testival geometric print mens suit. All 4 styles available at Macys.
As mentioned previously, Macys announced it has now expanded their OppoSuits assortment with 6 new Christmas and holiday prints…
5- OppoSuits Snowman print mens suit, 6- OppoSuits Snowflake print mens suit, 7- OppoSuits Treemendous Christmas tree print mens suit, 8- OppoSuits Red Plaid tartan print mens suit, 9- OppoSuits Mighty Pine Christmas tree print mens suit, 10- OppoSuits Flaky Reindeer snowflake and reindeer print mens suit. All styles available at Macys ($99.95).
If wearing the full suit is as overwhelming for the wearer as it is for the viewer, we recommend toning it down by wearing the jacket and tie or trousers and tie rather than all 3 pieces together. This will create a more visually acceptable look, at least for the average person. With a cost of just $100, one could get their money's worth out of the investment over time.
What are some of the other OppoSuits prints available on the market at places other than Macys? Have a look here…
Left to right: OppoSuits Badaboom comic strip print mens suit (Zalando), OppoSuits Superman print mens suit (Fun & Feest), OppoSuits Batman print mens suit (Amazon UK), OppoSuits German Flag print mens suit (Amazon Germany), OppoSuits Basic Stars & Stripes print mens suit (Amazon US)
Since the vast majority of retailers carrying the brand are in fact costume shops, the question remains whether Macys ability to commercialize fashion trends will in fact be enough to give credence to these mens suit styles and establish OppoSuits as a purveyor of serious, cutting edge fashion. Stranger things have happened in the world of fashion and with its long list of successes over the past decade, one would be wise not to gamble against a respected powerhouse department store chain like Macys.
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