by Cybil Huichen Chou
Every year in Taipei, around 700 males of all ages take to the streets clad in suits in a wide variety of colours, styles, patterns and length for Suit Walk, a celebration of the beauty of masculinity. Some Taiwanese see the event, which started in 2014, as the island’s version of Pitti Uomo, the men’s fashion fair in Italy.
“Suit Walk originated from a reunion of suit lovers to share their mutual passion for well-tailored outfits in its early days, but the event has now morphed into a gentle but large-scale social movement for fashion,” says Brian Shih, the event founder and former Greater China training manager for London-based Gieves & Hawkes, one of the world’s oldest bespoke tailoring companies, and for the French brand Cerruti 1881.
Image courtesy of the South China Morning Post