Oh man. Miami Vice. What a show, amirite? (Let us not discuss that 2006 cinematic disaster they dared to call a “remake.”) I don’t know about you guys, but I used to sneak downstairs after bedtime and catch reruns and marvel at all the excessive violence and the quippy dialogue and the blindingly bright linen suits Sonny and Tubbs would rock. Especially the suits, in fact.
Those guys somehow made it look cooler than cool to wear stark white ensembles with nothing but a flowy pastel tee underneath. Unfortunately, if you were hoping I was about to endorse that look and say that it’s totally back in, I cannot and will not do that. That would be irresponsible. I’d probably get fired.
What I can do for you, though, is point you in the direction of a very fine alternative: these new suits from San Francisco menswear mavens Taylor Stitch, which give a subtle material nod to Don Johnson’s ’80s exploits while retaining a contemporary, respectable, indubitably handsome aesthetic.
Hand-tailored from a breezy blend of linen and wool with just a touch of added stretch, these dapper duds are the ideal weight to keep you comfortable throughout the warmer months ahead. They’re cut trim and modern and come in two versatile tones — a light, beautifully textured grey and an eye-catching cobalt blue — that make ’em easy to dress up or down at your leisure.
And, thanks to that crisp linen look, you’ll be able to carry yourself with all the verve and confidence of the Metro-Dade Police Department’s finest. No pastel tee required.