Did Conor McGregor Ruin Custom Suiting?

Some are calling it downright disrespectful…

Anyone who’s at all interested in sports is probably aware of the McGregor vs Mayweather fight that’s set to happen on August 26th. After a whole lot of trash talking back and forth, the MMA fighter and boxer agreed to terms for what’s sure to be one of the most anticipated fights in recent history. With major fights like this, the press surrounding them is almost bigger than the fight itself. This leaves a lot of room for the fighters to make statements, both verbally, physically, and in McGregor’s case…fashionably.

If you’ve ever purchased a custom suit, you know that just about EVERYTHING can be created to your exact specifications. David August created McGregor’s suit for the fight’s first press conference this week in Los Angeles and he didn’t disappoint. 

The design, from a distance, seemed to be a well fitted, classic navy blue and pinstripe suit. Yet upon a closer look, you can see that the pinstripes are actually the text ‘FUCK YOU’ written in small white letters.

In the world typically dominated by the most respectable of gentlemen, McGregor’s sartorial choice has thrown a wrench in the system and shaken things up potentially forever.

At GL, we think it’s great. It’s time for guys to stop being so serious about suiting. There’s absolutely room for playing around and adding your own personal character to a suit.

While we wouldn’t recommend wearing this to the office or your best friend’s wedding, it’s certainly a conversation starter for a fashion event or something of the like.

We’d love to hear your opinion on the suit and what you think the implications could be for the future of dapper menswear.

Oh and to answer the title question…Did Connor McGregor Ruin Custom Suiting? ABSOLUTELY NOT! If anything, hopefully his bold move will open the door for more guys to entertain the idea of custom suits in the future. After this, just about anything goes!

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