The suit is not timeless attire. On the contrary, the suit is situated in time. All those small dressing choices you make will be influenced by an invisble hand called Zeitgeist. Pitti Uomo in Florence is a good place to observe this social fact. Most people, who dress in suits and tailored jacket there, prefer the same tight and skimpy cut. Many accessories will be the same as well. Just consider the present photos: knit vest, felt hat, suede loafers, wool tie, chain. Haven’t you noticed them before?
There is nothing wrong in attire fashioned by time. All attire will be somewhat affected by the now. It becomes silly, though, if people promote their fashionable style as a purely individual style born in themselves. That happens.
Photos: The Journal of Style