Men’s Fashion: Doing It the Masculine Way
Men’s fashion has evolved over the centuries. From high heeled boots to silk ties, retro suits to the trendy garments we see today on the modern catwalk; men’s fashion has developed in response to changes in society. Events such as wars, the Great Depression, and the advent of the fashion industry have all influenced wardrobe choices. Baggy trousers, smooth cuts and blazers all come and go, as trends eternally yoyo their way through time.
The recent decades from the 1920s onwards witnessed a surge in fashion with double breasted suits and long tailed tuxedos. In the 1930s padding in the shoulders was common. In the 40s, wide lapels became the norm. Pink shirts showed up in the 50s followed by brighter colors and velvet in the 60s hippie era. Bell-bottoms defined the 70s just as leather jackets defined the 80s. Gothic and steam punk style emerged in the 90s. Fashion today in the twenty-first century has adopted the best of all the intervening eras with more power to the individual. Being a man has never looked so good!
Many websites offer fashion advice to men, including what’s hot and what’s not in both casual and formal wear. Men’s fashion magazines such as GQ and the online AskMen are jam-packed with expert ideas for grooming and style, featuring the latest trends in garments, footwear and accessories. According to fashion designers on online blogs, there are five essential items every man should own. They include a textured suit, a well-designed coat, sleek brogues, an elegant watch and a pocket square in a matching pattern.
Men of fashion and famous style icons such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Gregory Peck defined their eras with their charm and allure. Reading their profiles provides not only fashion insight but an appreciation of aesthetics and what appeals to the senses. Men’s fashion is an exciting study in human expression!