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The Longevity Of Men’s

It may feel as though it is only recently that menswear and mens designer fashion has really become popular but did you know that since the early 1920’s; dedicated, world renowned designers have been creating some of the most loved items of clothing?

Menswear has always been a debatable subject, with one side arguing that men should be the atypical guys and wear anything that feels good and makes them look ‘like a real man’ whilst the other side now debate that society, celebrities and even the women in our life have made it so that we have no choice but to conform and bow down to the style gods.

Whatever side of the fence you sit on, there is no denying that some of the best of the best designers are those specialising in mens clothing. In fact forget women’s designers, it is the menswear designers who have been the lasting revolutionaries!

Like all fashion, mens fashion has gradually evolved overtime but in comparison to the relative ‘newbie’ women’s designers there are some menswear specialists that have been around for over seven decades. Eton, the creators of the world renowned, breathtaking quality Eton shirts was first established in 1928 but today still operate with the same ethos and belief and quality in craftsmanship that has made Eton the leading name in mens shirts.

There are also many menswear companies ‘young’ in comparison to Eton that have, in spite of their juvenility; become synonymous with mens fashion. Vilebrequin, established in 1971 has become the ultimate symbol of luxury mens swimwear whilst Oliver Sweeney; creators of the admired Oliver Sweeney shoes have, since 1989 ensured mens footwear gain the status of quality that women’s footwear dominates.

The fact of the matter is that, although men have only recently begun to take time and consideration in their appearance, a push that many believe has occurred since male celebrities have become the metrosexuals who take time and care over their appearance, mens designer fashion has been present for decades.

Whether or not we have only just begun to appreciate mens fashion; it cannot be denied that mens fashion is a market that has been around for quite some time. From the suits of the 1920’s to the leather jackets of the 1980’s; mens designers are revolutionaries who have changed the way we think and the way we dress forever.

Men’s The Dominating Favourites

As I write this, London Fashion Week is well under way and I cannot help but wonder just what new and wondrous creations will attempt to make a bang in the world of men’s fashion. Judging by the number of previous catwalk shows I have witnessed I predict a range of drastically bold colours and prints, weird shaped pants and jumpers that might not work quite as well in everyday life.

It is strange but no matter what happens and what the leading men’s designers attempt to throw our way, whether it is garish greens, bold blues or neon fabrics; men’s fashion has and always will have those dominating favourites that will never change.

In my personal experience and following years of working in the fashion world our appreciation and adoration for simple yet beautifully cut suits, smart trousers, polo shirts and plain cotton jumpers will never die. Many may consider this as boring and try to put us down to be the least fashionable men in the world but if these styles are so fashion poor than why is it that, in such a vast number of years and despite the introduction of every new design and style you can think of, we still dress like this?

Admittedly leading fashion designers have attempted to mix things up a little with bright colours and patterns and bold uses of materials but those only ever work in the world of cat-walks, celebrities and fashion magazines. For the real men, those who are working the nine to five in their offices, those who attend family weddings, take their wives to dinner and go on holiday in the summer there is hardly a place for a yellow suit is there?

It seems boring and rather monotonous but our love of the classic styles in those everlasting greys, blacks and browns is something that will never die and in fact if you ask me it never has to. By not wearing something so bright and outrageous you shouldn’t fear that you are losing out in the fashion races, instead take a step back and remind yourself that your grandfather, father and even leading celebrities like James Bond’s Daniel Craig have worn these classic styles and classic colours that have always worked well for them so they can continue to work well for you.

In the wake of London Fashion Week I think I can confidently state that, no matter what the new fad may be, what the latest colours and styles become and what people consider to be the must have accessories; the classic men’s designer clothing will always remain the dominating favourites.

Getting in Cahoots With Men’s

Fashion is a very powerful thing – it can make or break a career. It can be used to deliver a message or express emotions. It usually gives people a sense of uniqueness that forms their character. For men, fashion could be just about everything that defines their identity, reflects their passion and justifies their behaviors. With this premise, you can actually judge a book by its cover. And getting to know a man could be as simple as looking at the length or color of his necktie.

So how do you interpret outfits and accessories to define a man’s personality? Start examining different fashion styles of men you know and see if you can find a common connection between their personalities and their fashion styles.

Basically, men’s fashion can be classified into three: conservative, edgy and commercial.

Conservative fashion style usually goes for the typical to traditional choice in outfits and very minimal accessories – just sticking to what are necessary. This style follows rules by the book. Suit in the office, jeans for country driving, shorts for walking, and all the rest that are more or less predictable.

Men who have this fashion style generally want to play things safe. Functionality is their priority more than style. They may have less confidence to try out anything beyond their comfort level. Or they may also be just plain contented with their everyday slacks that they would rather look monotonous than trying out something new and risk being a fashion disaster.

Another classification is what the fashion world would call “edgy”. Be it casual, rugged or formal, this style carries with it character and confidence. Experts say that it is not entirely from the material of a man’s suit or grandness of his accessories starting from cufflinks to men’s watch, that edginess is achieved. Most of the time, men’s get up appear to be edgy because of the way they carry themselves. Confidence and flexibility make that edgy look. Because of their being flexible, it also makes it easy for them to shift from one style to another without being over- or under-dressed. These men can amusingly convert their office attire to a very refreshing after work cocktails get up by simple twists with their ties, pants and shoes.

Men with the edgy style in fashion just have that wit to know what would work best for them. Their willingness to take risks in dressing up is backed up with their high fashion sense.

The last classification would be the “commercial”, bordering to overkill fashion sense and what the present day dictionary would define as “metrosexual”. When you see a man of this fashion style, it would be as if a men’s fashion magazine has come to life – all in one packaging. Most of the time, this goes for wet and tidy-never-untidy haircut, crumpled-free shirts, stiff collars, overly pointed shiny shoes, and all the eye-catching fashion elements one can think of.

These men are usually vain, brand conscious, self-conscious and love to be the center of attraction. When an edgy style is done in an exaggerated manner, the result is usually too commercial. They just have a different way of expressing themselves which most of the time could be taken as loud.

Men’s Fashion in Revolution

In the present age of fashion and style, everyone wants to look different from others. Whenever one talks about fashion, the picture of a woman comes in the mind. But in this present days, revolution has been wide that even men’s fashion statement has been stirred as well. They are considered to be more fashion conscious than men. However, a lot of changes have taken place in mens clothing industry. Men are now becoming fashion- oriented as women are. May it be old or young man, each and everyone of them wanted to follow the fad that is overflowing in the market. Men, just like women try to look fabulous and mythic in their wardrobes so they could satisfy their selves.

The mens wear market has a lot to offer these days and the garment manufacturing companies are fighting hard to provide the latest fashion clothes for men. The youths and adults enjoy the unique and stylish garment items being introduced these days. Some of the very popular items are casual trousers with hip-hop looks, T-shirts with portraits of celebrities printed on them, cargo pants and many more.

Moreover, mens fashion is no way any less important than women’s wear. Mens wear has come a long way since generations ago and nowadays are at par or even more design oriented than women’s in the global scenario. Everything relating to men have become trendy and fashionable, be it shoes, belts, leather accessories, jackets or mens suits. Mens clothing aims at making these men look sharp and distinct no matter what the occasion is all about. They should look spectacular at all times from dinner dates to job interviews to relaxing at the pub with friends. The dressing up for all occasions should be unique, stylish and tasteful that will leave a memorable impression with every individual they come contact with.