Fashion is about storytelling through clothing; it is about the stories underneath them and those you make around yourself. This is a cultural influence, history or point of intellectual contact that you can track back to what you wear. We use this to escape the sublunary, acknowledge and cherish culture. It’s about a sense of heritage & dignity and reflects a stronger self-worth than just a cloth put on to cover the bodies. Same goes with the men’clothing when we talk about style.
Fashion is an Expression
Fashion is a powerful artistic expression at a specific time & place and in a selected context, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, make-up and coiffure and body shape. Also people who say they don’t think about what they wear prefer outfits that say a lot about them every dawn, and how they feel that day. It’s a prominent and often common theme in the style a person dresses up in. But none of these definitions of fashions says that it’s only for women, none depicts that fashion only celebrates the ladies. Sure the womanhood is the pro in this field and they are; they have been a prominent symbol of beauty and fashion since ages and still are but wait…!!! Why forgetting men!
Fashion and Men’s Clothing
Men’s clothing is too symbol of extreme fashion in present times while having quite a historic background as well and they are not behind in setting fashion trends and in showcasing the beauty and elegance of gentlemen around the world. Fashion is for everyone, it’s never gender biased, it never was and it never will be.
When the nineteenth century came to an end people gradually shook off the Victorian influence which still had those wearing top hats, frock coats and pocket watches while carrying walking sticks. And you thought you were a dandy? As we moved into the male clothing of the 1900s it was predominantly functional and rather uninspired.
The long, lean, and sporting look of the late 1890s continued, and the era was characterized by tall, straight collars. After the war which introduced several classic men’s clothing designs that are still used today, such as trench coats; after that business started to pick up and Americans were getting developments and expansions further allowed them to wander more to culturally and aesthetically expand their horizons.
The American taste level had reached its height in the 1930s, surpassing that of any European nation. It was a time when American men took pride in the clothes they were wearing, and the image they were projecting. This was a time when men were dressed with rules of conduct and courtesy. During this period the “menswear rules,” which we often refer to, were written. American people understood for the first time that clothes should not be worn to hide the body’s natural curves, but rather to adhere to them, thus improving the male physique.
We have said it over and over again that mens clothes are driven by history and tradition. Each man in menswear (designer, stylist, editor, etc.) has at one time or another taken inspiration from the past. And they have not ignored any age.