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No fashion style is as equally loved and hated as 1980’s men’s fashion.  Fashion style of this decade was about maximalism. In fact, it can be summarized by loud, gaudy, and bright-colored clothing. It brought an explosion of colorful styles. Every time we see an outfit that is a bit too loud, bright or colorful, we immediately think about the 80s. Subtlety just wasn’t an option during this decade.

1980’s men’s fashion was largely influenced by movies, TV shows, and MTV. Men wanted to look like Michael Jackson while women were inspired by the outfits of Madonna. Thanks to the expansion of cable television as well the increased globalization of the world, fashion became more diverse than ever.

If you’re going to an 80s-themed party and you’re looking for wardrobe inspiration, then you came to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular fashion trends of the decade. Keep reading and scroll through the photos. You are sure to find something of interest that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Since some of the 80s fashion trends started to come back around a few years ago, you won’t have a hard time finding a good outfit that would best suit your taste. Plus, you can give it a modern spin and make these fashion trends officially cool again.

Shirts

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The t-shirt has reached a massive, global opportunity in the 80s. Some of the most iconic superstars, logos, and catchphrases have seen print on a t-shirt. During the decade, it wasn’t unusual to someone wearing Superman, Bob Marley, Teen Wolf or Frankie Says Relax shirts.

These shirts became more and more of a fashion staple. They were ubiquitous as the graphic tee rose into prominence. Every other person wore these shirts.

Double denim

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Denim clothing continued to be one of the biggest fashion trends in the 80s. In fact, people loved them so much that they even choose to double up on the denim. Not only did they wear denim jeans, they also paired it with jean jackets. The look became popular with both sexes.

Jordache became one of the biggest jeans makers during the 80s. In fact, their jeans became a covetable fashion item. Before they came along, the only companies that produced denim pants were Levi’s, Lee, and Wrangler. Jordache paved the way for other jeans makers like Calvin Klein.

Activewear

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Activewear dominated 1980s men’s fashion. It became a staple of the modern wardrobe. Sportswear, especially those that supported pro sports teams flew off the shelves for the entire decade. Matching sweatshirts and sweatpants was a popular choice among boys and men alike.

80s activewear was just as vivacious as every other fashion trend of the decade. These outfits were available in bright colors and standout prints. As the style began to characterize the sporty chic of city dwellers and coed campus life, men opted for loose and comfortable fabrics. In most days, they would wear sweatshirts and sweatpants with sneakers.

Suits

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Men still wore coats during the 80s. But compared to the previous eras, they no longer wear coats on a daily basis. In fact, they were reserved for office, formal events and business meetings. Since they were categorized as formal clothing, men’s coats remained conservative. In fact, it is the only piece of clothing that wasn’t drowned in color.

During this era, men’s clothing was snug fitting. The same can also be said with their suits. But by mid-80s, tight fitting clothing made way for the sleeves-rolled, wide-shouldered, pastel yachting suits of Don Johnson on Miami Vice.

Pants

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Men’s clothing in the 80s were tight. Although they weren’t skin-tight like the 70s, they were snug fitting. This includes the pants. Skinny jeans became a huge trend. In fact, skinny, acid-washed jeans became one of the biggest trends of 80s. However, changes in 1980s men’s fashion came in too fast. Eventually, the slim, fitted look was overtaken by looser, much more comfortable pieces.

Parachute pants became one of the most fashionable pieces of clothing of the 80s. They are baggy pants that are tapered at the ankle. They were made suitable for hip hop dancing. These pants are made of nylon, which is similar to that of a parachute. Hence, the name parachute pants.

Shoes

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The 80s was a big time for sneakers. Reebok Freestyles, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, and Nike Jordan Airs were just some of the biggest shoe styles that defined the decade.

Named after Michael Jordan, the Air Jordans were the basketball shoe to have in the 80s. It marked the beginning of a new era of sneakers. It also brought confidence to basketball players across the country.

The Chuck Taylor’s was a big hit during the 80s. They came in a wide variety of colors and were worn by all. After all, these sneakers are unisex. They look good on both sexes. These shoes became so popular, they’re still kicking today.

Hairstyle

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Majority of the fashion trends of the 80s were unisex. Even the hairstyles were enjoyed by both sexes. In this decade, men wore their hair long.

Male ponytails became popular during the 80s thanks to Eric Roberts and Steven Seagal. Eric Roberts managed to look badass in this hairstyle in the martial arts film Best of the Best. Steven Seagal, on the other hand, rocked the style for his whole career.

Accessories

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As compared to the previous decades, people were free to show their individuality and express themselves through their clothing. Because of this, they often wore accessories to complete their look. Even men wore accessories. 1980’s men’s fashion was big and loud. Everything was taken to the extremes. That included the accessories. In this decade, men wore necklaces with large pendants and medallions.

The fanny packs also became a trend in the ‘80s. Nothing is more representative of 1980’s men’s fashion that these bags. These are simple zippered pouches that are wrapped around the waist. Although a lot of people poked fun at fanny packs, the majority of the adult population got hooked on these sturdy strap-ons. They were touted as the perfect cargo-carrying sack to hold your keys, cell phone, and other belongings.

 

Continuing the fashion trend of the 1960s, 1970s men’s fashion featured clothing in geometric designs and bold prints in bright colors. Fashion was bold and overstated at its best. People found a new interest in clothing and started using them as a form of self expression. This has brought on a mix of eclectic styles that have changed the world of fashion forever. Big hair, big collars, and flared trousers is one way to sum up this eclectic decade.

As compared to the previous decades, 1970s men’s fashion is no longer formal and conservative. In fact, men were given the freedom to wear whatever they felt like wearing. Due to a penchant for expression and creativity, fashion in the 70s covered many genre and styles. There has been a significant change in men’s fashion that it was almost unrecognizable from just a decade earlier.

The 1970s is one of the most revisited decades when it comes to fashion. We delve into this iconic era to help you achieve a retro look with our definite guide to the 70s style. If you are interested in re-creating 1970s men’s fashion for yourself, then we urge you to read on.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the biggest fashion trends of the 70s. This will help you channel the look and get the right style for this era. Together, let’s take a look at what men wore during this decade.

Floral shirts

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After years of fabric rationing, men became bolder in their fashion choices. Men’s wardrobe became more stylish and colorful. Capturing the more fashion-conscious consumers, designers started making floral printed shirts. Surprisingly, people embraced the idea of wearing floral shirts. Yes, those super feminine numbers became a huge trend in the 70s.

Floral shirts rose in popularity during this decade and were even worn to work. These shirts are long sleeved, wide collared and buttoned down. With people’s fondness with bright colors and bold prints, the floral shirts eventually became acceptable as formal attire for men.

Wide collar shirts

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Contrary to popular belief, shirts in the 70s were not all patterned. There were many variations to men’s shirts in the 70s, but the wide collared shirt was the most popular among them.

When the people got tired of the hippies fashion, they opted for a sleek, solid-colored shirt, which they can wear in the office, as well as in social gatherings.  As the name suggests, the collars are wide. The edges are elongated and then tapered downward to form a “V” shaped pattern. . They are wider than the collars of men’s shirts that are worn today. But as compared to the previous decades, very rarely will you find men wearing tucked in shirts.

Double denim

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Originally, denim was designed as men’s work pants. Those who work in farms and ranches wear them because they’re affordable, comfortable, and functional.

Jeans weren’t accepted in conventional places in the 60s. But young men started wearing them as a symbol of rebellion, as well as to show their solidarity with the working class. Later in the decade, jeans were popularized and glamorized by Marlon Brando and James Dean.

Double denim was the key look of the 1970s. During this time, denim shirts and flared jeans were considered the ultimate casual wear ensemble. They’re easy to wear, versatile, and accessible. Because of this, the denim market completely exploded in the 1970s. Over the years, it progressed to become the most popular casual wear garb in modern society.

Bell bottom pants

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The 1970s men’s fashion brought forward many looks from the 60s. The flared trousers are one of them. These pants fit normally at the waist and thigh, and then open up under the knee to form a bell; hence, the name. Modern day boot cut jeans can trace its origin from the 1970s fashion.

Even though men wore other styles of trousers during the 70s, flares and bell bottoms dominated during this decade. A big theme for 1970s men’s fashion is “the bigger, the better”. True to its theme, the bell bottom pants became so extreme that the leg openings could reach up to 26 inches. Later in the decade, the bell bottom gave way to pants with narrower leg openings. Eventually, men’s clothing became tighter and tighter.

Disco fashion

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Nothing quite says 70s like a disco dance floor. The world fell head-over-heels in love with disco after the Saturday Night Fever hit the cinemas in 1977. Leisure suits became one of the biggest fashion trends of the decade. John Travolta had everyone reaching for their leisure suits and platform shoes. This would have been heartily laughed at just a few years back.

In the previous decades, men used to wear suits on a day-to-day basis. In the 70s, however, casual and fashionable clothing became the norm. This was a huge departure from the previous decades. Those who were sick of the hippie fashion flocked to the dance clubs, where they wore glamorous clothing. Men would hit the disco donning a leisure suit, a casual suit that consist of a shirt-like jacket and matching trousers. Often, men wore dress shirts that were tucked in tight, shiny pants. Their shirts were usually unbuttoned to show off some chest hair. Those who don’t have chest hair would complete their look with a big medallions or gold necklaces to cover up their bare chest.

Long hairstyle

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In the 70s, grooming and styling was no longer limited to women. There was a wide variety of hairstyles that became popular during this decade – bleached hair, spiked, bouffant, and blow-dried. But the main hairstyle men wore in 1970s was long and flowing.

Men started growing their hair. Often, their hair was at least shoulder length. Many of them even paired them with moustaches. It seemed to make the look complete in that day and age. The Beatles were one of the biggest influences of men when it comes to fashion. They went all hippie in the 70s, influencing men to grow their hair.

Platform shoes

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Men wore different types of shoes in the 70s. Cowboy boots, earth shoes, Birkenstocks, and Oxford shoes rose in popularity during this decade. In spite of the rise in popularity of different styles of shoes, the platform shoes were considered as one of the biggest trends in 1970s men’s fashion. In fact, most men were seen wearing them throughout the decade.

The 1960s was often referred to as the “Swinging Sixties”. It was noted as one of the most defining eras in men’s fashion. Changes in 1960s men’s fashion were just as drastic as they were for women. During this time, formality was out and casual was in. From the relaxed yet conservative fashion of the 1950s, men’s fashion took on a sharp turn into bolder and more fashionable clothing during this decade. It brought a sense of refinement to men’s styles.

1960s men’s fashion marked the replacement of ill fitted and outdated trends. It was during this decade when men’s clothing underwent a complete transformation.  Men’s fashion took a departure from simple, crisp looks of the past decade and embraced a sense of refinement and elegance. It was indeed a revolution of style.

To give you a good idea about what men wore in the 60s, we browsed the web.

Sweat shirts and turtle necks

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As compared to the previous decades, people preferred a more casual lifestyle in the 60s. Sweaters and turtle necks became so popular because these pieces of clothing allowed them to be neatly dressed while still looking casual. They became an everyday feature in 1960s men’s fashion. Everybody had at least one turtle neck back in the 60s.

Turtle necks were the norm for casual wear. They were very flattering on both tall and skinny men. Because of this, men begun pairing this up with almost everything. Often, you’d find men wearing them with vests, under blazers, with jeans or bell bottom trousers. Due to its popularity, manufacturers stared offering them in a variety of fabrics and almost every color imaginable.

Hippie shirts

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If fashion of the previous decades were all about formality, as well as dull and boring colors, 1960s men’s fashion is far from it. In fact, it was in this decade when men started wearing clothing in vivid colors and wide prints.

The Hippie Movement began in the 60s. It was considered a mark of rebellion, and became incredibly popular among youths. It altered fashion in a manifold way. Clothings were more rugged in nature. It was also the first time in fashion history that men wore t-shirts. Due to the popularity of the hippie shirt, designers started making bright-colored pants, jewelry, headbands, and belts. Men gravitated towards vibrant colors and obnoxious prints such as polka dots, floral, and paisley.

The Ivy League look

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The Ivy League clothing was considered desirable mainstream apparel for middle class men in the 50s and 60s. It was said to have originated on college campuses. Many young men adopted the look due to its association with the upper classes.

The 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, looked incredible in the Ivy League menswear staples. If there is one thing he could do with aplomb was laidback sophistication. Often, when politicians try to dress down to appeal to the masses, they look awkward and forced. However, the look suited JFK very well. In fact, he became one of the poster boys of the Ivy League look. People found it refreshing to see a political leader looking so effortlessly stylish.

Despite being introduced in the 50s, the Ivy League look remained and became a fashion trend until the middle of the 1960s. The Ivy League look still looks on trend today. This only proves that fashion never goes out of style.

Suits

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Despite the popularity of casual clothing, men were still dressing conservatively in the 60s. They dressed formally when the situation demanded, especially in the office, business meetings or formal occasion. In fact, men wore slimmer, tailored suits with a clean, straight cut. It was all about clean, sophisticated lines. The entire ensemble gives a sleek silhouette from head to toe that can make any man look smart and sophisticated.

Towards the end of the decade, however, the conservative men’s suit took on a more relaxed styling. It came with bold prints and some geometric designs and flared slacks. Unlike the previous decades, bold colors and loud prints took men by awe. They became more conscious about fashion. Instead of solid-colored suits, they opted for checkered suits with dark vertical and horizontal lines paired with bright-colored ties. Also, men started wearing turtle neck tops in exchange of dress shirts.

Bell bottom pants

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The bell-bottom became all the rage in the 1960s. It was extremely popular that the trend continued until the end of the decade. These pants flared out from the bottom of the calf. They were often worn skin-tight to the knee and then flared out in a wide, soft drape. Originally, these pants were worn by those who worked on boats. It was a functional design as it makes it easier for them to roll up their pants while washing the decks.

Despite the introduction of tailored and sophisticated clothing, younger men didn’t like the idea of buying expensive clothing. As such, they shopped at second hand stores and developed a new fashion trend; hence, the introduction of bell bottom pants. The clothing of this new fashion was extremely casual and inexpensive. Eventually, the bell bottom pants became an everyday fashion item and became extremely popular among younger men.

Men’s hairstyle

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The 1960s marks the period of transition from conservative to liberal. Men’s hairstyles also underwent a huge transformation during the 60s.

During the 60s, men were categorized into 2 groups – those who stick with the status quo and those who are rebelling against the conservative clothing rules.

The Beatles were one of the fashion idols of the 60s. People have watched them transform from a clean-cut boy band into a paisley-plastered psychedelic rock group. Those who didn’t wish to conform to the strict, conservative clothing rules followed suit. Men started growing their hair as a sign of rebellion. Some would cut their hair short at the back, and then keep it longer in front. Then, they would apply oil or gel on the front pieces and sweep them up and away from the face.

 

1950s men’s fashion is an era that most men want to draw style inspiration from. Fashion style of this decade is often summarized into 4 CS – casualness, correctness, comfort, and color.

When WWII started in 1939, fabric rationing began. During this time, men’s fashion was focused on functionality rather than style. Clothing was very simple. Some changes were made in men’s fashion in an attempt to prevent fabric wastage. But as soon as the war ended, people became more adventurous with their clothing choices. This brought on a significant change in 1950s men’s fashion.

By the end of the 1940s, men’s fashion was given a new direction. Designers infused new life into the men’s clothing with their wider color palette, tailoring, textiles, and styling. This was carried over to 1950s men’s fashion.

If you are curious to know how men dressed in the 50s, then keep reading. Here, we’ll give you a glimpse into the fashion of the 1950s and together, let’s take a look at the changes that took places in the fashion world throughout the years.

Shirts

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Dress shirts of the 50s came in a variety of colors and materials. With the end of the fabric ration, designers were free to experiment with fabrics, styles, and colors. Unlike the dress shirts of the previous decade, men’s 50s dress shirts were made of more comfortable, breathable fabric. Also, collars were no longer starched. They were still considered as the shirts of choice for formal wear, but they were no longer as stiff and constricting as the ones they previously wore.

Men’s shirts in the 50s were no longer limited to formal dress shirts. In fact, men were given several classic styles to choose from for their day-to-day outfits. Although men were still expected to wear button down dress shirts in the office and in formal occasions, they have the option to wear more casual shirts like polo shirts, bowling shirts, plaid, classic white shirts or the Hawaiian shirts. These shirts are still seen in our current, everyday fashion.

Classic white shirts

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The classic white shirts were first introduced in the 1940s as an undergarment. These shirts were worn under a sports shirt. But a 1951 movie entitled “A Streetcar Named Desire”, which stars Marlo Brandon gave the classic white shirt a public debut. Due to the success of the movie, young men started wearing the white shirt in public.

Although this was frowned upon by the older, more conservative men, younger men embraced the white shirt because of how comfortable it is. Many of them also opted for tight-fitting shirts as it gave them a chance to show off their muscular physique.

On casual days, you’d often see men wearing a white shirt paired with denim jeans. This was one of the biggest trends of the 50s. Since then, men were rarely seen wearing trousers, unless they were  on a business meeting or on a formal occasion.

Suits and sports coat

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1950s men’s suits are a classic in the world of men’s fashion. During this era, suits were loose and plain in shape. But what sets it apart from the suits of the previous era is that they were made from textured fabrics like curdoroy, flannel, tweed, and wool. They also used fabrics with patterns such as plaid and checks.

During the latter half of the decade, suits became more fitted. In fact, suits became slimmer, narrower, and more fitted. Colors, at first, were conservative. Gray and black were the universal colors. Others would wear clothing in shades of blue or brown on some occasions. But halfway through the decade, men’s clothing embraced the 4 Cs – casualness, correctness, comfort, and color.

When the political unease subsided by the mid 50s, men embraced colors, patterns, and textures. Hence, the rise in popularity of sports coat.

Vest

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During the 1940s, vests were no longer used as it was seen as an unnecessary luxury. Hence, the 3-piece suit became the 2-pc suit. During the 1950s, however, the vest became popular once again. Men would wear vests by itself or under a suit or sports coat. It has been one of the most popular pieces of clothing due to its versatility.

Some businessmen would wear a vest or a sweater when they weren’t wearing a suit. They wear a vest over their dress shirt with a tie. This was considered as the casual business look.

Pants

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1950s men’s pants featured a high waist up to the belly button with a sharp center crease. They were looser as compared to the pants we know of today.  But by the end of the decade, they were moving towards that direction.

Just like the suits, pants were made from textured fabrics such as nubby wool, tweed, curdoroy, and flannel. Brushed cotton and linen were also trendy during the 50s. Pants in the 50s usually came in solid colors. Popular colors for formal pants include tan, gray, chocolate brown, and blue. For more casual occasions, men opt for lighter and more vibrant colors like rust, light blue, maroon, teal, and teal.

As compared to the previous eras, 1950s men’s fashion was more relaxed. In fact, there was some flexibility with casual wear. It was during this decade when denim jeans were introduced. Back then, denim jeans were high-waisted, wide-legged, and cuffs rolled. The pants were really simple.

Hats

 

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Popular hats of the 40s like the Fedora hat returns in the 50s. These hats, however, came with simpler, more refined style.

Unlike the previous decades, hats were no longer considered as a key aspect of men’s fashion. But men like Frank Sinatra kept the Fedora hat alive a little longer. His brim fedora made a lasting impression on the hat industry. Unfortunately, this old hat style went out of fashion by the end of the 1950s. In fact, this has been the last decade that men wore hats in their everyday style.

Let’s face it. The 1930s fashion was a hard act to follow, but the 1940s is still a brilliant decade when it comes to style. The 1940s men’s fashion was heralded as the last decade of elegance. It signalled a dramatic shift in men’s clothing.

It was during this era when practical styles began. Clothes were simpler to conserve material. But once the war ended, men became more daring and experimental with their fashion choices. Extravagant clothing rose into popularity once again. It signalled the end of fabric rationing.

Despite the hardships of WWII, there were still some flamboyant styles by the end of the decade. Once the war was over, men were able to cut loose. This is especially true in terms of fashion. They were in a celebratory mood due to their victory, and it was reflected on the clothes they wear. They went on to experiment with style and color as never before. The result was tailored, stylish, and fabulous clothing.

If you’re interested to know what men wore during the 1940s, then we urge you to read on. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through 1940s men’s fashion and see how it differs from the style reflected in other decades.

Shirts

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Most dress shirts were made from cotton, with a large, pointed collar attached to them. During this era, dress shirts were the most versatile option. They would wear the dress shirt with suits or by itself with a pair of slacks. Dress shirts were worn tucked in. White and blue were the popular colors for formal and office wear.

After the hardships of the war, strict dress codes became impossible to implement. Men were tired of wearing confining suits and scratchy uniforms. They were finally free to experiment with their clohting, especially in terms of cut, style, and color. Post war casualness opened the flood gates for men’s sportswear, as well as Hawaiian-style shirts.

For a more casual look, men would forgo the dress shirt. An open collar sports shirt is worn in its place. Typically, sports shirts have two large patch chest pockets. This type of shirt is often worn with the top button undone. Unfortunately, it isn’t very common in our modern wardrobe.

Hawaiian-style shirts are another trend that became popular during this decade. The shirts come with big, colorful, and cheery prints such as fruits, flowers, and fishes. This is exactly the type of clothing they needed after the dark years of the WWII. This is the type of shirt men usually wear in beaches. Surprisingly, the Hawaiian shirt has remained in use to this day.

Suits

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For most of the 1940s, most working middle class men wore suits almost every day. They wore suits to work, business dinners, and in formal events.

War rationing caused a significant change in men’s suits. Once the war started in 1939, suits became 2-piece as the vest was deemed an unnecessary extravagance. Also, suits and trousers became more tailored in the hopes of saving on material.

During this time, materials like wool were unavailable since they were used in the production of military uniforms. With the lack of materials for the production of day-to-day clothing, synthetic rayon with wool was used to make suits. Also, men’s suits became limited to dark colors such as black, charcoal, and navy. Zoot suits were also banned due to over-abundant materials used.

Once the war was over, men’s suit became liberated. Single or double-breasted suits with notched lapels, three buttons, and pronounced shoulders became a 1940s men’s fashion trend for formal and office wear.

Pants

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Unlike the wide-legged pants that were popular in the 30s, trousers became more tailored in the ‘40s to save on material. The WWII fabric ration forced designers to focus on basic clothing that are simple and practical. Their pants were still high-waisted and held up with suspenders or a belt, but trouser pleats and cuffs were removed so as to prevent wastage of materials.

On casual occasions, however, men opted for plain blue or brown trousers. During this decade, clothing in blue and brown were considered semi-casual.

Later on, men became bold enough to try clothing they were forbidden to wear during the war. The Zoot Suit that was frowned upon during the war became a huge influence to post-war clothing. Wide-legged, double-pleated pants became popular by the latter half of the decade. Pants with patterns like pinstripes, windowpanes, herringbones, and checks also became a trend by end of the ‘40s.

Neckties

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No suit would be complete without a necktie. Ties were still worn during the ’40s, but they were more narrow and subdued during the war. When the war ended, the ties became available in almost every color imaginable. Ties with bold patterns and art deco prints also became popular. Popular patterns were wide stripes, dots, plaid, monogram, curly lines and geometric shapes.

Ties also became wider again after the war. During this decade, neckties ranged from a standard 3.5-inch to 5-inch wide tie. Bow ties were still worn during this 1940s, but were less popular.

Other accessories

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Accessories were crucial to the dapper gentlemen throughout the decade. Hats and shoes didn’t change all that much in 1940s men’s fashion. The much-loved Fedora still remained to be the head wear of choice. In fact, it was worn by everyone from businessmen to gangsters. Even President Roosevelt wore the strong, stylish hat. The classic wingtip that rose into popularity in the 1920s was still worn by men even after the war broke out.

Belt and suspenders were also worn during this decade. Suspenders were especially popular during the war since all the leather used to make belts went to the war effort.  However, the sales of suspenders greatly declined over the decade.

When it comes to accessories, a pair of wingtip shoes, fedora hat, pocket square, belt and a good necktie is all you need to complete your look.

The Great Depression of 1929 had a huge effect, not only on the economy, but also in 1930s men’s fashion. Fashion took a backseat during this decade due to the lack of financial stability. The lack of money showed up in their everyday fashion. People can no longer afford tailored clothing. This is the era where ready-to-wear clothing was introduced.

As compared to the Roaring Twenties, fashion sense during this decade showcased a more relaxed silhouette, less formal and less extravagant clothing. Despite the economic hardships, many young, dapper men didn’t let their personal style go away. In fact, this particular era brought on some of the most dramatic changes in men’s fashion.

1930s was the era of men’s classic clothing. Those who couldn’t afford to dress elegantly observed the style choices of those who can afford to partake in the fashion world. Once they bounced back from the Great Depression, people became more inspired to express themselves through their clothing. This gave rise to the classic attire like tuxedos, full-cut trousers, and double-breasted suits, which are still popular with in today’s men’s fashion.

If you’re intrigued by the 1930s men’s fashion and you’re looking to put together a 1930s-inspired ensemble for a themed event you’ll be attending in the coming weeks, then we urge you to read on.

In this blog post, we’ll give you glimpse into the 1930s men’s fashion and teach you exactly how they dressed during this era.

Dress shirts and sweaters

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Dress shirts in the 30s are actually very similar with what we have today. Clean, pressed, button-down shirts were a staple in 1930s men’s fashion. The style was fashionable, but less formal than the style that was favored during the last decade.

It was during this decade when polo shirts were introduced. Men wanted more comfortable pieces of clothing, and actually liked the idea of wearing a top made of soft fabric. While more casual than dress shirts, younger men find it appealing. The polo shirt quickly rose into popularity and they haven’t left the fashion world since then.

Blue collar workers wore casual, simple pieces of clothing during their workdays. Most housewives would spend their free time knitting sweaters for their husbands. Eventually, sweaters were no longer seen as the clothing of the lower class. By the mid-1930s, young men were seen wearing knitted double-breasted sweaters and it actually became a trendy piece. People saw it as a refined fashion element.

Pants

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1930s trousers came in navy blue, brown, and gray. During this time, pants in dark colors were deemed more acceptable. Trousers in vibrant colors, however, were seen to be in bad taste. Later on, men wore patterned pants such as stripes, windowpane, tweed, check, and plaid. Patterned pants became acceptable for both casual and business wear.

During the Roaring Twenties, men wore wide leg trousers. In the 30s, however, men’s trousers were wide at the hip and tapered down the legs. The pants were high-waisted to add to the illusion of having broad shoulders and a small waist. It was during the 30s when men started wearing full-cut trousers.

Suits

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During this decade, the athletic body seen in boxers and superheroes like Captain America and Superman became the ideal men’s shape. They realized that clothes are meant to enhance the male physique rather than hide the natural lines of the body.

Because of this, everything about the 1930s suit is wide – wide, elongated lapels and broad shoulder. This is done to create the illusion of a larger torso. A lot of men even wore shoulder pads to make their shoulders look broader than they really are. The waist, however, is pinched to create the illusion of a smaller waist.

During the early 30s, suits in solid colors were the norm. Later on, suits with distinctive patterns such as stripes, checks, and plaids became a hit. While men of the 30s were known to be fashionable, many of them don’t seem to be bothered by the idea of wearing mismatched suits and pants. In fact, a dark jacket over light-colored pants has been a trademark of 1930s men’s fashion.

Several other suits came to the forefront in the latter parts of the decade. For instance, the double-breasted suit made its mark during this period. Thanks to its distinguishing characteristics, it quickly became everyone’s favorite – from Hollywood elite to royalty. This is not surprising considering that this type of suit embodied both elegance and authority.

Hats

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1930s ensemble wouldn’t be complete without a hat. Boater, bowler, Homburg, Fedora, and walker are some of the most popular men’s hats of the 30s.

The straw boater hat is one of those hats that were carried over from the 20s. This hat was worn during the summer as well as in sporting events. However, it diminished in popularity by the end of the decade. The Fedora is one of the most popular hats of the decade. They are available in solid, dark colors and are often see in Hollywood movies, worn by gangsters and handsome detectives. Homburg is slightly more formal than the Fedora. This is the hat preferred by most gangsters.

Accessories

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The 1930s was a wild and colorful time in men’s neck ties. During this era, bow ties and scarf ties were no longer used. Men’s neckwear was only limited to silk ties.

Silk ties came in a variety of colors and styles. Often, you’ll find neck ties embellished with multiple colors of pin dots, large dots, check, plaids, and horizontal stripes. During the early years, blues, peach, yellow, and earthy greens were acceptable. During the later years, however, neck ties in vibrant colors were preferred.

Final thoughts

1930s men’s fashion was extremely conservative during the early parts of the decade due to the great depression. Fortunately, they were able to recover, which led to less restricted ideas in men’s fashion.  In the later years of the decade, they welcomed a return to a more stable economy, which allowed more freedom of expression in men’s fashion.

1920s was the life of glam and luxury. The fashion of the era reflected the people’s liberated minds and luxurious lifestyles. 1920s men’s fashion can be summed up as men wearing dark suits or tuxedos with silver cigarette cases, walking sticks, and black or white fedora hats.

Although many decades have passed, almost everyone still recognizes the style. In fact, it has influenced present day fashion more than any other era. Up until today, men wear suits in the corporate setting as well as in formal events. The dark suits worn during the era don’t look too different form the modern suits.

If you want an excellent reference to 1920s men’s fashion, you should watch Boardwalk Empire. The historical accuracy brings the show back to life. The wardrobe designer produced several pieces of suits using fabrics recreated from the 1920s garments and even used patterns from the era.

Let’s take a closer look at 1920s men’s fashion.

Men’s shirts

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White dress shirts were the norm during early 1920s. They wear them with suits and ties. To make their look more classy and formal, dress shirts and collars were starched stiff. Young men, college students, and the working class, on the other hand, wore casual, long-sleeved shirts.

During the World War I, men were issued soft shirts with detachable collars. Eventually, they became used to the ease and comfort of the soft shirts and decided that they wanted to do away with the plain and rigid outfits. They abandoned the highly formal attire and began wearing more comfortable clothes instead. The conservative men wanted to keep the stiff collar in 1920s men’s fashion. The formal look remained until the end of the decade, but their clothing became more relaxed than before.

The 1920s is the era when men’s dress shirts saw an explosion of color. Solid colored dress shirts became acceptable. White collar workers, however, preferred lighter colors such as whites and nudes for formal suits. This was regarded as a sign of financial status. Blue collar workers, on the other hand, opted for darker colors so the shirts won’t easily get stained or dirty. Later on, the striped shirts were introduced. The trend continued towards the late 20s. Although more casual styles began appearing, formality still ruled in 1920s men’s fashion.

Suits and Sportcoats

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The suit plays an essential role in 1920s men’s fashion. Black or midnight blue suits were the preferred dress for almost every occasion. It is the one item of clothing men wore on almost a daily basis. They wore 3-piece suits in parties, dinners, business calls and in the office.

Since they wear them on a daily basis, the upperclassmen own a closet full of suits. They wore the best suit they can afford. Many of them were tailored and handcrafted to the owner. Others even order suits by the dozens. They have suits of every color, style, and material. The only ones who don’t wear a suit were college men, teenagers, athletes, and blue collar workers. Manual labor was very hard, so it wouldn’t be practical for them to wear suits. They wear sturdy denims and canvas overalls at work. Although they dress more casually, each of them own a suit. They wear them to church on Sundays, and do so with pride.

Since wool and dark-colored suits are too hot to wear in summer, men turned to linen suits or light flannel seersucker during the warmer weather. They also started wearing loose, patterned coats by the mid-20s.

Pants

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1920s men’s fashion was a whirlwind of fashion trends. It marks the decade of crazy pants. At the beginning of the decade, suit pants were plain-colored and slim. They were fit high on the waist, and the waist bands were held up with button suspenders.  By the mid-20s, men opted for looser, more relaxed clothing. Wide leg pants have been a fashion staple.

Knickerbockers are another type of pants that became popular during this decade. They are baggy trousers that fit low on the waist and whose legs are gathered just below the knee. The ends are constrained, giving it a ballooned appearance. It was the popular sportswear for wealthy gentlemen. However, the trend was replaced as quickly as it came in. Knickers gave way to the wide-legged oxford bags.

Oxford bags are loosely fitted pants. They feature extremely wide legs that measure between 22 to 40 inches wide. The style supposedly originated when the knickers where banned from the classrooms in Ivy League schools. The oxford bags stuck around for the rest of the 20s.

Over the span of just 10 years, men’s pants grew from skinny jazz trousers to wide-leg to oversized Oxford bags.

Hats

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The top hat was first worn by the haberdasher John Hetherington in 1797, but it was only during the 1850s when the top hat really took off. It became the fashion rage when Prince Albert wore it in public. After this, it became an everyday hat. Men started wearing it regularly.

During the late 20s, casual hats rose into popularity. Panamas, straw boater hat, and the 8 panel newsboy cap became popular with men. Every occasion called for a hat to match their outfit.  They even wear different hats for different seasons. Longhorns, panamas, straw boaters, and linen flat caps are the best choices for warm summers. Men wore conservative clothing in the winter, and completed their looks with fedoras, derbies, and bowlers.

Since then, they only wore the top hat in formal occasions like dances, weddings, political gatherings, and when doing business. It became the hat for formal wear for another 50 years.

Other accessories

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Men didn’t wear jewelries in the Roaring 20s, but they tried to incorporate some accessories to add dimension to their look. Suspenders, knit ties, as well as walking sticks earned popularity. The twenties men also donned bow ties and were paired with pocket squares. Colorful ties with wide stripes and small patterns were also common in the 1920s. The pocket square doesn’t always have to match the necktie or bow tie, but make sure that it coordinates with at least one color in it.

Cyberpunk is a dystopic, grim outlook on our future, set in a futuristic and technology-centered society. The word cyberpunk is often associated with any fashion, game, film or literature that features hackers, advance science, dystopian future view, and other futuristic fantasy. The cyberpunk genre was established in the 1980s. Overtime, the small community of free thinking people began to grow, and eventually gave rise to the male cyberpunk fashion.

Cyberpunk in itself is quite a wide genre. Given its constantly evolving nature, the definition of male cyberpunk fashion can be a bit tough and nebulous to pin down. But overall, it is a little bit dark, a little bit cheeky, and a whole lot of awesome.

As mentioned earlier, this particular men’s style started out in the 1980s. It is a style that is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Today, this dark and gritty alternative street wear is considered as the new upcoming style for men.

 

Basics of male cyberpunk fashion

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Cyberpunk clothing is edgy, hard, and alternative. Oversized hoods, asymmetric clothing, multiple layers, and jagged seams define this style. This new style of clothing is destined to appeal to your inner war boy. It is designed for the hackers, hunters, and the scavengers of the world.

Male cyberpunk fashion is all about mixing urban streetwear with apocalyptic style and technology. It is the cutting edge fashion for cutting edge people. For this blog post, our goal is to understand this men’s style and translate it into a wearable option. The good news is that cyberpunk look can easily be adapted to a casual style.

 

Everyday cyberpunk look

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You don’t need to go shopping to achieve the dystopian look. In fact, you can use some basic pieces in your wardrobe. Distressed jeans, oversized sweaters, longs sleeved shirts, and combat boots make for a great cyberpunk look. Also, accessories can also be used as statement pieces.

To achieve this look, you may want to start with solid-colored clothing, preferably in dark colors. Clothing with distressed and asymmetrical details may also serve as a great foundation for your look. Cargo jackets, distressed jeans, and sneakers are a great combination. Another option is to pair skinny jeans with oversized sweaters and combat boots. For a more futuristic cyberpunk look, try to incorporate some accessories into your outfit. Wrist cuffs, belts, scarves or a simple pair of gloves are excellent options for completing your look. So, feel free to play with fabrics, textures, and shoes.

If you are looking to achieve a more edgy look, then you may customize your clothing. Look for some basic pieces and make them intentionally cyberpunk. Rip them, patch them, dye them, distress them – do whatever it is you want with them. After all, male cyberpunk fashion doesn’t have strict rules. Our only advice is to focus on items with unusual lines and proportions, limit your color palette and to invest in standout accessories.

What to look for when shopping for cyberpunk clothing

Dark clothing

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Most people associate this men’s style with black clothing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should limit your clothing choices to black. You are free to mix it up a bit and incorporate dark colored clothing into your everyday style. Dark gray, dirty white, burgundy, olive, and brown fits with the cyberpunk look. Remember, black doesn’t necessarily mean cyberpunk. However, avoid bright-colored or fluorescent clothing.

 

Versatility

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Dark clothing is some of the most versatile pieces of clothing there is. That means you don’t need to shop for a lot of clothes in order to come up with different looks.

Shop for unique and versatile pieces of clothing that can be worn year-round. Choose clothes that have a timeless feel to it. By building your closet around the essentials, every piece of clothing in your wardrobe could be paired with one another. You’ll have endless outfit options throughout the year and for the years to come.

 

Weather appropriate

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Most men use the summer heat as an excuse to relax their dress code. They would start dressing like they’re off to the beach. Cyberpunk men, however, don’t let their sartorial standards down.

Black clothing isn’t the best choice for summer. But given that male cyberpunk fashion is geared towards dark clothing, most men stick with black despite the rising temperature. To keep your cool this summer, we highly recommend that you opt for linen or cotton shirts. They’re thin and breathe well. Wide leg trousers, sleeveless shirts, and canvas shoes are also excellent options for the warm weather.

This summer, don’t look trashy. Look deadly every single day, but always consider the weather when choosing your outfit.

 

Where to get cyberpunk clothing

 

Unless you’re willing to spend a huge sum of money, it can be quite challenging to find decent cyberpunk clothing.  There are a lot of options for rave, steampunk or goth, but very little options for male cyberpunk fashion.

The internet is one of the best places to start when looking for unique and good quality items. In fact, there are a lot of online retail stores that sells cyberpunk and dystopian clothes. Check out these stores to get some ideas for the ultimate male cyberpunk fashion.

Immoral Fashion

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Dystopian or cyberpunk clothing doesn’t always have to be expensive. Immoral Fashion is an Australian fashion company that offers high quality clothing at surprisingly low prices. They have tops, pants, jackets, and a lot of amazing pieces. All their clothing is of good quality, so you might want to check it out.

Cryoflesh

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If you’re looking for edgy and polished cyberpunk clothes, Futurestate is a great place for you. The design is sophisticated and sharp. It is the modern take on alternative fashion. Here, you will find a wide range of dark, innovative, and futuristic clothing for both men and women.

Plastikwrap

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Plastikwrap has been around for a long time. The company’s mission is to provide the latest innovation in cutting edge fashion. The designs are a unique mix of modern and historical elements. The look is confident, intelligent yet mysterious. They have a lot of amazing pieces that remain true to the cyberpunk ethos.

Some of their costumes were featured in the movie Total Recall. They have also been selected to provide costumes for Orphan Black. Being one of the biggest suppliers of dystopian clothing, Plastikwrap is actually one of the most expensive brands out there.

We are all exposed to toxins and environmental pollutants on a daily basis. In fact, toxins and chemicals can be found in almost everything – antiperspirants, cosmetics, plastic bottles, plastic food containers, cleaning products, perfumes, and even on our produce. Long-term exposure to these toxins and chemicals poses a hidden health threat. Although our body is capable of detoxifying itself, there is always a need to get rid of the toxins that may build-up in our body. As such, you need to learn new ways on how to detox your body at home.

With information being easier to come by, people are starting to educate themselves on how to live a healthier life and learn natural detox techniques. But we’d like to emphasize that detoxing isn’t limited to the trendy juice cleanse. In fact, there are several ways on how to detox your body.

In this blog post, we listed down some simple and natural ways on how to detox your body and feel good from the inside and out. Feel free to try any of the methods listed below and see which one works best for you.

24-hour liquid detox cleanse

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If you are keen to implement a rapid detoxification program, this one is for you. The 24-hour liquid detox cleanse gives your body a chance to rest from unhealthy and hard-to-digest foods. It gives you the kick you need to get back on the healthy track. This would be very helpful for those who frequently consume processed foods, greasy foods, and other unhealthy foods.

According to studies, juicing organic fruits and vegetables can help improve digestion, boost the immune system, and reboot your digestive system. In addition, it also helps increase the elimination of surface toxins and waste build-up present in the blood and lymph.

In this method, you will have to completely cut out all dairy products, processed and sugary foods from your diet. To get your required nutrients, make sure you include solid and raw foods into your diet. In addition to juices, you may consume salads, soups made from vegetables, smoothies, nuts, whole food snacks and lean meat. During the cleansing period, we recommend that you avoid coffee. Avoid the afternoon slump by drinking a cup of green tea.

Although this method may actually help remove toxins from the body, experts recommend sticking to a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. This produces better results and are often more successful than short-term detox.

Add detoxifying foods to your daily diet

 

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Instead of a radical dietary change, we recommend that you incorporate some detoxifying foods into your daily diet. While you’re at it, you may also want to limit consumption of foods that could cause toxin build-up. These foods will give your liver a helping hand in detoxifying the body and get rid of the toxins naturally.

Lemon

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If you have already tried some cleansing juices before, you have probably noticed that many of these cleansing juices contain lemon. This is because lemon is considered as one of the best natural cleansers. It helps speed up the cleansing process by flushing built-up wastes and toxins in your body.

For best results, we highly recommend that you drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Not only will it provide a little immune system boost, it will also help rehydrate the body and flush out toxins.

Kale

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Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put on your plate. It is a super-healthy green leafy vegetable that is high in calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, and fiber. It is low in calorie, has zero fat, and is filled with powerful antioxidants. But did you know that kale is also a great detoxifier?

Kale contains a powerful substance called isothiocyanates (ITCs), which have been shown to help detoxify your body at the cellular level. These ITCs acts as a powerful “one-two punch” against free radicals and toxins, and helps eliminate them from your body.

You don’t have to be on a cleanse to incorporate kale into your daily menu. You can turn this super food into chips, soup, smoothies, stew, and even side dish.

Garlic

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Garlic does not directly flush out toxins from the body, but it is a useful adjunct to detoxification. Glutathione is crucial for detoxification in the liver. Your body uses up more and more glutathione as you detoxify. Garlic helps your body produce its own glutathione,

Glutathione is not something we can get from food. Rather, our body produces it itself. Incorporating garlic into your daily diet is an efficient way to raise your glutathione levels. To be able to fully enjoy the benefits of garlic, it should be consumed raw.

Drink lots of water

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We all know that drinking water is beneficial to our overall health. It promotes proper functioning of the organs, contributes to clear skin, and helps flush out your system naturally. In spite of this, a lot of people don’t drink enough water.

If you are looking for an easy way on how to detox your body, it’s drinking water. This will help you cleanse your body without affecting your diet. By simply drinking 1.5 liters of water a day, you can flush out all the unwanted toxins through your urinary tract. Teamed with timing your drinks, there is no limit to your ability to detox your body.

If you’re not fond of drinking water, you are free to add some fruits like raspberries, melon, cucumber or lemon to boost the taste. Detox water has become very popular over the past years. Not only does it taste delicious, it can also give you an extra dose of vitamins. Plus, it can also help flush your system of toxins and even help you lose weight. Since it tastes great, it helps you increase your daily intake of water.

Exercise regularly

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Exercise is a key component for staying healthy. A sedentary body doesn’t function as well as an active one. When the body is stagnant, its components tend to be stagnant as well.

Regular exercise will help speed up your metabolism, prevent the development of certain diseases, and help you shed some pounds. Exercise also plays a role in the detoxification process by pushing toxins out of your body through sweat. According to studies, those who exercise regularly have fewer toxins in their system. No matter how busy you are, try to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine.

Years ago, Korean men’s fashion used to be seen as the cheaper version of the Japanese style. But over the years, fashion in South Korea has greatly evolved and is currently enjoying its moment in the sun.

Today, Korea is considered as a big player in the fashion industry. Seoul has just taken over Tokyo, and is now named as the most fashionable and culturally influential city in Asia. The global fashion industry recognizes Seoul as a must-visit city. Korean fashion men style has influenced not only the Koreans, but also fans from all over the world.

Here are 5 reasons Korean fashion men style is taking over the United States.

Fashion

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The Korean industry is considered as the Hollywood of Asia. With the intertwining of film, music and fashion, the k-pop industry has jumped to a worth of over a few billion dollars in less than a few decades. It became a global obsession. It’s not just the mind-boggling plots of the dramas or the well-choreographed moves that got people’s attention. It’s also about the way they dress.

K-pop would not be where it is without fashion. Korean celebrities make sure they look their best when they go on stage. Because of this, a lot of fans became interested in dressing up like their Korean idols. The eye-catching and daring outfits of the Kpop celebrities are no longer limited on the entertainment scene. If you visit this fashion city, you’ll find a lot of people who try to dress up like the stars just about anywhere.

In Seoul, even the average guys are extremely stylish. That’s a fact. With fashion increasingly at its core, fashion experts have reported that they have seen some of the most well-dressed male population in last year’s event, Concept Korea.

Design prowess

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Even after the economic meltdown in 2008, the demand in the fashion online retail market of South Korea has inclined at a substantial growth rate. Cementing its position as a design capital, South Korea has seen a boom in designers over the past 2 to 3 years. All of these brands are vying for dominance in the international market.

Koreans stay on top of fashion trends. Many of them are luxury friendly and are willing to spend a huge sum of money on designer clothing and accessories. With the increasing demand for Korean fashion men style, Korean designers continue to churn out unique and well-calculated designs.

In last year’s Concept Korea Show at the New York Fashion Week, fashion designers have proven that Korean fashion men is the next big thing. During the said event, a series of expertly tailored pieces came down the runway. Designers Lee Ji-Yeon, Lee Suk-tae, and Lie Sang-bong has garnered a lot of attention during the event. Not only did they produce unique and amazing designs, they also introduced the Korean lifestyle and culture at a global level.

Many Korean designers study fashion abroad and then goes back to their home country to build their own brand.

Sense of identity

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There is no denying that Korean men’s fashion is booming. There’s an enormous pool of designers in Korea. These designers believe that there is no point in creating the same thing that everyone is making. What they do is they get inspiration from current trends and then give it their own spin to it. They take self expression to a whole new level. Korean brand and designers create pieces that are fashion forward enough that it looks interesting, yet practical enough that it can be worn even in casual settings.

Koreans, in general, bring a whole new meaning to fashion. They even take self-expression to a whole new level. They have a unique way of interpreting current trends and never shy away from making a splash. Their day to day outfits and style often surpass Westerner’s style in terms of originality and intensity.

Personalities

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Let’s face it. Korean men’s  fashion didn’t become popular on its own. Aside from talented and handsome, Korean idols are also very fashionable. As mentioned above, they always try to look their best.

People have shown interested to Korean fashion because they liked how Korean idols present themselves. G-Dragon, for instance, is an accomplished solo artist and is also a well-known member of boy group Big Bang. He is not only known for musical talent, but is also considered as a fashion icon.

Taehyung is also one of the most popular personalities in Korea. He is a member of the famous group BTS and goes by the name of V. He has a quirky personality and it really shows in this clothing choices.

Costumes and colors

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Centuries ago, Asia already had a burgeoning art and graphics scene. During this time, the United States was barely being industrialized.

The use of creative costumes is one of the things Koreans do so well. Aside from putting together unique and well thought out outfits, they also know how to incorporate colors into their ensemble.  So it came as no surprise when the Korean fashion and culture became so popular and captured the hearts of millions and millions of people from all over the world.

Final thoughts

Korean men are fashionable. They believe that they should always look good, especially when they go out in public. Well, who doesn’t? They are always updated with the latest fashion trends and have some amazing fashion styles. But what makes them so special is that they have a strong sense of identity.

Rather than just keeping up with the latest fashion trends, they try to incorporate their personal style into every outfit. As such, they come up with an outfit that’s interesting, unique and reflective of their personality. Korean fashion men has definitely gone a long way from what it used to be a few decades ago.

Shorts are inherently casual. Some fashion experts would recommend against wearing them as they would make you look adolescent and sloppy. Others claim that gentlemen shouldn’t wear shorts at all, but we respectfully disagree. Grown men can still look good in shorts, as long as you choose the best men’s shorts and fit them into an outfit.

This year’s summer will be harsher than usual. The summer heat is expected to intensify in the coming weeks. With the heat on, many of you are probably considering wearing shorts throughout the summer. We won’t judge you.

Whether you want to bare some thigh and let your legs enjoy the outdoors or you’re just looking for lightweight bottoms to beat the summer heat, there are a wide array of shorts you can choose from. Here are out top picks of the best men’s shorts to wear this summer.

Chino shorts

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Everything you love about the chino pants found its way into these best men’s shorts. They’re comfortable to wear and will standout without being too in-your-face. Plus, they’ll look great with everything –from a simple crew neck shirt to a button down shirt.

Chinos usually come in a single block color. Because of their simplicity, they can be styled in numerous different ways. They can also be worn in wider range of situations – from going to the pub, running errands, night outs or even a formal working lunch.

If you’re looking to up your shorts game this summer, try pairing it with linen or cotton shirt and a pair of loafers. The best thing about this outfit is that it will help you stay cool despite the summer heat. The fits are relaxed and the fabrics are breathable. Plus, you’ll look smarter than you would than when you’re wearing a t-shirt. You’ll look fine no matter where you day takes you.

Denim shorts

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Denim shorts are one of the best men’s shorts and are a staple in any man’s wardrobe. They are practical, comfortable and available in a wide range of styles and colors. They can also be styled in numerous ways. And let’s face it. Who doesn’t look good in denim?

Denim may seem a little less comfortable than the others on the list, but it does keep you cool in summer and provide you with freedom of movement. To look great in denim shorts, it should be slim fit with a little room for your thighs to breathe. It should sit just above the knee. Also, keep it simple and stick with classic blue or black denim.

Just because denim shorts have cemented themselves as the epitome of street wear, that doesn’t mean that you can’t dress it up. If you want to differentiate your look this summer, try pairing them with smart casual pieces. Start with a pair of blue denim shorts with minimal fading or distressing. Pair it with a patterned short sleeve shirt and then top it off with an unstructured blazer. Finish the look with a pair of suede bucks.

If you are looking for a casual look that can be worn on a daily basis, simply pair denim shorts with a basic tee, and boat shoes. Bring the outfit up a notch by incorporating floral shirts into your outfit. Florals have been a major print trend this season, and can be a great way to inject some summer vibes into your outfit. Finish off the look with a pair of loafers.

Pleated shorts

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In the past few years, the overall direction of men’s fashion has been slim and cropped. After a decade of wearing tight-fitting clothing, relaxed-fit clothing is on the rise. Dad style is cool right now. Everything in men’s wear today is freer and looser, and pleated shorts fit right in there. Believe it or not, it is dominating the market. In fact, fashion designers and trend-driven retailers are slipping double-pleated shorts into their “New Arrival” section. Why? Because it’s selling and it’s making them money.

Pleated shorts look a bit dressier than the other types of shorts because of the pleats. They give the shorts a freshly-ironed sort of look. You can wear this on casual days like a family barbecue or a casual day at the office (provided that you’re allowed to wear shorts). If you are to wear shorts in the office, choose dark colors and steer clear of prints. Make sure that you pair it with a collared shirt to give it a more professional look. Leave the polo shirts for your casual days. Also, go for something tailored that feel more like short pants.

Since pleated shorts are a bit loose, make sure that they are well balance for your body type and for you height. Proportion is the key.

Flat front shorts

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People have strong opinions about cargo shorts. They think they’re hideous. But still, there are many diehards who think they look great. Good news for those who can’t stand the sight of cargo shorts, men are finally catching on to how ugly these shorts are. In fact the sales of this type of shorts have decreased significantly over the past year.

Flat front shorts provide a great alternative to the cargo shorts. These shorts for men provide a nice balance between sporty and cleaned up. Plus, they deliver the same utilitarian level without the added bulk. The flat front shorts are simple and straightforward. They tend to be modern and athletic. You can wear them on casual occasions like daytime barbecues, block parties, river boat tours or a trip to the beach.

Flat front shorts may look casual, but they’re quite easy to smarten up. When it’s hot and you’re not sure of your plans, try pairing it with a button up shirt and a pair of canvas sneakers. Just roll up the sleeves to help you stay cool in the summer heat. This outfit looks a bit dressed up without looking too formal. You can go from the beach to the bar with ease.

Believe it or not, getting dressed in the morning isn’t just a problem women face. In fact, a lot of men would look at their wardrobe and struggle every morning, not knowing what to put on. They want to make a better first impression, but there are only limited choices out there. Plus, most men’s street style revolves around whatever is trendy this season.

Mainstream fashion changes too fast. New fashion trends are being introduced almost every season. The average men can’t afford to change their wardrobe every season. That said, we highly recommend that you shop for pieces that isn’t specific to any given season. The good news is that men’s street style tends to lean toward staple pieces. They are versatile and comfortable, which makes them ideal for everyday wear.

For men who wants to keep it casual but don’t want to look lousy, this men’s style guide is for you. To give you an inspiration for your next look, we have collated some of the best men’s street style ideas you need to try.

Dark jeans

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Men’s wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a good pair of jeans. They are a staple in men’s street style. They are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own and works well with almost every outfit.

A lot of people see jeans and shirt as sloppy. Whether you like it or not, men’s street style plays a huge part of men’s fashion. That means, you don’t need to give up your jeans any time soon.

To upgrade your jeans game this season, we highly recommend that you invest in high quality jeans. That means simple, dark colored, straight legged, and free from wear and tear. Dress things up a notch by pairing your denim jeans with a short or long-sleeved shirt. If you want to keep things a bit casual, opt for plain-colored shirt and pair it with rugged accents. No logos or graphics. Also, make sure that it fits perfectly. Men’s street style is about looking rugged without looking sloppy.

Bold printed shirts

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Printed shirts are a huge trend this year. In fact, almost every high street brand and store carries men’s bold print shirts. It’s impossible to walk down the street without seeing someone wearing a printed shirt. Floral prints, Hawaiian shirts, stripes, and even polka dot prints are everywhere.

If you are looking for a casual date ensemble that would give off a good impression, then look no further. Printed shirts are a great way to add a subtle edge or statement to men’s style. But if you decide to make it the center piece of your outfit, then we highly recommend that you keep the rest of your outfit simple. You don’t want to give people a headache. Pair it with denim jeans or chino pants and a pair of white canvas sneakers. This summer, you may also put on some sunglasses to complete the look.

When done right, printed shirts can transform an outfit. The key is to find the right shirt for you and wear it with confidence. Awkwardness is difficult to hide. Any kind of second guessing will make you look uncomfortable.

Monochrome prints

 

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For those who aren’t brave enough to rock the printed and patterned shirts, try monochrome.  Here, clothes are featured in traditional patterns like gingham and stripes, which allows you to make daring statement, but in a more subtle way. This creates a look that is classic and sophisticated, simple yet modern.

During the 17th and 18th century, monochrome pieces tend to be worn on more formal settings. In the modern times, however, monochrome is acceptable in both formal and casual settings. Last time, we wrote an article that highlights the changes in men’s fashion and style through the years. For those who are interested to learn how men’s fashion progressed through the century, click here.

For an eye-catching, yet understated look, try varying the textures within your look. Throw a plain white shirt and pair it with black jeans. You may also add in a leather jacket to add in an interesting twist to a plain outfit. Finish off the look with a pair of trainers. This is a great option since monochrome is one of the most wearable trends. Plus, it is not specific to any season, so you can wear them all year round.

White out

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While everyone is busy making statements with bold patterns and eye-catching hues, others are taking on a minimal approach. White clothing is a staple in spring and summer men’s style. It creates a relaxed, laidback look. Plus, white reflects light, so you don’t feel too hot. Ultimately, it’s a classic and suits almost any occasion and situation.  You can’t go wrong with all white.

Some people are worried that all-white look may look like you’re wearing a uniform. Others are hesitant to give this look a try as it may come across as unimaginative or boring. For a more casual style, choose a white polo shirt and pair it with a chinos or white jeans. For summer, white linen shirts and breezy pants would make a great outfit.

White on white can be overpowering, so try to get a touch of color in there. You can add accessories like watches, sunglasses, handkerchiefs, patterned ties, and colored belts.

Final thoughts

Street style dressing doesn’t always translate to loose shirts, baggy pants and trainers. Given the amount of more complex designs and high end designer clothing being introduced in men’s style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that.

Trends come and go. Over the years, we’ve seen significant changes with men’s street style. Today, men are no longer limited to shirts, jeans and sneakers. Rather, they are free to choose whatever type of clothing they want – something that would reflect their individual style. Be bold, brave and adventurous with how you dress. Remember, fashion is all about finding your personal style.

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If there is one thing that stays the same with men’s fashion, it’s change. In fact, it’s been happening to men’s fashion for centuries. Each season, fashion experts would publish magazines and articles that contain their predictions on which style, color, and fabric would be “in” in the next season.

For some, men’s fashion is a high priority. They prefer to wear clothes that are currently popular. They try to keep up with the latest fashion and style. But with the advancement of modern technology, fashion trends are coming in and out at a surprisingly steady rate. Keeping up with the latest men’s style can be a headache for most of them.

Let’s take a look at how men’s casual style and fashion trends have changed over the years.

Popular Styles Today

Men’s Street Style

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Men’s street style is more of a reflection of their lifestyle and personality. It is generally associated with youth culture. Since it is under a constant state of evolution, it can be difficult to define. But the core components of men’s street style are items you already have in your wardrobe – t-shirts, jeans, varsity jackets, caps, and sneakers. They emphasize on casual and comfortable clothing.

The classic streetwear is big, baggy clothes. Oversized shirts are often paired with baggy pants and white sneakers. So, if you’ve spent countless hours in the gym sculpting an impeccably V-shaped torso, this may not be the best option for you. In street style, walking around wearing a shirt with a logo on your chest is acceptable. In the luxury world, it may seem promiscuous. But in streetwear, a logo is an acknowledgment that you’re aligned with a particular style tribe.

Male Cyberpunk Fashion

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Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction. Cyber refers to technology; while punk refers to the attitude of the protagonist. Often, this refers to dissenters, visionaries, criminals, anti-heroes, and outsiders. Punk is often associated with dark colors and leather clothing. If you are looking for distinctive, edgy and dark clothing, then this would be the perfect style for you. Keep in mind, though, that it won’t work well for everyone.

What’s great about male cyberpunk fashion is that you can get away with wearing whatever you want. As long as it’s dark and futuristic, it is categorized as cyberpunk. Some prefer to wear dark, baggy clothing; while others prefer tight-fitting clothing.

Cyberpunk clothing doesn’t always have to be black. You are free to use colors in the darker range like dark gray or brown.

Korean Fashion Men

 

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The Korean entertainment is booming right now. They are not just known for Korean dramas, k-pop music, and beauty products; they are also making it big in the fashion industry. In fact, Seoul has become one of the largest destinations for international style seekers.

Korean men have absolute freedom in their interpretation of fashion. Although the Westerners have influenced their fashion style, they try to develop their sense of individuality and identity. They are open to try new things and take more risk in prints, colors, and cuts.

Season Trends

Men’s fashion evolves and continually changes over time – from the sharp, dapper and charmingly retro look of the 1920s men’s fashion to the more unfortunate looks that became popular during the 80s and 90s. It’s amazing to see how certain events in history have influenced how people dress up. For instance, people were forced to come up with simple outfits during the World War II since they were only allowed a certain amount of fabric.

Some of the fashion trends that defined earlier eras have stood the test of time and even became style staples. Others are just fads. They became popular for a short period of time, and are never worn again. For instance, Michael Jackson made the parachute pants popular in the 1980s. The hippies made bell-bottom pants all the rage in the 70s. These pieces of clothing are no longer available in today’s clothing stores.

Let’s take a look at men’s fashion styles through the years and how far we’ve come to get where we are today.

Men’s fashion 2017

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There is not a lot of innovation in men’s style and fashion from the past year. Some of 2016’s biggest trends spilled over into 2017. But men’s fashion 2017 saw a huge rise in bold hues, prints and patterns. Designers incorporated more colors, and patterns into their clothing as they believe that the modern men are brave enough to go out of their comfort zone. They aren’t afraid to make bold statements into their clothing and experiment with boldly patterned shirts. If you’re not as brave, we suggest that you start with monochrome prints.

This year, men are starting to bid farewell to skinny jeans are opting for wide-leg trousers instead. They prefer a more relaxed way of dressing. Looser cut jeans and trousers have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream for the past few seasons.

Men’s fashion 2016

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Men’s fashion 2016 saw a revival of the past trends – from the 50s inspired shirts and overalls to distressed jeans to traditional colors.

Men’s fashion 2016 took inspiration to your grandfather’s favorite short-sleeved shirt – the Cuban collar shirts. These shirts are relaxed, breathable and made out of cotton. We’ve seen an uprise in Cuban collar shirts during the summer. Green and gray have been the color of choice for 2016.

Distressed jeans died down a little during the mid-2000s but made a major comeback in spring and summer 2016. These jeans are versatile, comfortable, and can add a bit of individuality to your look. With more and more men opting for a more relaxed fit, many of them have steered away from the skinny jeans. Rather, they found a new love for the wide-legged jeans and trousers.

90s Fashion men

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Fun, freedom and rebellion were the theme of 90s fashion men. It seems to be all about being daring, brave and bold in your clothing choices.

They seem to reject the uncomfortable clothing trend of the past decade. That said, comfort became the emphasis of men’s fashion during the 90s. During this time, there was a surge in the popularity of Hip Hop music, which encouraged the wearing of oversized hoodies, distressed jeans, graphic print t-shirt, and trainers. Even corporate attire became less formal, and suits got bigger than usual. Neon-colored clothing and accessories also became popular with the youth.

80s Fashion for men

 

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80s fashion for men was all about power dressing. They became more serious about fashion and preferred more expensive clothing and gaudy accessories. Matching sweatshirts and sweatpants were incredibly popular throughout the decade. It was everywhere. Men rocked snug fitting, but comfortable clothing. Graphic patterns, bold patterns, and broad shoulders conveyed a new national confidence.

In the early 80s, denim pants rose in prominence, with Levi’s and Wrangler being the jeans maker of choice. Athletic shoes also became a fashion symbol in the 80s.

70s Fashion men

 

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Military surplus clothing, tie dye shirts, and bell-bottom jeans were the highlights of 70s fashion for men. The early 70s fashion men was a continuation of the hippie rebel style.

During the 70s, disco funk was all the rage. Shirt collars became long and pointed, neckties became wider and bolder, and suits became available in a bewildering variety of colors. Homemade accessories like bracelets, headbands, and necklaces also became popular in the 70s.

60s Fashion men

 

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In the 60s, people preferred more casual clothing. Casual was in, and formality was out. Sports shirts and polo shirts were the norms for casual wear. Even men’s business wear took on a new casualness. Collars got longer and wider, lapels, belts, and ties got wider. The conservative men’s suit took on some geometric design. It was also during this decade when wide leg pants were introduced. They also started growing their hair, with The Beatles leading the way.

50s Fashion men

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50s fashion men was dominated by conservative gray suits and minimal accessories. During this time, men returning from the military were trying to fit and look the part. The goal was to look smart and employable. There was less variety of styles offered.

Back in the day, almost everyone was wearing a boxy suit, oxford shirt, loafers and rep tie. Individuality in style of clothing has become an afterthought. Since everyone is wearing the same set of clothes, mass-produced ready-to-wear clothing took over as the everyday norm. The clothes were cheaper and basic pieces were more accessible.

1920s men’s fashion

 

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1920s men’s fashion pivoted on classicism but was injected with a thematic twist. It was a time of classic sophistication. The emphasis was on formality.

Suits were an essential part of men’s daily wardrobe and wore them with pride. They wore suits at parties, in the office, and even on ordinary days. The only exceptions were teenagers and blue collar workers as they dress more casually. But they also own classic suits in neutral colors. Much of men’s clothing in the 1920s greatly influenced today’s business attire.

Conclusion

Most people buy something because they’re seriously on trend this season or because they love that particular brand. We understand that you want to look stylish and stay on top of the latest trends, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But before you decide to buy any piece of clothing, ask yourself if you really like it. Also, will it look good on you?

Beware of buying something just because it’s on trend right now. Sometimes, these trends don’t last that long. After several months to a year, these fashion trends will long be forgotten. It will be such a waste of money investing in clothes. What was cool last season may look weird and awkward this season. That said, we highly recommend that you stick with basic and versatile clothing when shopping for clothes. Opt for crew neck t-shirts, well-fitted jeans, white button down shirts, black or navy suit, sports coat or jackets and a good pair of shoes.

Once you have built a classic and timeless wardrobe, it would be easier for you to bring your own twist and incorporate the new trends into your personal style. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also look better on it. No matter what outfit you choose, make sure everything fits impeccably. Find the style that is right for you.

For many, summer is the best season of the year. We get to enjoy the great outdoors, have barbecues, and even spend time at the beach. But when the humidity makes the air feel thick and the mercury starts to rise, deciding what to wear can undoubtedly be a tough process. During this time of the year, back and neck sweat is your worst nightmare. It’s warm, we know. Men’s short sleeve shirts are a great option for summer. They may not be ideal for many, but they’ll help you stay cool and comfortable when the next have wave of summer strikes.

Summer always calls for men’s short sleeve shirts. They are men’s go to items when they’re not in the mood for collars and buttons. They’re comfortable and can be paired with just about anything. Most men own about a dozen of them, often from the same brand. They would wear those shirts over and over until they start falling apart.

A lot of people think t-shirts are boring. Others think they look sloppy. But grown men can actually look good in them. If you love wearing shirts, then this blog post is for you. Here, we came up with some helpful advice on how to look great every time you wear a shirt.

Beat the heat in style by wearing men’s short sleeve shirts this summer.

Choose the right fabric

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Unless you bathe in antiperspirant, it is likely that you’re going to sweat a lot during the summer. Staying cool in a 100-degree weather is all about choosing the right fabric. To help you stay cool and comfortable throughout the season, the shirts you put into your summer rotation should be soft, breathable and absorbs moisture.

When shopping for clothes, be on the lookout for summer-friendly fabrics like cotton, linen and jersey. They are lightweight and airy, making them the best fabrics for your summer outfits. Choosing the right fabrics can prevent your body from getting as overheated and allow your skin to breathe.

When buying a shirt, make sure you know the difference between a t-shirt and an undershirt. Undershirts are lightweight and see-through. They should never be worn as outer garment.

Select the right color

  White  

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White shirts are the plainest and simplest of all clothing, but they are considered as the most versatile of all the wardrobe staples. They work well with anything, whether you decide to go for shorts, chinos, jeans, skinny fit or relaxed fit. White, classic crew neck shirts are also easy to layer without looking out of place. Plus, they really show off a good tan. A white shirt is like a friend you hang out with all the time during the summer.

   Black  

 

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Just like the classic, whit tee, a black shirt is also a versatile piece of clothing. Most men have it in their wardrobe.  A black shirt is a welcome break from the standard white and provides such an easy way to look good. However, black t-shirts, or any type of black clothing, often get a bad reputation for not being summer-appropriate.

Despite the rising popularity of bold printed shirts, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the urge to wear a black shirt. Yes, you can wear black in the summer, but the key to staying cool and comfortable in the warm weather is all in the fabrics you choose.

Get the right fit

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The key to pulling off men’s short sleeve shirts is by finding one that fits well. You know it’s the right fit when you can pinch about 1 to 2 inches of fabric on either side of your waist. This rule applies to all men, no matter your body type.  Tight-fitting shirts may look great, especially if you want to flaunt that ripped body you’ve worked so hard for. However, they will show off sweat patches easily and may contribute to making you feel warmer. Opt for relaxed fit instead.

The sleeves shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. They should hit around the mid-bicep (even if you don’t so much have biceps) and lightly hug your arms. When wearing a crew neck shirt, make sure that it doesn’t fit too tightly around your neck. It shouldn’t be too loose either. If you can see your collar bone or if the neck line looks stretched out, it’s too big for you. Remember, fit is the cornerstone of good style.

Wear it in style

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Like good shoes and a decent haircut, Men’s short sleeve shirts are a fundamental part of a man’s wardrobe. It can be worn as your only upper garment or under a casual jacket. If you own a statement jacket that’s been burning a hole in your closet, now would be a great time to put it to use. If you are attending an event, you can wear it over a white shirt and then pair it with chino pants and loafers. This puts you in the middle of smart casual and way too overdressed. You may also put on a denim shirt over a white tee. This has been a war winning strategy for men since forever.

To achieve a summery vibe, you can go a little simpler with your outfit. T-shirts also look good on its own, provided that you nail the fit. The simple minimalism of a white tee would look great when paired with a decent pair of jeans and canvas sneakers. For a summer look, finish off with some lightweight sunglasses.

Wear it when it’s appropriate

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The key to looking great in a t-shirt is by knowing when and where you should wear it. Men’s short sleeve shirts are best suited for casual settings. You can wear it to the beach, gym, concert, sporting events, night out with friends, and barbecue parties.

Tees are not appropriate for formal occasions. They will never be appropriate for weddings or even funerals. When done right, they can be stylish and suitable for more than just working out or going to the beach.

Men have less variety of clothing than women. But now that a lot of men are making an effort to look better, many of them choose to buy unique and stylish pieces of clothing like printed shirts, graphic tees and even textured suits. While these can help them standout, you may not be able to wear them as often as you want. Unlike wardrobe essentials, these cool and unique pieces only work with specialized outfits.

Whether you’re a teenager or you’re in your 20s, 30s or well in your 50s, here are 9 wardrobe essentials you should have in your closet. Owning these pieces of clothing, it will be easier for you to mix and match your outfit to suit almost any dress code. You’ll look well-dressed and stylish no matter what the occasion.

Crew neck t-shirt

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A crew neck shirt would be a solid addition to any man’s wardrobe. It is one of those wardrobe essentials that you can wear every day. It can be worn as an undergarment, on its own or under a lightweight jacket. We recommend getting white, black, navy and gray shirts to complement the other neutrals in your closet.

Since you’ll be wearing a t-shirt almost every day, you want to have a few shirts that don’t have unfunny jokes, name of frats or sports team written on them. Make sure to get a t-shirt that fits you well. If it’s too big, you’ll look lousy.

White dress shirt

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This is one of the most versatile shirts in the world. For a casual look, wear a white dress shirt with your sleeves rolled up and denim jeans. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try pairing a white shirt with colored chinos. For a sharp classy look, consider pairing a white dress shirt with a navy suit. Then, dress up your get up with a pair of Black leather derby shoes.

Buy a few white dress shirts and keep them well maintained. There will always be a time when you need one.

Blazer or sport coat

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For those who wanted to take their style up a notch, a blazer or a sport coat would be a great option. It makes you look put together without looking too formal. Opt for a navy or a dark gray sport coat, so it would be easier for you to match it with what you have in your closet. You can pair a sport coat with any pair of pants – denim, khaki, chino or slacks.

Custom-tailored suit

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Suits are usually reserved for more formal occasions. We bet you wore one on your cousin’s wedding, on your high school graduation or a funeral. Now that you’re older, you should invest in a custom tailored suit. They may be more expensive as compared to those you can get off the rack, but trust us, they’re worth it.

Custom-tailored suits are not only fitted in all the right places, they can also be personalized in a number of ways. Plus, they are made with better craftsmanship and higher quality materials. Think of these wardrobe essentials as investment.

Pair of chinos

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Chinos, like jeans, are inherently casual. But they have that added sleekness and versatility that makes them a touch smarter than denim.

A pair of chino will look sleek when paired with a plain white shirt. They also look just as well with a shirt and a jacket. If a formal look is required, try a slim fit chino, a button down shirt and a navy sport coat.

Denim pants

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Washed or light denim is fine, but we recommend getting a versatile pair of dark denim. It adds versatility to your outfit without looking too laidback. You can dress down with a t-shirt or sweatshirt and still look stylish. If you want to get your outfit up a notch, you can pair it with a suit jacket or blazer.

This timeless piece of clothing will work with almost any look. There is nothing they won’t go well with. They’re easy to dress up or down and will never go out of style. They are the most versatile item you will ever own.

Trainers

 

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Almost everyone has them, and for good reasons. They’re comfortable. They’re effortlessly casual and stylish at the same time. A simple pair of solid-colored trainers can be worn with chinos. They also work well with jeans. When the styling is right, you can even pair them with a suit.

Leather shoes

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Unless they work in an office setting, most men wouldn’t think of owning leather shoes. What they fail to realize is that leather shoes are categorized as wardrobe essentials.

Most people think that leather shoes are only reserved for formal occasions. This is true to an extent. Leather patent shoes are a good example of this. They work best with suits and tuxedos. However, the Chelsea boots, boat shoes, driving moccasins and loafers can be paired with casual clothing.  You can dress them up with khakis or jeans, but no socks. When it’s cold outside, you can wear a button down shirt, a tweed jacket, dark jeans and Chelsea boots.

Watch

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Living in the digital age, most people rely on their smart phones for time. Some even use it as their alarm clock. Now is the right time to stop relying on electronic devices for time and invest on a real watch instead.

Real men wear watches. Depending on your style, you can choose between leather and silver timepiece. If you prefer leather, we suggest that you take a look at your closet to see whether your leather belts or shoes tend to be black or brown. Choose a color depending on which color you wear most.