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The past, present and future of menswear

May 10, 2021 4:35 pm

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Fashion is a multi billion pound industry with menswear emerging as the largest sector of this industry. But where did men’s fashion become established? The initial suit of the 1800s left little room for imagination for most men and not much chance for individual statements. There was not much room for self-expression in the past – men wore suits, end of story.

However from the roaring 1920s onwards, much more vibrancy arrives for menswear. Hats , accessories and different styled jackets made dressing up and going out a more entertaining pastime. The 1950s were a decade where fashion truly exploded for men and women alike. Jeans, t-shirts and denim jackets became a cultural phenomenon, spurred on by the likes of iconic stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean. For classic Tommy Hilfiger Menswear, visit EJ Menswear

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The sixties saw a complete cultural revolution that has impacted the fashion world ever since. Ethnic cultural influences took hold for the first time, with pastel colours, looser fits and maxi skirts being all the rage.

 

The seventies gave us flared trousers and open fronted shirts, while the eighties was all about power dressing and saw the return of the suit. On the other hand, punk and rock culture flourished as an anti-establishment trend.

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The 1990s was a decade for casualwear and street style with baggy and colourful clothing and the dawn of major branding on fashion.

 

So far, the 2000s have seen a smarter, more elegant and stylish approach to men’s fashion. The changes that have occurred seem to be all for the better and long may this continue into the fashion of the future.

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