13th October 2020 Admin
How Mens Fashion and Style Has Evolved Throughout These 100 Years
Whenever we look back to research on any particular subject to write on, we find something beyond our expectations that surprises us. Today, we have gone back to the past to research men's fashion and style and check where men fashion has reached today.
Well. The idea of an ideal fashion has run from long into our vein that is unbelievable and has taken a great amount of space into our own lifestyle from the very past. Today, we shall talk about how men's fashion has taken great evolution from the idea of formality to the comfort level. Let’s go back!
The Era of Class, Proprietary and Formality (1910-99)This decade was known for its class and elegance with proprietary and formality. Earlier, fashion designers were using shoulder pads to emphasize the clothing look and give a robust look to men.
The Jazz Era (1920-29)
During this era, men's pants style reflected optimistic vibes with shades of charcoal, black, grey, and dark colors with slimmer and simpler looks. They used to like fitter pants, jackets, shirts, and sloping shoulders. However, to enhance their looks they used bow ties, which were made of silk.
In the consequence of the fashion, by the mid-20s, detachable collars and button-down shirts were in trend. There were also other collars as well such as scrub collars with Windsor tie knots and club collars.
Trousers came with front creases and cuffs without using belts. However, this was the era when men used to walk on the streets without hats with high boots. Soon, leather jackets, white scarves, and driving caps took place in men's fashion clothes.
The Economic Crises and Fabric Era (1930-39)
However, during this era, thin waist-ed coasts, broad shoulders, and tapered legs were famous. The men's suit jackets were pointed, wide and elongated lapel. Though this happened because of the great economic crises, and the suits were then grown thinner and dark shades were worn to take care of the situation and finance. Then, they used to wear low-cost fabrics such as linen, tweed, flannel, and wool.
Additionally, this was the time, when bush and polo shirts, Ivy caps, rubber-soled shoes, and loafers were introduced in the market.
Then, zoot suits came with floor elements or designs. To enhance the look, men were wearing tight pants at the waist hanging a keychain and doped by a hat with feather.
Trendsetting Era (1940-49)
It was the time when the world was facing other great crises, the world war. Society was on the nook of sword and fashion had to be cut out in order to support patriotism. Again, the fashion had to cut costly and luxurious fabric and had to cut pocket flaps, vests, trouser cuffs, etc.
However, after the war, the fashion had come back to its old track, and then wide trousers, silk ties, decorative tie pins were added to the trend. Also, the Hawaiin trend knocked the fashion world with its easy and casual looks.
The Elvis Presley Era (1950-1959)
This era brought businessman idealism by creating slimmer dark flannel suits. Men were used to wearing pronounced shirt collars and ties to add a formal look in their apparel. And this was ideal clothing for comfort and leisure look. Further, shorts grew shorter and blazers became more comfortable in shape, and sunglasses hit the fashion market with greased back hairstyles, just as Elvis Presley did.
However, new trends flourished such as—baseball t-shirt, black t-shirt, ringer t-shirt with black or blue denim, leather bombers or jackets, army boots, and so on.
The Beatles Fashion (1960-1969)
This was the age of The Beatles, where people like to wear relaxed and casual looks. Men were wearing denim jackets, army coats, skinny ties, straight cut suits, and the Beatles signature haircuts. This kick-started the time of casual looks.
The Fast-Evolving Fashion (1970-79)
After the years of fashion trends, finally, men fashion came in the wash and wear scenario. This was the age when bell-bottom trousers, disco suits, sports shoes, tracksuits came in. Now, men were free to choose bold colors and patterns. And, tracksuits were not linked to sports and athletes anymore.
The Decade of Quirky Fashion (1980-89)
While leisure got a spot on the men's fashion, it was now, then branded clothes were the thing that took place of status in the society and brands began to matter in people’s life. Over the end of the decade, suits, clothes were knitted square bottom, skinny and neutral, graphic prints came in light.
The Casual Era (1990-99)
This was the decade of youth, was known for casual and minimalistic looks, and was high to grunge, hip-hop, and rave. They liked to wear shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. Well, the change didn’t stop here; the youths were rushing with new trends of piercings and tattoos. Knitted sweaters, leather jackets, and baggy denim too added men's fashion to the new height, now wearing caps outside the baseball game was a cool thing along with shorts, parachute pants, manpris, jeans with graphic t-shirts, and sneakers.
During this era, west fashion traveled down throughout the world too and now, jeans were no longer a taboo to wear for men, however, women were still not allowed to wear it.
The Fusion Era (2000-2010)
It was an era of fusion, where men wore high and low trends, leather jackets, Rockport boots, tracksuits, rust and beige, and forest green colors. This was also the era of light color polos, jeans, cargoes, and khakis. And these all looked sophisticated on people.
Though the pantsuits were still in and didn't go out of fashion, come in charcoal, black colors again with a Mandarin or Nehru look.
Casual and Classy Look (2010-2019)
After witnessing the years of fashion, this era added some casual yet classy looks to men's wardrobe and added athleisure with rave and charming sneakers. However, designers used to manufacture hoodies, jackets, leather jackets without a collar and made men wear it with style. It gave a formal yet casual and classy look. The designer, men's fashion and the vogue world and their experts began to give lessons on how to dress casually to express fashion beyond and leave a legacy behind.