In the transition between haute couture and retail, constants were defined. Today, these staple articles are as essential as to mens clothing as they were when they were first created.
In business and formal functions, the suit has claimed stake as the most appropriate ensemble in the pool of mens clothing. A man can never go wrong by showing up in a suit.
The blue jeans
Levi’s, Mossimo, and Lee are just some of the labels that have paved the way for what jeans are all about now and how they should be worn– deconstructed, faded, or acid-washed. From a workmans essential to a casual staple, jeans have secured its place as an icon of mens clothing.
The Cross Trainer
Nike and Adidas have cornered the market by ever-revolutionizing shoes that conquer even the testiest terrain and the most rigorous of training programs. These shoes are not an after-thought in mens clothing, rather, the first that is thought of and for which, all other fitness apparel follows.
T-shirts were originally undergarments worn by laborers. A classic example of metamorphosing use of garments, by the end of World War I, it became a permanent trend for casual wear.
For the years to come, fashion will continue to evolve and will continue to be influenced by emerging technologies, trends and necessity, but utility and design will always be key elements in mens clothing. The marriage of form and function in mens clothing will never be divorced.