We have it so much better
When it comes to fashion, men have it easier than women in a variety of ways. Although trends and collections are a reflection of the surrounding environment, usually influenced by prominent stylish personalities, when it comes to menswear the cyclic changes are much more subtle than those of our female counterparts…While there are also seasonal trends such as particular prints, garments or even wearabilities, the pages in which menswear is written have a century-old patina cemented over years of gentlemanly tradition.
In a way, this allows us to seamlessly update timeless attires by mixing trendy, up to date details instead of purchasing a whole new wardrobe…Ok, maybe not an entirely new wardrobe, but it’s a fact that women tend to buy more at cheaper prices, and (most) womenswear strongly sails with this flow. For men, you just know that some garments will always be classics and survive the test of time and passing tendencies: say a 2 button navy blazer or a perfect fitting suit - buttons, lapels and cut may vary or reminisce but if you stay within a certain spectrum, chances are they’ll stay with you for a long time.
So for us gentlemen, it all comes down to the old mantra of buying less but better: invest in quality pieces, splurge on essentials and save on ethereal garments. Not only will you feel more confident and look flawless, but at the end of the day you’ll end up with pieces you love, ultimately saving money and making your life much easier when it comes to getting dressed in the morning…
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Herschel Supply Co. AW12 Lookbook
Fashion is an ever evolving art whose subjects and creations continuously adapt to a variety of trends, circumstances and personal passions. Whereas there was once a time when men and women both had very distinct, almost etiquette oriented wardrobes, nowadays it’s a thin line that which separates the quintessential defining traits of menswear and womenswear.
Growing trends of androgyny and the introduction of the opposite sex’s staple pieces managed to break boundaries and elevate the expression of individual style to new standards. Murses and mewelry are but a few that support this tendency but the truth is, it works both ways. Menswear inspired womenswear has been gathering the attention of many throughout the web, due to an outstanding roll of sharply dressed women.
Although most men can’t seem to shake the cemented image of ultra feminine silhouettes provided by tailored evening dresses, as the epitome of a women’s sensuality, there’s somewhat of a nonchalant sexiness in a girl sporting an oxford shirt and tie. While the first is downright sensorial and easy in a way, the latter is much more complex and delves deep into our own universe: within seconds and ultimately involuntarily, our brain wanders off on its own quest to understand what it has just perceived. We’ll be wondering why was she wearing that and more importantly, why did she look so damn good. Ok, this might not be the case every single time, but there’s a good chance it will happen…
So girls, do try to venture into the world of menswear and incorporate a few basic pieces in your attire, you’ll definitely look better than most guys out there…