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Fashion For Men

Fashion for men might seem like a strange topic. However, look at this. How large is the men's area in the local department store? A few decades ago it was lass than half what it is now. There were three basic items, jeans, black slacks and later kaki pants. Then for the shirts there were about three basic colors, they were blue, dark blue, brown, and later yellow. It didn't take up much room to show off these basic core elements of the wardrobe of the male a few decades ago.

Times have changed. Fashion has come to the male wardrobe and it is here to stay. Many men enjoy looking good and if that equates with stylish then they are OK with that. Let's look at mens fashion and see how similar it is to fashion for women. That would make sense. If the colors go well together, what difference does it make if it is for a man or a woman?


Men's fashion has changed so that the color choices are just about the same as for women. There is for sure still more blue available in the men's wardrobe but then blue is the most popular color worldwide. It is a soothing color and for decades has been associated with blue for males. We have come to a time in society where the men do not feel their masculinity is in question if they wear a pink or purple shirt. Some have a preference to not wear those colors but society is now accepting color choices for men. It is about fashion and also comfort.

Some colors that are popular and will always remain so are the red, white and blue. While in some areas of the country you do not wear white after Labor Day, white on men, especially for white dress shirts seems to be totally acceptable. The red, white and blue has become very popular since September 11, 2001. It is a way to show your national patriotism in a subdued way without wearing a flag shirt. These three colors together also seem to have a nautical feel to them because of the sailor suits that had those three colors. These three colors have a crisp and fresh mood about them. Men generally combine these three colors with a navy blue suit a white shirt and a red tie. This is the epitome of the crisp fresh attire of a sharp businessman. Of course dark suits of all colors and shades are perfectly acceptable. In the business world the darker colors for the suits is considered business like. Lighter colors or patterned suits are not acceptable. No matter the fad, fashion will always rule in the favor for the basic dark business suit.

Vivid colors are more acceptable for men of this century. Some men are perfectly comfortable with vivid or bright colors, while others are not. With men's clothing it is what fashion dictates but also much more so than the women, it is what the market will bare. Men are slowly accepting the paradigm of changing the acceptable colors for men's clothing. They have come to see that it is not to please the fashion industry that they are changing but to please them. This newer generation seem quite artistic and in tune with their creative side. They are comfortable embracing all colors.


Style for men's wardrobe is changing. Perhaps men's styles are not changing as fast as it is for women but men's clothing has come full force into the fashion industry. They have arrived. Men are ultimately the barometer of whether this will work, it about the same as for women. If the men approve they will buy and if they don't they won't. It is about supply and demand. If the fashion industry believes the styles are changing they will change with it. They go where the dollar is and it is not different for the male fashion industry.

Men's fashion is not as outlandish as women's fashion, primarily because the industry is experienced at promoting women's fashion in a certain way. Men want to look stylish and cool looking but they do not, as a general rule, want to be the visual focus of any event.

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