Sunday, April 5, 2009

Retro Clothing is Turning Mainstream

Jimi Hendrix Shoot w-cheap sunglasses-2  - VoxEfxImage by √oхέƒx™ via Flickr

Retro Clothing is Turning Mainstream by Paul Mcindoe

Taken literally, retro means replicating a style of the past. In a world where most look forward, the fashion industry has taken a look back to days gone by to help produce the latest trends. In addition to vintage clothing, retro has become an essential part of the wardrobe; and not just for the trend setters. Boys and girls, kids and parents are all enjoying the latest fashion trends with clothing influenced by cool and iconic designs from the 1960s to the 1980s.

For example, once upon a time superhero based t-shirts would only have been spotted on students; however, retro t-shirts are now an extremely popular item of clothing seen up and down the high streets. Nowadays people of all ages are more than happy to parade their favourite superhero, cartoon or rock band from yesteryear on their t-shirts.

Of course, that feeling of nostalgia crossed with cool has made retro clothing dating from the 60s right up to the 80s a huge success.

Therefore, it won't be a surprise to learn that most high street fashion stores have taken advantage of this demand. But it's not just high street outlets leading the way, many specialist online retailers have been set-up to grasp a market share of the increasingly popular 80s retro trend. As such, the online market has helped to spread the trend globally, and it is now possible to purchase retro t-shirts from all over the world, most of which will have no nostalgia attached but will still appear in-trend.

Another reason for its popularity on the high street is its price. Manufacturers are able to keep costs low, as the main requirement is your average t-shirt with a printed design - the trick is to find the right design. For the consumer, the cost of a retro t-shirt in comparison to a designer t-shirt is minimal, and with an added cool factor. And even if you can't quite find the right design, it might be possible to request that your own design is printed to produce a personalised retro t-shirt.

Being so competitively priced - with thousands of designs to choose from - it's no wonder that retro clothing and retro t-shirts in particular have become such a huge success.

And with plenty of accessories to choose from as well, it is now possible to find the right retro design that makes you look good and feel cool.

Paul McIndoe writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

Article Source:

1 comment: