Saturday, July 25, 2009

Men's Clothing From the 60's to Today

By Phil Stott

Men's clothing has long since passed the few basic staples of the 1960s. The fashion icons that included Elvis Presley and The Beatles provided the foundation for which many men followed. The ties, belts and lapels got wider, the shoes got whiter and the flared jean ruled. Today, men follow the beat of their own drums and prefer cotton over polyester and Banlon and collarless over the longer collar indicative of days past.

There are, however, a few timeless pieces that have stood the test of time and remain in men's closets throughout the world. The classic polo, the simplicity of a white tee and the versatility of denim are dateless. They transcend time and never go out of style. Although the British invasion may have come and gone and took with it the mod business suit, complete with tapered legs and funky plaids, we still covet the slimming features proffered by these uniquely cut suits.

Fortunately, there are designers who recognize a great look and still provide those leg-lengthening and waist-reducing looks. One celebrity that comes to mind and who has that tapered look down to perfection is the new late-night talk show king, Conan O'Brien. He's clearly found the magic formula in bring the 1960s forward into current day and done so with great flair.

Casual was best defined all those decades ago with one word: Woodstock. Psychedelic patterns, tie-dyed tees and leather sandals ruled the weekend look for men all over the world. Although the groovy color patterns associated with tie-dyes may have given way to the simplicity of a single color, men are still able to find countless colors and designs. Whether you saw the end of the decade as "a long time coming" or were reluctant to enter into the 1970s, the style and bold look, although pared back to a large degree, can still be found in many of today's designers.

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  1. Interesting!

    The latest fashion trend in apparels today is the skinny jeans that give you a lean look. However, if you are unable to get into those, you would also be happy to put on those wide legged pants or trousers that are also hot with the fashionistas. When worn with a short narrow top and a slim fit jacket along with high heel shoes, this combination would look cool and give you that much longed for lean look.

    Try it out this season!

  2. I agree that men's clothing have definitely changed over the years. Jeans are getting tighter and so are shirts. But there are also those clothing pieces that do remain timeless and stick throughout the years. Look here men's clothing to see what I mean.

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  4. I agree too that men's clothing have definitely changed over the years. Just like now skinny pants are usually used. Nice elaboration regarding men's clothing. Thanks for sharing this blog with us.