For a number of years, fashion was always seen as a woman’s game; the clothes, shoes and the handbags offered by the world’s most renowned names made it clear that this was an industry that was powerfully dominated by the ladies. This isn’t to say that big named designers did not have mens ranges; of course they did however it seems that it has only been in the recent years that fashion has become an industry in which both sexes are equally catered for.
Although we may not have the sheer range of clothing and accessories that women’s fashion is known for, as men we now have an impressive selection of clothes on offer. From Alexander McQueen to Hugo Boss and Topshop; designer menswear has drastically altered but for the average Joe so used to the plain old t-shirts and the one standard pair of jeans, how do you go about discovering your inner fashion desires in order to determine just what is right for you?
From the world-renowned 7 for All Mankind Jeans to the Hugo Boss shirts; the variety is endless however fear not, you don’t have to get on board with flower power or start embracing neon blue clothing in order to be fashionable. Fashion is open to interpretation so remember it is all about you and not anyone else.
Not sure where to find your fashion inspiration? Then consider the following points…
Comfort- Yes fashion is about looking good but it is also about feeling good too so when it comes to choosing clothes consider your own comfort. Will you be at ease in the skinny jeans? Or are you squeezing yourself into them because you saw your favourite celebrity wearing them? Just because it works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for others so be weary and try not to be too adventurous!
Body Type- Whether you are a bulkier man or the skinnier type, it is important to ensure that you are buying clothes which fit you and fit you well. Whatever style may appeal to you, don’t attempt to buy anything if it emphasises any imperfections. No matter how good David Beckham looks in skinny jeans and a tight top, it might not work on you so consider your shape before you make any moves.
Colours- From yellows to blues and to pinks; there are masses of colours to choose from that can look fantastic particularly in the summer season but again it is about finding what is right for you. You may like the look of a blue suit or the polka dot shirt but does the colour suit your skin tone? Try on various shades and have a look at what matches your tone to ensure you stand out, for all the right reasons.
With so much to now choose from, men are no longer neglected by the fashion industry which means for the average Joe the options really are endless. Inspiration is everywhere you look but knowing what will work for you can be the difficult part so take the time to consider your own issues, needs and what will ultimately make you feel comfortable and you’ll no doubt find the right clothing that will not only make you look good but feel good too.