The Longline to Yeezy – Trends in Men’s Clothes

From sneakernews.com

What I am about to share this week may have it’s origins in Mexico or among the native American Indians. Having researched what is trending now in men’s wear, I, like Solomon, concluded that there is nothing new under the sun.

So, what really is trending now?

The Longline T-shirt

BOOHOOMAN: Slim Fit Longline T-Shirt

ASOS: Religion Longline Long Sleeve Top.

Now I don’t know who or what inspired this but two things come to mind:
1. A Mexican Poncho

Blondy aka Clint Eastwood in a poncho.

2. The American Indians

Ready for war maybe?
The more things change, the more they remain the same. 
In speaking with contemporary fashionistas, I am told that there is a trend now to have unisex clothing. This refers to a piece of clothing wear that can be worn by both men and women. My challenge with the idea is that pretty soon I will not be able to distinguish between male and female. From the looks of it, gender now seems to be an irrelevant issue. Afterall, you can be anything you want to be. I don’t know if I like this idea at all. 
Take for instance:
I am really at a loss as to why a guy would wear something like this. But I guess style is indeed personal. These blurred lines though, may one day come back to haunt us. With no distinction between the sexes, what new world are we creating?

Next up is the popular Yeezy

As seen on sneakernews.com

Simply judging from the name which coincidentally rhymes with sleazy, you can imagine what the clothes would look like. Upon close examination, I recognized that this idea brought forward by Mr. West might actually have come from up North, North America – the American Indian.

Do you remember this movie? 
The Last of the Mohicans.

Typical Footwear
Looks familiar?

So the old looks very much like the new. The exceptions being that the new is more refined and costs a ton load of money.

Then there is the issue of Baggy (Roomy) Pants.

These are pants with significantly more leg room. You may at one point or another thought that those were really phased out. We saw the boot cut, slim fit and skinny pants dominate men’s fashion for more than a decade. Checking the major fashion magazines (Esquire and GQ) I’m seeing a return of this type of pants.

From H&M

It then seems like we’re doing a lot of recycling. Not bad if we would extend this to environmental issues. But ever so often we see a particular style fade only to resurface years later. My advice then is to not be too quick to throw out something that is “out of style.” It may very well be trending within another few years. What do you have in your attic?

That’s all for today. Be yourself. Do you and remember, style is personal.

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