Menswear Fashion Articles
Like the seasons, fashions also go in cycles.
As long as the weather changes and men continue
to have only two arms and two legs and his head
remains firmly planted above the center of his
chest, the fashion cycle is guaranteed. The reason
for this is that there are only so many menswear
designers in any given generation who are clever
enough to upholster the male form and unproductive
enough to seem cheerful about working within such
a limited field with so few chances for true creativity.
A Menswear Fashion Reviews from Vanity Fair
Back to that "fashion cycle" remark.
Pleats come in fashion and they go out of fashion
and then they come in fashion again. Thats the
way it works. The same can be said of trouser
cuffs, vests, hats (proper hats, not baseball
hats) and bow ties. We can expect that at some
time point in our lifetime knickers and codpieces
will be seen again on the fashionable boulevards
of the world as well. Whether the glacial speed
of the menswear fashion cycle is entirely due
to the fickle personalities of the fashion client
or the unimaginative nature of the designers,
we cannot say; however, the word on the street
is (as it always has been) that changes in men's
fashion are slow in coming, slow in going and
this unfortunate cycle is not likely to be altered
The changes that took place in men's fashions
during the 1920s were necessary and hastened by
the social earthquake that came with the reluctant
realization that modern times had ushered in a
deep sense of disillusionment following the end
of a bloody, yet pointless war. One of the most
striking fashion changes in menswear was a widespread
belief that clothing should be a bit more comfortable.
The Vanity Fair Magazine fashion reviews posted
at OldMagazineArticles.com reflect this quite
clearly and you can see that fashion's finger
points to the low-cut dress shoe, not the high
cut ankle boot; the soft cotton dress collar from
the golfer's wardrobe were preferred to the high,
starched one that Daddy wore; belts were trumping
suspenders; good-bye tail coats, hello tuxedo.
Bit by bit taboos were fading: clothing intended
for the country, such as knickers, would soon
be acceptable in town! and the cycle is continuing.