Spotting the right trends in men’s fashion can be somewhat of a challenge, especially for those who don’t have the time to pay close attention to fashion shows and other events. London Men’s Fashion Week is a great indicator of styles that are looking to make a big play and are worth paying attention to. Plenty of trends popped up at this year’s A/W show, but the “vintage” trend was perhaps one of the most visible. Dressing in vintage apparel has been growing in popularity over the course of the past few years, and has truly reached a point where it is one of the most popular looks for men in their 20s and early 30s. Here are a few things to know about the vintage trend, and how you might be able to make it work for you.
While vintage attire is usually associated with a casual or semi-casual look, it borrows quite a bit from formal clothing in that tailoring is very important. Vintage clothing tends to borrow quite a bit from muted colors; brights don’t really fit into this world very well. Since patterns such as checks also tend to pop up in this look, it’s important to ensure that each piece is well-tailored.
Dressing the vintage way is all about properly accessorizing. This is easier said than done at times, as going overboard with accessories can have a negative overall effect. Fedoras can be very effective and really add to the successful completion of the vintage look. You might wish to also find a vintage watch to add to your ensembles; a pocket watch can really help you to get that old-world look. The important thing with accessorizing is to choose pieces that won’t clash and that won’t steal the show.
Takeaways for the Modern Man
Getting the vintage look is all about experimenting with as many different styles as possible until you find the one that is right for you. Since this can be expensive, you should always try looking for pieces at thrift stores instead of shopping for all new items. A vintage vest, for example, can run you as little as a few dollars, while new pieces can be hundreds. This will also allow you to find pieces that are truly from a different era; next to impossible when shopping at boutiques or department stores.
Your Mens Ties Team