Wondering why men’s fashion is so important these days? In addition to the general need to look good, fashion helps you express yourself better. It can be used to deliver a message, make a statement, or even express emotions. With all this, it is no surprise that many a career can be given an extra boost if combined with a good sense of fashion. Just think of all the times you have seen people on the street and thought one or the other thing about them, based on their appearance.
So in this case, perhaps it does make sense to judge a book by its cover or a man by the length of necktie! Or, if it’s not something you want to adopt for yourself, at least be prepared to project a successful and confident look by using fashion effectively. After all, you will be judged on the basis of your appearance and the way you dress.
With the huge inroads that visual culture has made into everyone’s reality, your clothes and accessories are supposed to make a huge statement about you- and trust us, they will! Not only your boss, but also your colleagues, friends and family members are going to judge you on the basis of what they see, at any rate, at least to begin with. and we all know how lasting first impressions can be!
Well, now that we’ve established that men’s fashion is important, how does one go about interpreting men’s clothing and accessories in order to access their personality? To begin with, start to notice what people are wearing and how and it’s very likely that you will be able to find a link between people’s appearances and their preferences and behavior.
To make it simpler, men’s fashion may be classified into three broad types, mainly: commercial, conservative and edgy. The first style is usually sported by people who spend too much time buying and very little of it thinking!
They believe in buying the latest, right off the new arrivals shelf and in replicating the poster-boys. As the name itself suggests, such style can be functional or fussy, but what remains is that it remains confined by what’s in and what’s not, and does not reflect much personality.
Sticking to what is necessary and minimal accessories, combined with a traditional choice in outfits would imply a more conservative fashion sense. Men who follow this style are usually people who play it by the book, and may not have the confidence required to experiment. For them, functionality is more important than style.
People with an edgy sense of style on the other hand, like to experiment and play around with their look, be it by way of clothes differently worn, unusual color combinations, or interesting accessories. Of course, they must have the ease and confidence to carry it off, or they’d be fashion disasters! Their flexibility is what sets them apart, and makes it easy for them to shift from one style to another be it casual, rugged or formal without being under or over dressed, and makes for a refreshing twist on prevailing fashions.