Fred Perry 2014 will see a substantially anticipated optimistic outlook from guys towards their attire, because the final couple of years have lead the way with a powering progression in designer menswear. This sturdy uptake has shown designers that guys also enjoy the art of putting collectively an outfit, with all the existing trend of layering taking a well-deserved bow from centre stage.
The option and array of looks obtainable to guys have already been well utilised – several appears have been combined – from suave sophisticate to preppy college boy. Today, attitudes towards menswear are as apparent as they had been within the 80s, when metrosexuality and new romanticism swept the catwalk. Clothes has come to be a way for the modern day man to express himself, which they previously were too reserved to do. Within the 1990s and 2000s males tended to put on the identical monotonous clothes but these days mixing trends and the creativity of new designers implies guys desire no longer adhere to the herd.
This much more optimistic stance sees a new fashion-conscious male being happily catered for, as designers are lining up with new looks and expanding the realms of possibilities to entice their willing new audience. Ahead of your game, Northern Europe can claim the main dominance in men’s designer clothes, with the majority of the latest trends coming from brands across Scandinavia and the UK. High Street shops and internet retailers have seen a boom within the sales of forward-thinking labels that associate with the street clever lifestyle of urban music scenes and ooze city cool like Jack & Jones, Libertine-Libertine and style outlet and own label Norse Projects from Denmark with Sweden offering brands Our Legacy, Uniforms for the Dedicated, Acne, J.Lindeberg, Won Hundred and Cheap Monday. Plus, there’s the UK’s welcome production of dynamic labels such as YMC (You Must Create), Paul Smith, Fly 53, Bench, Religion, Duck and Cover, Universal Works and All Saints, to name but a few, that are attracting even the usually shy and retiring, to try something new. It’s a time that has also noticed revivals from classics such as Fred Perry V-neck, Lacoste and Levi, as archetypal and contemporary design have fused to lay wide open, the choices for the wearer to create.
Italy’s Diesel and Police, and Sixpack France are European brands which are ahead in the game. Preppy and retro designers from the US include Penguin Franklin & Marshall, Carhartt, Hollister, and Abercrombie and Fitch, while Japanese designers have revolutionised boho casuals through brands like Kenzo, Edwin, Superdry and Evisu.
Distinctive style brands mixed and matched in 2010, giving the industry a new flavour of design. It is predicted in 2011 this will continue, with designer menswear developing into something altogether unpredictable and exciting.