In addition, peer pressure influences clothing choice. It is generally more or less acceptable for a woman to wear clothing perceived as masculine, while the opposite is seen as unusual.
Just go to Old Navy. And in America, nearly everyone wants to put it on because nearly everyone considers himself or herself to be middle class. Street styles in Tokyo harken the campuses of Harvard and Yale in the s—tweed sports coats paired with t-shirts and saddle shoes. Casual is diverse and casual is ever- changing, but casual was made in America.
First, the introduction of sportswear into the American wardrobe in the late s and early s redefined when and where certain clothes could be worn. As were the sweater sets and gored skirts worn by women. The trend towards casual flowed in one direction, as one period observer noted in a article in the San Francisco Call and Post: By the end of the s, centralized firms produced designs, worked with manufacturers across the country, and marketed specific kinds of garments to specific demographics.
A second milestone towards casual was the introduction of shorts into the American wardrobe. A flare-up in the popularity of bicycling in the late s brought about a need for culottes looks like a skirt but is actually shorts and actual shorts—usually to the top of the knee and made of cotton or rayon.
Shorts remained time-and-place specific for women gardening, exercising, and hiking , until the Bermuda shorts craze of the late s, when women turned plaid wool shorts into legit fashion and began experimenting with length. With a higher tolerance for different genres of dress and a newfound appreciation for non-constraining garments, Americans moved into the s with more options to self-create than ever before.
There were still discussions and regulations about women in pants well into the s. To dress casual is quintessentially to dress as an American and to live, or to dream of living, fast and loose and carefree.
I think I would have agreed with you—for the last 20 years, and up until a few weeks ago. I felt much the same way, and when I abandoned your position, I figured all fashion was bunk, so why bother? I think what we are actually talking about here is style, not fashion. There is stil room for flair and differentiation. The distinction is that there are rules to foundation and differentiation.
For most of us average folks, this is about looking our best, good personal style can do that, and allow one to express personality, but ones foundation must be strong. That starts with proper fit, and a good collection of he basics. This was the trap I fell into. I would see a single piece a tie, a shirt, even a non standard suit color that was by itself interesting or beautiful. The reformed, more mature wardrobe has flexibility. Continued response to Bork: I could wear a red suit, but how much utility does that have?
And do you really want that kind of clownish attention? Maybe when you are at a gala in your 20s for a record release, but if you are grown up, not so much. So, how do we inject red into the wardrobe? How about a red tie on a navy suit, and a red not matching tie pattern or color precisely pocket square. Make it fit, quality fabrics, fine silk pocket square.
That is a differentiator. My goal is to look my best, be comfortable, and project confidence. Build the base—jeans that go with everything, stylish shoes, and be able to look good is a well fitted classic T, but the author did encourage you to experiment with flair.
Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and modern leading men get by just fine without a wardrobe full of statement pieces and print Ts. The confidence and manliness comes from within, the clothes made them look stately…even casual ones.
Robert really very useful and nice tips.. What about the hair style? What do you prefer about hair style in dressing styles that you had suggested. Because it also matters alot while u deessed wel.
Short on the sides and back a little longer on top and a side part. The look is always smart and mature. I also wanna ask about coats and leather jackets that which one suits better on the dressing style that you had suggested. This is by far the worst dressing sense blog.. WTF u mean by go for plain jeans.. GImme a break… Everything goes with a combination and occasion and Mr Author u failed to do that. This idea stems from the misconception that every item in your outfit has to stand out.
Dark blue jeans are a lot more versatile than your bleached jeans, as you can dress them up and down as you see fit.
Dark blue jeans without bleaching or excessive distressing just look classier and more mature. Sorry buddy, but bleached jeans are for dummies. You cannot be stylish in one of the most unstylish types of clothes. This author did not fail. You failed to take good advice. Enjoy your true religion and ed hardy. Robert, Im 39 and have always dressed in Tshirts and baggy jeans and sneakers.
Hmm… Check out this article. Just take it one step at a time. I find it very difficult to find the right style and clothing that I like. I spend so much time looking for shoes and clothes and sometimes end up buying nothing. Thanks for the article. I read this and some other article on other sites about dressing well for men. This advice is only for those working an office-type environment and common industries in order to be successful within those fields by complying with the unwritten codes and etiquette of those fields.
Selling art is a professional activity, but not making it. Yet I believe a lot of collectors just want to see an authentic artist, someone who is also different. When I go to an art opening, artists just wear creative or thrift store type things, not suits.
Can you help me out and explain this contradiction? All these rules and theories of dress are overridden instantly by social proof, charisma, confidence, competence, and, or ability to converse and flirt well wether in business or dating.
Not to mention people want to experience something exotic and ladies are drawn to punk rock band members that hardly comb their hair, more than sharp looking professional men, unless they are strictly looking for committed long term husband type relationships. Definitely for dating apps where there are lots of hot high-value women, it would be hard to match with anyone unless one followed these rules. Is the reasoning behind not wearing embellishments simply to separate yourself from the younger crowd?
Great article — very useful notes on the jeans and tshirts. I had already started applying these ideas until I moved country. Consequently, my style has been reduced to shorts and a t-shirt, usually with sneakers.
Yeah, dressing in hot weather can be a bit tricky. Check out my article on dressing for summer for more information. Hi this is amar from pakistan I read your article and much of that i really liked too but i wanna ask you about hair style because dresses not only make a personality our hair style matters too. Well, you are brilliant. I loved the way you explained some misconceptions I see in my dressing. Or to try using leather shoes and fit jeans?
Try going for sleek pairs though, almost full white or black and without all the bells and whistles on them. Converse, Stan Smiths or LaCoste.
I would definitely suggest you get used to more fitted jeans though. You will look a lot better! Hiii Robert , can you please tell me which type of combination I wear in my School Function…. Darnit — I really like my graphic tees.
Great and informative article, nonetheless. Hi Robert, I was fed up with my casual jeans outfit. I mostly wear slim suit to work which looks great but when it comes to casual then I am not good at all. I am in my late 20s and I want to look mature when I wear jeans not a teenager. I found your article very interesting and I took some notes as well for upcoming weekend shopping.
I like straight dark blue jean. I still wear graphic tees, and I think I giving up those would be the toughest if I had to follow your advice.
Great article, I have started this a while ago with myself and I love it….. I will add that a great resource for outfit ideas is Pinterest. Seeing how the outfit looks on someone else and all put together gave me a better idea of what colors would look good together and what types of pieces to buy. Yeah Pinterest can serve as an inspiration for good outfits, and it is a good way to find nice-looking color combinations. IMO, you should understand the basics of style — understand how to make clothes work for YOU, and then magazines and Pinterest and stuff like that can be a good source of inspiration: Because I have a hard time finding t-shirts that look good.
What about facial hair? Trimmed and cut to make your jaw line more prominent? I always have trouble getting a smart casual dress shirt, I either go to flashy or to loose… Any tips here? You can wear both formal and casual shirts in a smart casual outfit, depending on the outfit. As for tucking in shirts or not… It depends on the outfit as well. I am 22 years old…a college student I want some dressing tips sir So guide me plz..
Most of the tips apply to a year old as well. I hope to be a designer smday but av been struggling on aw to make mature outfits……… But this has helped me a lot. If it is a just claim, we will refund your reasonable postage expenses.
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