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Old 12-04-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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Pleated front khaki pants age you.

Men's clothing is much more fitted.
I'm old. A pair of pants isn't going to take away the lines in my face, turn my hair black again, or repair the bald spot.


However, wearing a pair of pants that make me look like too much sausage stuffed into too small a casing will not make me look better. Furthermore, when I bend over and they split from stem to stern, that will really not improve my look. (This happened to me multiple times in the 1970s when tight pants were last fashionable).
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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From my experience I have very distinctive style periods in mind from what I remember being trendy or seeing the fashion industry pushing. Early 90s through maybe 97/98. Then the next iteration from that time period through maybe 2005. Then another shift from 2005 to maybe 2013. And then 2013 to current. There are certainly lots of things that have stayed consistent over that time but LOTS of things have changed too.
Could you post links to a few pictures that illustrate this?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:56 PM
 
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I surprised the Thom Browne look has hung on for so long. I see men wearing suits that clearly are too tight or too short. I'm glad my office went dress casual in 2001.
Thom Browne, huh. Pee Wee Herman was doing it in the '80s.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:59 AM
 
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I noticed I am wearing similar clothes to what I wore in the 1990's and I don't stand out one bit!

Men's fashion the last two+ decades has stagnated. What is going on?
Nobody is wearing Hammer pants or some of those godawful colors.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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I think the issue I have is that you either see offerings that are "too slim" or "too baggy". I always struggle to find the right size pants/shirts. I wear a 36 jean but am a 34 waist because I have large legs, shorts can be a 34. Shirts I am typically a large but it's hard to find a shirt that sits right or is not to baggy or hugging in the wrong places.

I have been on a search for the right combinations, so far Banana Republic has some of my favorite jeans. The untuckit brand has caught my eye for good button downs that don't hang and can be left untucked without looking like a dress. I think I finally found the right boxer briefs that are not gym style compression shorts but provide enough support without causing a muffin top affect.

The problem I see is they expect the average male to be 150lbs, 5'10", a size 30-32 waist. Yet when I go to the store you see loads of these sizes still on the shelf while the 34/36's are all but gone or slim pickings. It's my own observation but lately the change in my wardrobe has been pretty drastic in trying to find quality clothing with the right fit.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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IZOD has so far been a reliable brand that hasn't forced slim fit clothes. While they do have a line of slim-fit clothes, they haven't made it their default line since that is not what their main target audience wants.






I wouldn't know. I stopped wearing IZOD when it became passť in the mid-90s and mother stopped buying them at Mervyn's.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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There is super skinny jeans for men now if you want to try that. The general trend is that clothing is more form fitting than before -- other than that, what else can you do with men's clothing?
Well. if you look back thru the past generation, it was pretty easy to tell what decade it was just from the fashion style, hairstyle, etc. the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and so on, but after the 90s, this seemed to stop for some reason.


I agree with the OP, ive noticed this before too, its almost like we have reached a plateau.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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Go look at sitcom casts over the years. If you think that the cast of Friends or Seinfeld etc. from the early 90s matches up with men's style from the early 2000s or men's style now then we are obviously looking at fashion from a very, very different lens.

90s fashion to me is just as distinguishable from 80s or 70s or 60s. I am guessing most people that are saying they haven't seen fashion change much since the 90s were at least in college in the 90s. A lot of guys tend to settle-in style wise in their mid-20s, especially if they marry and have a family. Once again, these are broad stroke generalities so there will always be exceptions.

But when I look at the cast of friends, full house, seinfeld etc. and compare them to a sitcom today, the clothing and fashion is night and day.

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Old 12-05-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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2003 NBA draft vs 2018. Obviously this is more extreme/dramatic than day to day life but just an example.



Mens clothing is more tailored than it was in 90's/early 2000's imo


But 90's inspiration is showing up in current clothing trends again

I think that photo speaks a thousand words. In the first picture, the men's bulky, and ill-fitting. They are reminiscent of David Byrrne's over sized white suit in the "Stop Making Sense" video.
They look like costumes.

The suit on the second group of draftees, are fitted and well tailored.

I hope this trend continues.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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The problem I see is they expect the average male to be 150lbs, 5'10", a size 30-32 waist. Yet when I go to the store you see loads of these sizes still on the shelf while the 34/36's are all but gone or slim pickings. It's my own observation but lately the change in my wardrobe has been pretty drastic in trying to find quality clothing with the right fit.
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