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Old 12-12-2018, 12:35 AM
 
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Men's clothing hasn't changed a lot from the '90s and early 2000s. What changed in men's fashion is sunglasses which come in unique, classic and trending design. Mod cut.

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Old 12-13-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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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.
I agree. Look at what Jerry Seinfeld wore in his show (especially earlier seasons) compared with what Joey in Friends wore. Very Different.

It seems that major changes in style only happen every couple centuries. By major, I'm talking the move from breeches to trousers, etc...And the more formal the dress, the slower it is...See Look at White Tie compared to a Tuxedo compared to a Suit.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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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?
It changed.

They went slim in the late 2000s and stayed there. But the problem with going slim is that it does not work for everyone. I tried to go there, but I did not like the cut. Plus I am at a place where I don't much care for what anyone thinks.

One thing that did stay with me is that I moved from loose boxer shorts to snug boxer briefs, and that involved moving from 100 percent cotton to synthetics, but for the most part I have went back to what I am doing in the nineties, sort of.

For me clothing now is loose but not baggy, as it was back then. And I don't wear plaid anymore. I'm strictly solids and micropatterns. I'm done with plaid for the foreseeable future. I'm at a nice standard fit.

I don't get the appeal. I think it is generational. How a lot of younger men are dressing the cut is the same thing we did in the early eighties. So going back to that, even with updated fabrics and designs, for me personally is not appealing. And what I was doing in the nineties was ridiculous. A lot of that old Ralph, Tommy, etc is just ugly to me now. So I'm not going to do that either. That was conservative for the sake of being conservative. But it wasn't authentic in that way, it was pretentious because my mindset did not align with how I dressed. It was a contradiction. Plus I don't care if you know what I am wearing, at my age.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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OP, if you are seeing nineties fashion among the current generation, say young men aged anywhere from adolescence to thirty something, it is not the same stuff we wore back in the nineties and it is not the same cut. This is evolved, with better materials we had then.

The magazines are also predicting a new wave of baggy fashion that isn't anything like what we did back in the nineties.

Check out this article. I won't post the images directly because I don't own them. But this is what is on the horizon.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
 
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One thing is that some higher-end brands are trying to push slim fit clothes down our throats. That is why I stick with the brands that I trust and I know won't alienate their target audience. I have stocked up a lot the past three years on styles that I like and I think I am good for now.
I tell my wife this all the time. I still dress just a little "baggy," because I can't STAND how so many designers are trying to force men to wear super tight "slim" fit clothes, especially for those of us who are not exactly slim.

I see a lot of regular sized/medium build guys walking around these days with pants, shirts, and jackets so tight that you wonder how they can even BREATHE. So if buying some lesser known or lower cost brands that will give me and my "man parts" a little breathing room is "too baggy" or "too 90s" to some folks these days, then so be it. At least "the boys" can breathe and won't feel like they are being gripped in a vice.
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Old Today, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I tell my wife this all the time. I still dress just a little "baggy," because I can't STAND how so many designers are trying to force men to wear super tight "slim" fit clothes, especially for those of us who are not exactly slim.

I see a lot of regular sized/medium build guys walking around these days with pants, shirts, and jackets so tight that you wonder how they can even BREATHE. So if buying some lesser known or lower cost brands that will give me and my "man parts" a little breathing room is "too baggy" or "too 90s" to some folks these days, then so be it. At least "the boys" can breathe and won't feel like they are being gripped in a vice.
I actually wonder if this is paying off for the brands that continue to promote their regular, classic, and big and tall collections. With PVH's brands, Calvin Klein has shown a slowdown in growth the past quarter, while the Heritage Brands division (which includes IZOD) is finally showing increased growth after years of declines.
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Old Today, 12:51 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.
EXACTLY!!! It's frustrating!!! I really hope this "slim fit" (aka 2-3 sizes too small) craze dies out SOON!!!
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