Why Is Men's Fashion so Boring?

Men's fashion differs from women's in several ways. One reason is men have a greater need for functional clothing than women. As a result, they own only one suit for everyday use and another for special occasions like weddings or funerals a long time ago. 

Now, it is increasingly popular for men to have two or more formal clothes. Men have also started wearing different styles of pants which are gaining popularity worldwide.

It's common for teens and young adults to wear skinny jeans. They also prefer other styles such as slim-fit chinos, cargo pants, and sweatpants.

Fashion man in slim-fit chino

It is noteworthy that a large number of young men today own a small but varied wardrobe. They improvise or put their clothes or put accessories depending on the occasion they will be for the day.
 
For example, casual sporty attire might be worn during the day, whereas a more formal one during the night. Now, it's not just about streetwear and high fashion anymore, although there is still that element in menswear.
Fashion man wearing sports jacket 

You can see well-dressed young men wearing different styles such as casual suits and even hoodies with blazers and sports jackets.

There are a lot of ideas, trends, and tips you can get on the internet or in magazines when it comes to men's fashion.

Why is Men's Fashion so Boring?

Men's clothing hasn't always been dull and straightforward. There used to be a time when the fashion industry was full of exciting, bold, and colorful styles. Throughout history, men's fashion needs to be more functional than Woman's clothing, meaning it was always function over fashion. Additionally, through traditional gender constructs, men's fashion has been tamed down and dull. However, there are many more reasons:

Social Media

Man in business clothes holding a social media placard

Maybe it's due to social media and mainstream publicity that direct trends and ideas on the global virtual citizens. Trending topics and fads soon went to obscurity together with their clothing fashion.

For men's fashion, the change occurs because there is not much difference between casual wear and formal wear, at least for young adults. As a result, most daily clothes could pass as formal wear.

Around the middle of the last century, men's fashion has revolutionized with new fabrics and styles.  It gave rise to new forms of clothing for young people.

Fashion man wearing full-length coat

Before this time, menswear had primarily consisted of trousers, shirts, ties, and jackets or coats depending on whether it was warm weather or not at the time.

Dress codes slowly started being pushed aside as more casual styles became available today. They have become slightly more formalized, though.

Change of Lifestyle

Group of young men having drinks

Young people all over began moving away from the dated fashion their parents had favored in favor of something that better suited their lifestyle, which mainly was sedentary.

After World War II, casual sports clothes started throughout Europe. These clothes became famous when soldiers wore casual clothing instead of their battle-dress.

The 70s gave rise to the popularity of bell-bottom jeans, clashing colors, and bold patterns. It resulted in men wearing necklaces to match the necklines of their shirts or using ties to accentuate their trousers.

What was once considered formal wear is now being worn daily by most young people who have no sense of style.

Group of young men inside a campus

We accessorized almost everything without looking too out of place well, not for very long anyway!

Once something becomes popularized, it loses its identity quickly before becoming just another faded memory. Then it will go back into fashion after a while.

The decline in the power of fashion as artists celebrated during its time was replaced by pop culture. It started focusing more on status rather than style, making the fashion industry unimaginative.

Young man buying clothes in fashion store

Everyone wants to buy clothes quickly and easily. So, there is no need for them to spend much effort thinking about how they dress. Or even if their clothes match or not.

Most people will choose something at random from what is carried by all the major retailers.

Unfortunately, most people look pretty similar, which makes them monotonous!

Celebrity Fashion Trends

Young men in hoodies with red car

Since before they began obsessing over social media, fashion brands have been looking toward celebrities for inspiration. It means that almost everything you see on an A-Lister these days is going to find its way into your local store. You can see them on racks and shelves in no time at all.

Celebrities already have loyal followers. They represent a perfect market for the fashion industry, both young men and women alike. So, when you look at what they wear, it's only natural that their choices reflect on their fans.

Another reason men's fashion becomes monotonous is that most men tend to follow the trends set by celebrities. It has led us into a very dull and unimaginative state regarding men's fashion.

Fashion man in stylish clothing

A-listers promote stylish clothing in their films and in real life. It means they give off an idea of how we all should be dressing.

But, if everyone looks the same, isn't it just promoting conformity?

Ways to Make Men's Fashion Exciting

There are many ways that men's fashion can be exciting and exciting to follow daily. It all starts with looking at what we wear and how we feel about how we dress.

Make Your Unique Self Comes Out

man with braided hair in bright shirt

If you notice that you are becoming stagnant in your look, perhaps it is time to start dressing differently. So, people begin noticing you again. After all, if somebody sees you, they might want to know you better!

Another great way of adding excitement to what you wear is mixing up styles. Try this idea until something new emerges which will stand out from the crowd.

For example, casual clothes such as polo shirts look fantastic when paired with sports jackets.

Another example, this does mean spending some money on items that you don't wear every day (such as a sports jacket). So,

if you are looking for something new, you might want to spend a little more money on it than usual.

Look Sharp and Trendy

Man wearing trendy attire

Another way to make sure you always look great is by ensuring your clothes fit you well. It means finding a tailor who can help take in or let out clothes as necessary. It's advantageous to hire a tailor so your outfit always looks a part of you.

You don't want baggy clothes or clothes that are too tight as both will make you look sloppy, as if you don't care how you look.

Explore Other Colors and Patterns

Young man in pink shirt and sunglasses

Last but not least, it is essential to experiment with colors and patterns! Just because something isn't considered formal wear doesn't mean you can't wear it for other occasions. After all, who says you can't wear a loud shirt to the office?

As long as you feel confident in what you're wearing, go for it! There's no need to stick to safe colors and styles when you can have a lot of fun with fashion by mixing and matching different items to see what looks best on you.

Men's fashion doesn't have to be dull and unimaginative if we start looking at things a little differently.

Young man in blue shirt and beret hat

Spend a bit more money on clothes that are worth wearing more than once, find a tailor or seamstress who can help with fit, and experiment with different styles and colors.

Apply these tips, and you can make men's fashion more exciting again!

Unique Men's Fashion That Looks Fantastic

Suit separates

A great way to stand out from the crowd is by wearing suit separates, which means wearing a jacket and pants from different suits. It can look very stylish and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Vests

Vests are a great way to add some personality to an outfit and are versatile whether you want to dress up or dress down.

They are perfect for summer weather when you don't want to wear a full jacket or under a suit jacket for a more polished look.

Shirts with patterns

Striped shirt and tie

A great way to add excitement to an outfit is by wearing a shirt with a design. It could be bold and colorful or more subtle, depending on your preference. As long as you feel confident in wearing a patterned shirt, go for it!

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a great way to complete any outfit, and they can also be a great fashion accessory. There are so many different styles of sunglasses available these days that there's sure to be a pair out there that will suit your personality and style.

Bow ties

Man fixing his bow tie

Bow ties are making a comeback, and they can be a great way to add some personality to an outfit.

They come in all shapes and sizes, so there's something out there for everyone. If you're feeling brave, why not try wearing a brightly colored bow tie?

Cufflinks

Cufflinks are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style. There are so many different cufflinks available these days that there's sure to be a pair out there that will suit your personality and style.

Pocket squares

Man's suit pocket square

Pocket squares are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style. There are so many different types of pocket squares available these days that there's sure to be a pair out there that will suit your personality and style.

 Watches

Watches are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style. There are so many different types of watches available these days that there's sure to be a watch out there that will suit your personality and style.

 Belts

Man's belt

Belts are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style.

There are so many different kinds of belts available these days that there's sure to be a belt out there that will suit your personality and style.

 Shoes

Shoes are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style.

There are so many different types of shoes available these days that there's sure to be a shoe out there that will suit your personality and style.

 Hats

Man in jacket and hat

Hats are another great way to add some personality to an outfit, and they can also be a great way to show off your style. There are many different kinds of hats available today that for sure that will suit your personality and style.

Tracksuits

An outfit for regular days or when you don't know what to wear.

Final Thoughts

Young man in skinny jeans and sweater

As you can see, there are many different ways to add personality to an outfit and make men's fashion more exciting. So, don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors and find what works best for you. And most importantly, have fun with it!

The reason why men's fashion is monotonous boring is that people stick to the basics. There are many different ways to add personality to an outfit and stand out from the crowd, so there's no need to stick to the basics all the time.

man in slim-fit chino, jacket, and sunglasses

If you're feeling adventurous, why not try something new? There are many different clothing and accessories available you can choose, something that suits your personality and style.

Men's fashion is back to its popularity because you took a moment to embrace your individuality.

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