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Men’s Fashion History – The Origin of the Top Hat

Posted on February 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Humans have covered their heads since the start of time. Initially the head wear was introduced as a protection product but then a whole generation of head wear came into being with top hats being the most favourite among people. The top hat, more commonly known by the nickname “topper” is a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat. Starting from a mere head covering, this hat was worn mostly for ceremonial or religious occasions in the beginning but it ended up as a fashion accessory all around the world.

The origin of this hat dates back to the 17th century. It is difficult to exactly tell who invented these hats but generally the first silk top hat in England is credited to George Dunnage, a hatter from Middlesex, in 1793. John Hetherington was actually the person to invent this remarkable head wear. When he wore the hat in public for the first time, rumours have it that women fainted and children screamed, even the dogs got scared which caused an absolute uproar in the elite class and ultimately led to the arrest of this daddy of these hat. The charges filed included “intimidating people with a tall structure having a shining lustre.”

After this incident the game flipped, within the next twenty years almost all the social classes including the working class started wearing them and it was the 19th century when they started to get considered as being the symbol of urban respectability. Hat manufacturers in England made a good amount of money from these hats. These hats gained massive importance in politics and international diplomacy. They made so much of a statement that the word “Gentleman” got directly related to these hats.

This famous hat was not meant to be worn in a simple way. Style and fashion trends were introduced regarding the decision of how they should be worn. It is not known who set the standard but the fashion was to wear it tilted at 10 degrees, in any direction. This act shows that people had fashion and style sense even at that time.

In the 1950s, men wore these hats for business, pleasure and formal occasions, but later in the 1960s this trend started getting too old and classy, only the old men were seen wearing them. Soon the naked head became the new fashion. So, now the trend has become limited to people of a particular age. It’s really remarkable to see how fashion trends change over time.

A Skinny Black Tie – Its Fashion History and Place in the Modern Fashion World

Posted on February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Some of the fashion trends are so popular and classic that they remain in fashion forever. These fashion trends, for instance include black satin dress and black leather bags for women, while for men they may include accessories such as ties and black belts. One most important fashion trend which has been immensely popular from 50’s through to the 80’s and has made a comeback now in recent years in that of a skinny black tie. This tie has made a comeback with Hollywood stars preferring to wear them at award functions, and as these stars are looked up for fashion and style, many fashionable men around have started following them for this trend.

In the era of 20’s, these ties varied in width from 1 to 3 inches. During this time, both pointed and square end ties were popular. Most people during that era referred to the ties ranging from 1 to 1 1/2 inches as string ties.

During the 50’s that is after the cold war and the Korean War men’s fashion became conservative with tapered pants and smaller lapels. To match these, slimmer ties came into fashion. Ties in black and other dark colors were most preferred by men during this time.

During the age of rock music, teenagers and young boys looked up for fashion to stars like Elvis Presley. Elvis wore skinny ties, so once again the trend reached to its peak. College students and young boys started wearing as skinny ties as just 1 inch in width. Again in the 80’s skinny neckties became popular especially due to the musicians and songsters, who would prefer wearing them.

Today, skinny neckties have stepped into fashion again and so there are many Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and others, who are seen wearing them to award shows and for TV interviews. No matter what, but there is always something special about these skinny neckties which make the men look more classic and decent. Nowadays about 3 inches wide skinny ties are enough while I personally think that you should go for the width according to your stature.

The Big Transformation in the Fashion History

Posted on February 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

The evolution of fashion history began 19th century that includes Empire, Victorian and Regency styles. It was then followed the styles of Duchess of Windsor, Vionnet, Great Gatsby and flappers in the 1920s to 1930s. The latest trends in this era are dropped waistlines, raised hemlines and bobbed hair. The famous fashion designer, Christian Dior, gave a new look in clothing in 1940s to 1950s and the rock and roll styles began to emerged in this period.

Television also influenced several people on how they dressed in years ’40s and ’50s. The men’s fashion in this year was single-breasted jackets with three buttons, casual T-shirts like Hawaiian and fall-cut suits. These are some of the innovations made in terms of men’s clothing. The women’s fashion in the 1940s was jackets, shorter skirts and long-wearing styles.

On the other hand, the fashion history of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s focused more on Mod styles, leg warmers and bellbottoms. From 1990s up to present, the revolution of the latest trends and styles continue to change as there are many fashion designers that creates a lot of styles and new designs in terms of men and women clothing, shoes, bags and accessories.

Since fashion is very important even in the history, it also helps you to present a good impression with others. Remember that personal style is the best way to express your own self. The way you carry yourself will reflect on what you opt to when it comes to fashion. You need to have a good appearance.

If you want to emphasize your body by the way you dress, you also need to know that wearing too tight clothes are not as good as you think because it can give others a bad impression towards you. You will also not be comfortable with this kind of outfit. Aside from wearing fashionable clothes, you also need to comb your hair to look neat and do not wear too much make-up in a broad day.

Furthermore, your style and fashion will let others know if you are serious or not. That is why it is important that you know what to wear in every occasion you are attending particularly if you are looking for a job. Always make sure that you look best in every clothes you wear because it also signifies your personality.