Mens Fashion in the 1920s
Men’s fashion today are to a great extend influenced by mens fashion in the 1920s. Many of you out there might be surprised to know that men’s fashion of that era was almost similar to the men’s business attire today.
The 1920s was a period when mens fashion style made a change in its look; in fact it was era which brought about some revolutionary changes in the history of mens fashion. They were lighter, brighter and far less formal and cumbersome than ever before. Basically the men’s wear during 1920s emphasized youthfulness and relaxation.
Both the men’s as well as women’s fashion underwent a revolutionary change in the 1920s. Prior to 1920s most men had worn formal three piece suits. But mens fashion in the 1920s were much more casual in style such as cheerio and jazzy fashions became more acceptable and popular.
In general, the winter suits were dark grey, blue or brown where as the colours during the summer season were white, ivory, pastels and occasionally pink.
Men’s attire during the day use to be a nice suit, tie, hat, and shoes whereas for the special occasions men clothing were much more formal with tailcoats, long jackets and sometimes also tuxedos accompanied with hat.
In fact the suits were also transformed into a much simpler design with just slim, unpadded jackets over the trousers. The suit jackets were fitted to the waist in either a single or double breasted fashion. Even though men still wore suits on a regular basis but long jackets were now only used for more formal occasions.
The shirt collars were "club" style which means that they had rounded edges instead of pointed.
The bow ties became more common then neck ties during this time. The fashionable men never left the house without a handkerchief tucked neatly into their jacket pocket.
The trousers were designed straight and narrow legged, and were worn relatively short. Pants were held high on the waist with pleats at the top. In fact it was okay for the socks to show and the cuffs started making appearance at the bottom of the pant legs.
Not only that, even the fabrics and colors utilized for it was lighter and brighter in comparison to the previous years. It is basically considered as a reflection of the brightness of the music, theatre and good times. Even men's 1920s hairstyles also changed and the short back and sides became a trend.
Two-toned white and tan or white and black shoes become popular for casual wear.
Even the lace-up styled shoe also becomes more and more popular among men during this period.
In the 1920s the sportswear became very trendy among the men as well as women. In fact mens fashion in the 1920s was also influenced to some extent by the sports stars such as Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen who are well known golfers.
The knickers were popular casual wear for men; these baggy, comfortable short pants were paired with loose, comfortable sweaters. This new and cool casual look gave men a lot more freedom!
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