What is fashion to you? Can fashion be planned? Yes it can but the most creative and unique fashion trend comes from unique individuals expressing themselves in a unique way possible and taking it to the streets. For most of our life we grew up from experimenting and turning old rags into veils or scarves. That’s where most of our first steps to creating statement fashion pieces arose. Over time people have been bred into thinking that fashion is only for the runway and mainly for the elite. But that is a complete and utter misconception. Fashion arose way before our time, but made or rather was given its first debut straight out from the streets. Fashion is just about expressing yourself. How you feel like an individual, what your thoughts towards life are, are you a grim or chirpy person etc. That’s what the true essence of fashion is all about. Some of the greatest street fashion for men began in UK. There was always a very distinct trademark left in the hearts of UK. Everyone’s street style was and is always just so classy, especially during the winters or autumn giving some Malford of London classy vibes. Have you ever noticed how the men in the UK dress every day of their lives? There’s nothing basic about each look. Let’s say each man belongs on the runway.
Sweaters and Coats
This has got to be one of my all-time favorite pieces to have ever witnessed. It is exciting how men can get away with so much versatility in clothing. Have you ever seen a man on the streets of London? Just WOW! The unique coats ever worn on the streets had a sort of pattern to it. I’ve noticed that men mostly went for denim, plaid, leather, bomber jackets and my all-time favorite, the overcoat.
Take a walk in my SHOES
Honestly tho! Who doesn’t love a good shoe. I have often seen men strutting around in one of the most timeless pair of classy shoes called “the Brogue” which can be worn for almost all occasions; whether to work or even casually. It all depends on your mood. The other trendiest take on men’s shoe fashion is the high ankle boots called “the Suede Chukka”, leather and combat boots, white ankle cut trainers, and loafers.
There are so many new kinds of pant styles cropping up and some that are DIY’d, stressed, pleats, plaids, formals, smart casuals and casuals, jogger pants and yes even tights. Some of the most unique pants ever worn on the streets are the most recent cropped pants which came into the picture in 1984. Most designs today have become uni-sex. It really does depend on the mood you are trying to set.
When putting together an outfit, you can either do it the right way or look just shabby with lack of color or style coordination. It all depends on whether you’re taking a casual walk in the park, going clubbing, hitting the gym, going out on a date or straight to a business meeting. All these outfits can be put together and made whole with the help of the right accessories. Most men stick to basic wristwatches and sunglasses. But there is so much more than can be done to make you stand out of the crowd. Take a look at the young men on the Uk street. They dress not to impress but how they feel and by all means should they continue to do what they’re doing. Most men go for the masculine look by sporting a pair of sunglasses and a slick tie, while there are other social butterflies out there who take the fashion world by storm and sometimes without even knowing it. Let’s jump on the street fashion bandwagon and check out what’s hot and what’s not beside the usual watches and bags.
Men have been wearing all sorts of hats for ages and are still considered to be the hottest trends alive today. It all depends on the weather. The weather in the UK is usually very chilly and on some days rainy. Since winter chills are in the air we’ve seen all sorts of headgear on the streets to keep warm. But who said it has to be basic and according to the weather. I can’t stress enough on how exciting and fashionable the men on London streets are. They say you’re never fully dressed without a smile but I say let’s throw in a hat. There are as many varieties of hats as there are women’s dresses; from beanies, to fedoras, baseball hats, a Trilby made from tweed or straw which is worn during spring and winter, the Panama hat giving every breed of man a chic and beachy vibe, a more casual snapback, and the 19th century favorite the newsboy hat.
Neckties and Scarves
A tie on a man gives him the look of a conqueror. Ties came about for main work wear, but as time went by newer and edgier trends cropped up on the streets. Before getting into that, what’s more evident is the size of ties over the years. We have gone from the early 20’s wide silk ties which had the craziest designs and patterns ever to the latest slick and chic thin sober colored tie. If you think it stops right here you’re wrong. As seen today most men have brought back the tie fashion with force and have been extremely creative and bold about it. As seen on the streets of the United Kingdom as well as many other places in the world ties have ranged from bow ties, the ascot tie, the Bola tie also known as the shoelace tie which also brought on inspiration for women’s chokers, the string tie. It doesn’t stop here. Ties have also been replaced by the classy woolen scarves that go with almost every outfit whether formal or informal.
The United Kingdom is flooded with some of the biggest fashionistas who just go with the flow and not with what’s trending on the runway. It’s just the opposite. Runways and big fashion industries take inspiration from the heart of the streets. That’s where all the good stuff lies.