Fashion has certainly come a long way over the centuries. We don’t see too many men wearing 4 inch platform shoes from the 70’s or tie-dyed shorts and windbreaker jackets from the 80’s. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be back in our wardrobes in the future.
We’re all familiar with the phrase “what goes around, comes around” and that is certainly true when it comes to our fashion trends. It seems that our once very popular items of clothing, which have been unseen for years, are now making a strong comeback into our high street stores.
Take a look at some of the old school fashion trends that seem to be reappearing:
This summer we have seen a sea of tweed jackets making reappearance. In the 19th century, tweed was a very popular British garment for outdoor wear and was used by men when hunting or fishing at their estate. However, in the early 20th century, tweed also became popular with the Victorian middle class for leisure activities such as golf and motoring. Although for many years tweed was only worn by a few and was renowned for being a fashion staple at the horse races, this spring/summer season, tweed has made a comeback to the masses, with it adding a vintage look and a touch of sophistication to any outfit.
Are you loving brogues this summer? They are sleek, smart and casual as well as very stylish. However, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen them on our fashion list. Brogues were initially used in the early 20th century by men as an outdoor walking shoe. However, in recent years, they have become popular as both a smart and casual shoe and are definitely a key staple for your wardrobe this summer. Not only can they be worn with business dress, but they are now also popular for casual occasions, perfect for if you’re going for drinks, or a summer BBQ.
Although our fashion has changed significantly since the Victorian times, with top hats and tailcoats, this time in history has still had an impact on our fashion trends today. Not only do we have men’s suits, which are worn for special occasions and as business wear, but there has recently been a shift towards a smart influence on men’s casual wear. This has led to a change in our suit styles and slim fit suits are now a popular choice for the trend-lead customer. Men’s shirts have also changed, with a move away from just traditional dress shirts, with crisp white shirts and casual shirts becoming hugely popular on our high streets.
Not only have we seen specific items of clothing make a return, but also the materials and patterns that are used.
Paisley was once a very popular material in the 18th and 19th century and especially so during the Summer of Love in 1967, brought about by The Beatles. However, since then, it’s been packed away from our wardrobes and unseen, until now. If you go to your local high street, or search online, you will see paisley designs everywhere, from shirts, ties, pocket squares, boxer shorts and much more.
What fashion trend would you like to see make a comeback? Let us know in the comments box below, or take a look at our full T.M.Lewin collection here to see the trends making a comeback for yourself.
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