The ever funny Simon Doonan once accurately depicted the 3 categories most women fall into when fashion comes in play:
Ever since reading this years ago I have been waiting for a follow up Menswear version. Finally courtesy of Slate. The time has arrived!
Here is my breakdown of the 4 archetypal male tribes:
The Perverse Prepster
"Every generation seems to throw up a black-clad outsider cult: rockers, bikers, and punks. And now we have ours."
My current fave look at the moment. Quite diverse: It can easily be athleisure as it can be Kanye meets dystopian future as it can be Japanese avant-garde.
The Dedicated Follower of Satin
"Shaved head? CrossFit body? Wall-to-wall tattoos? Dirty, slouchy denims?"
Rough, manly man, mid-life crisis driven. "Heritage" driven denim, "Authentic" pre-worn leather jackets... keywords this man goes the worker look but is all facade. The wearer is both the man who wants a motorcycle to a man-bun raw organic vegan beehive trader. Looks dirty but is scared of dirt.
Naturally the majority of men fall into this category.
In general men DGAF.
Despite working in fashion and talking every fucking day about changing the way men dress. How the younger man cares much more about being fashionable (which is true), the opposite is also just as true.
They want to be comfy. The want navy/black/grey. They want cargo's.
They wear socks and sandals... not ironically. The mix prints and patterns... not ironically. They wear full on denim... not ironically.