Gone are the days when you used to see uncomfortable and boring solid clothes in the men’s clothing section of every clothing brand, unlike the women’s clothing section. In the past few years, the fashion industry has gone through many changes and the biggest contributor to these changes was the pandemic. The change in everyone’s lifestyle included staying at home for the maximum time, working from home, long hours of zoom meetings, etc. These major changes led to an increase in demand for the comfiest clothes for men. Also, this time duration gave men a chance to ditch the basic solid-colored clothes and try different new colors and even prints. Unlike the old collection, now floral prints are also in trend whether it is Shirts for Men or t-shirts in full and half sleeves. These changing trends gave more room to designers to experiment with more colors and prints that also includes color-blocked pattern. Now men confidently experiment with the trendy bright as well as pastel colors rather than sticking to the old black, and white.
Also, now the fashion industry has started focusing on providing maximum comfort in every existing and new design rather than slim fit formals. This applies to both top wear and bottom wear. The street-style oversized t-shirts have become a hit in no time as these look very trendy, provide maximum comfort to the wearer, and are very versatile. These are a great option for everyone who likes to wear casuals that can be styled in multiple ways. These can be worn as a single layer or just by adding a shirt or jacket over it the overall look can be instantly made more put-together.
With the increasing discussion of sustainability and the negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment, it has come up with the concept of sustainable fashion. Now more brands try using high-quality fabric that gives the consumers an option to buy less and buy better. Designers have come up with upcycled textiles. This awareness has also convinced many consumers to buy vintage and make sure their clothes have a second use too. Now instead of making distinct fashion wears for men and women, the fashion industry is trying to introduce more and more unisex clothes. This newly launched trend is being loved by youngsters as it gives more and varied options to both men and women. Unisex clothes include trendy, oversized shirts, and t-shirts with a regular fitting or loose fitting style. These clothes give a chance to try more and more patterns and colors to both men and women of all ages. This is being accepted
Apart from clothing, the trends for mandatory accessories like footwear have also changed to a notable extent. Earlier the usual formal wears were in trend but now mojaris or juttis are also being accepted as a part of formal wear shoes. This is only because of experimentation and the tendency of new generation men to accept the changes. Other than juttis, crocs, floaters, and sneakers are also in trend. In the footwear range too, comfort has become the most preferred factor. The designers have introduced a great color range in all kinds of footwear and most of them are loved by customers.
Earlier only highly-priced clothes were considered good quality apparel but with the increased competition inside the fashion industry and increased awareness among customers nay many online brands provide premium quality clothing and accessory range at a very affordable price range. Now customers are provided with everything they need at their doorstep and that too with almost no effort. The trend of online stores has taken to the demand and supply to another level. But this has not negatively affected the offline market but the competition has surely increased.
The winter wear category has also become more and more focused on comfort, durability, trendy looks, and versatility. Jackets for Men have seen a major upgradation in terms of the introduction of more colors, size options, and patterns. People mostly prefer warm but lightweight jackets that look good with maximum bottom wear as well as top wear.
All these changing trends in the fashion industry are partly a result of changing needs of customers with time and are partly the result of the customer’s love towards trying and accepting the latest fashions. If we see the overall changes in the fashion industry then we can conclude a lot has changed and a lot is yet to change in the coming years.