Girl in the Black Beret

Men’s Fashion, Meet the 1950s.

Posted in Uncategorized by la vie de emie on December 17, 2009

New York Times Thursday Styles article titled “Dressing For Success, Again” by David Colman says that men in their 20s and 30s have and will continue to wear more stylish get ups.  The author suggests the new found rebellion of baby boomer parents’ “lax” style is a repercussion of the hit series “Mad Men.”  The wardrobe resembles a Kennedy- era New York, and slightly mimics a manly version of “Sex in the City.”  The gap of generational style is between men of the hippie movement, who are now in their late 40s and 50s and the younger 20s to 30s population.  Rather than crediting a European influence, one might notice the fashion is more an old school minutiae of dressing well from pre-Vietnam. Companies such as Brooks Brothers and J.Crew, who have struggled in the last two decades of casual wear dominance, must be quite pleased at the young male population’s acceptance of 1950s runway revival.  I suppose that men have come to the realization that acquiring individuality in a pair of sweats is a rather difficult task. However, you put on a pin stripe suit and hello, personality.