I usually borrow a shirt to wear from my Dad or my brother (well in my brother’s case I usually steal it). Why? because they’re loose, comfortable and slouchy, and usually comes with the cooler tones I prefer. After all these years of keeping track of what’s happening next, I still am adamant about my original statement : Menswear color palette is always much more elegant than what we wear. Forget what’s on the runway, just notice the people walking by on the streets on your daily commute, you’ll find men wearing much more subtle colors and prints than women do (not that women wearing any loud colors is a crime but just pointing out the obvious). If you look close enough men’s fashion, it hasn't changed as much as ours have. And also from an area of expertise from all these years working at Sailor, I can say that even though women are considered to be the frequent shoppers, men are the reliable ones you can expect to comeback to yours stores. I know what your next question is: Why are you being a sexist against your own gender Aydha? LOL I am not being a sexist, just stating out an observation. But hey, I have the right change my mind in the future but I don’t think it will happen anytime soon.
Over the years with the invention of “boyfriend” jeans and “tom gurl” looks as stated by J Crew, designers have embraced and adapted the silhouette of how a woman looks in a men’s shirt, blazer and pretty much all the essentials you would find in a guy’s wardrobe ( minus the boxers probably but then again you never know what they’ll do next).
So what is the future of fashion now? Is it that women will slowly adapt to wearing more menswear inspired clothing or just directly wear menswear? Well you can already see that happening in the west but I am not sure how it will implemented in our territories soon but it is happening folks out there.
As an initiative for the future, I have taken a step to see how I would look like in an actual man’s clothing. Well I am doing it for years with shirts but I wanted to try it with a blazer this time.
There are two ways seeing this, either it can be an ground breaking self-realization and I might start wearing menswear once and for all or I might hate it and stick to I wear. But for now, let’s just say I like keeping my hands running through both sections at the mall. Thank you Dad for letting me borrow your blazer.
Would you want to/ do you wear menswear sometimes?
Photos taken by Laisul Hoque
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