after hearing several American pop songs glorifying the ”t-shirt and jeans” look i started wondering. why did this ”american casual” fashion trend take off? why did the world embrace it? is denim really that good?
the way i see it is, when you're a baby, infant, toddler, child, etc. it's common to wear casual stuff for convenience. when you're elderly, same thing. so, in between those stages why not wear something, anything besides casual?
I live in America and I have wondered this too. Also if the casual fashion is as extreme in other 1st world countries as in the U.S. I know in the 50's people dressed very well even to the grocery store and at school, very casual places nowadays. Somewhere between then and now something changed. My guess would be a combination of the sexual revolution and the faster pace of life with modern technology.
Casual is certainly nothing new. It's popular because it's comfortable and easy. I've been wearing jeans and t-shirts for the last 40 years or more. Or shorts and t-shirts in the summer. Jeans are the only kind of pants I own. If I can't wear jeans or shorts someplace, then I don't want to go to.
I think the whole fashion thing is silly. But I guess if people like it that's fine with me. It's just totally not my thing though.
Clothes serve two purposes: to keep me warm in the winter, and keep me from being arrested for public nudity in the summer.
Some people are more comfortable dressed up than they are dressed down, and vice versa. Dressing up is fine, unless you're making up for something. Some people dress extravagantly to "express" themselves, aka to make themselves seem more interesting than they actually are.
The jeans I have served me well until I either outgrew them or lost them. other pants I've purchased look nice but just haven't lasted as long, they mysteriously become ripped, tears appear quickly, they even seem to get dirty easier. I only buy fancy slacks now for job interviews and if the place I work at is fortunate enough to have a casual dress code they never come out again.
As for t-shirts, I sweat a lot even with no physical exertion, but t-shirts always keep me cool, and if you're into fashion stuff they come in any color or design you can imagine :)
I'm not sure what you mean by "embrace." People do wear jeans and t shirts quite a bit, but mostly for convenience and comfort. But they're not really considered fashionable. Lots of accessories and multilayered outfits are the mark of a well dressed girl.
people like convenience and jeans go well with a lot of things. i often wear mine with a dressy top and heels. in reality i like skirts more but then i got tired of people asking if i was going out on a date :p
comfortable, durable, inexpensive What is there not to love about that?
I wear "whatever" because I choose to care about more important things in this lifetime.. ...Like the children/people in this country and other third world countries who don't have simple things like jeans and t-shirts... or food and water for that matter. It's really not that serious, but wear whatever you want but don't judge people because they dress casually? Fashion is beautiful and I'm not against it, but my goal is not to be fashionable.. My goal/mission is to help others... that is why I throw on "whatever" is available to me.
i almost always wear swim trunks, t-shirts and flip flops/deck shoes...theres no need for much more. i work on boats, spend almost all my spare time either at the beach or on the water and the only dressy things i really own are a few sun dresses :P