I've never been one to put any attention to fashion or style, I think because I never found anything remotely appealing about traditional menswear. For formal occasions, we wear almost nothing but the traditional suit/tuxedo, which are almost identical besides subtle changes in fabric or cut. Then we wear t-shirts, button-down shirts, or sweaters, and pants. As a guy, if you want anything that doesn't fit that mold, you're pretty much fucked, and that sucks. Women have a vast array of styles to choose from to fit their every desire or mood, and men get... nothing. Men's fashion advice is traditionally just telling us what exact flavor of really boring, cookie-cutter traditional design we should be wearing.
Well, I think that's stupid. I want to break that mold. There are tons of examples of AMAZING men's fashion in film and art, but it's difficult to find those styles in quality materials and construction. And the real trick is to find cool and interesting styles that make you stand out without making you look ridiculous or being woefully impractical/uncomfortable.
My personal favorite article of clothing is the long coat. Tailored, not the police-detective-style trenchcoat. These are everywhere in film, particularly sci-fi, but hard to find in reality. Most of the ones you can buy are the aforementioned police-detective look, or gothy-looking "I just did E at the rave", which is not me.
So I think for my personal style, I'm leaning toward something vaguely neo-victorian, or with a hint of cyberpunk. I like asymmetry. Etsy has a couple things like this www.etsy.com/.../black-high-collar-breasted-wool-trench and this www.etsy.com/.../mens-sweater-fashion-mens-turtleneck that I really like.
I guess I'm curious who else has felt this way about menswear, what you did about it, and what you'd recommend to break the mold.
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THIS is always interesting and hot:
A horse, a kilt and some muddy boots.2