Revel in past glory

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14 Jan 2018
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Fellas, give in to your inner nostalgia and walk down memory lane this fall. For a sense of sheer longing of the past cloaks the menswear dominion and has us all reminiscing about the style of the yester years, particularly of the ‘70s—as the fashion of the bygone era sees its biggest revival here and now

The Camel Coat

We’ve said it once. We’ve said it twice. Hell, we’ll say it again. There’s nothing quite as classic and timeless in fashion as the quintessential camel coat. It offers you the double advantage of being able to dress to evoke the past while keeping abreast with contemporary, modern-day aesthetics.  

The Cool Collar

One of the defining traits of ’70s fashion was the exaggerated shirt collar. These came in varying styles, like the superwide king collar, the long, tapered Barrymore collar and the more whimsical butterfly collar. Worn over the lapels of a suit jacket, the collar became the primary focus of an outfit, conferring a sense of effortless sophistication.

The High Neck

It’s no surprise that the turtleneck was a major hit back in the ’70s. These days, men tend to be wary of them. However, they should be considered an essential wardrobe piece for the effortless elegance they bring to a look. While they are generally better suited to slim or tall men, the modern mock turtleneck does away with much of the excess fabric that the classic turtleneck uses, thereby helping to lengthen the neck. And when paired with a tailored blazer, the entire look gets elevated.

The Retro Knit

Finally, nothing brings old school back like some vintage-inspired knitwear. And when choosing motifs, it’s best to refer to mid-century or even Bauhaus graphics.  So when worn with or without a suit (the choice is yours), a retro graphic knitwear will look classically cool, but still modern and contemporary at the same time.