By Adaugo Kenechukwu
Fashion trends change constantly; in fact, some people do not repeat fashion trends or follow one for more than a month. There are a lot of fashion trends that were seen as top brands in the 80s that people of these days would never want to be caught wearing. However, just as old wines are the best wines, so also are some timeless fashion items and styles. These styles still exist amongst the “hip youth” and are seen as part of pop culture in recent times.
This list consists of items that basically every man has at least three to four items of; they are items that were in vogue decades ago, but because of their easy fit and designs they remain trendy till date.
Most times when we dress up, our fathers and uncles make statements talking about how they wore those during their days but that doesn’t make the item less trendy. Truth is: the simpler a fashion design is, the easier it is for it to stay trending over time. Simple colors and designs hardly go out of style, and over the time they only experience minor changes unlike some fashion items that are mere fads (big trends that last for just a short time). Examples are the classic items shown on this list:
Suits have been in existence for a very long time and over the years they remain classic and are worn by almost every one. They are formal, stylish and can be worn for corporate outings. Suits come in different styles; we have tuxedos, and different patterns suits. There are no arguments that every woman should have at least a one or two of these.
Denim is a fashion trend that has been around for decades and it is one fashion piece that will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Denim is jean-like material - mostly blue or black. It has been around for a long time and is still very fashionable until date; it is casual wear that when matched properly can be worn to any occasion. Over the years, designers have redefined denim styles bringing out new concepts to fit the modern fashion status.
The emphasis on the importance of a white shirt or white t-shirt cannot be overstretched. It has probably been in existence long before most fashion items. White tees and shirts are safe; not too loud, can be worn to any kind of occasion and styled in different ways. White shirts are classic and they add variations to your outfit; they will literally never go out of fashion. They can be paired with all kinds of colors and looks, whether corporate, casual or indoor wear.
I don’t think there’s need for a reminder about how long jerseys have been around, or how relevant and trendy they have remained over the years. Jerseys are worn for different reasons. For sports lovers all over the world, they are worn to show support for their favorite teams or just because they look really good on people. Jerseys are perfect casual simple wear, they match any kind of foot wear, and are very comfortable.
Ray-Ban is a fashion accessory that you can never go wrong with. Ray-Bans and nerd glasses are on this list because, as modern as they seem to be, they’ve been in existence for a very long time, and seem like they are here to stay for an even longer time. Ray-Bans can be worn to any occasion, and even when it is not so sunny because people do not mind holding their original Ray-Ban glasses in an original case. In this modern age, every sunshades lover must own a pair of dark Ray-Ban transparent shades.
Baseball hats were originally worn by athletes and they were first worn in 1860 by a baseball team called Brooklyn Excelsior’s. That’s how long these hats have been around for and they are still in vogue till date. They are normally used to advertise cities, logos, brands or sports teams. Imagine a product that old, still very trendy and now is been used by corporate and social bodies to advertise and for other functions. Baseball hats are used to represent a city, sports team or company and they are still must-haves till today.
Loafers were worn far back in the day mostly by royalties as indoor shoes. Now they are worn as slip-on shoes/stay home, or for casual outings. Loafers vary according to personal style and preference. They make for great casual as well as formal footwear. With all these features from these easy-to-use stylish shoes, there’s no reason for them to ever go out of style.
All-StarsChuck Taylors Converse All-Star sneakers are unarguably one of the longest riders in the fashion scene. This brand is so special and deserves an award in the shoe Hall of Fame, not just because it has stayed relevant and trendy up till now, but because it has preserves its original style and design for a long time. The first design of the All-star is still the most preferred by most people. The shoes are easy fitting, comfortable and can be worn with every casual look. From chinos, jeans to pant trousers, Converse All-star remains a fashion item you can always count on.
These fashion items have become part of society’s culture; they are items we saw with our older generations while growing up, got them when we got of age and our kids will still wear them. Any fashion forward person should have at least three of the above listed items. So when next you’re shopping and you’re looking for something that will always remain fashionable, select any of these items and be sure they’ll never fail you.
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By Lizbeth Kariuki
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