It’s the typical story—American fashion usually follows behind Europe and Asian, and in the world of men’s fashion, that seems to be happening again. According to a recently issued report by Bloomberg News, American men are finally catching up to the fashion trends in Europe and Asia when it comes to the style of shirt they are wearing. Up until the shift, American men have been perfectly content to wear baggy dress shirts in monotone colors with no real style distinction. And during this time, forward thinking men in Europe and Asia have preferred a more slim fit style that feature contrasting collars and cuffs. But finally, it appears that American men are catching up with the trend. Bloomberg News recently brought home that fact when it reported that 60 percent of all men’s dress shirts sold at Nordstrom are trim fit. And some men are going beyond the trends because a full 10 percent of those sales are extra trim shirts. Contrast that to only five years ago, when a mere 40 percent of men’s dress shirts sold were sim fit. That’s up 20 percent in a scant five years.
The 60′s Reborn
The trend is said to have started as a kickback to the 60s, when the skinny look was in for men as they wore shirts that fit more snugly to the body. That seems to make sense as women’s fashion is currently also emulating women’s 60s fashion as can be seen in the new hippie and bohemian styles that are so popular. In addition, Cotton Timberlake with Bloomberg said that he believes women who see the European and Asian trends online can be credited for having their men switch to the simmer fit dress shirts. The popularity of the style can be seen by watching celebrities. Super stars like George Clooney, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Justin Timberlake all have taken to the new style, and when the average man sees them wear the new slimmer shirts, they quickly adopt the new shirts into their own wardrobe.
Michael and David Saw the Trend Coming
The new style, which is a more polished and tailored look that the old baggier style, is seen more and more on runways and in real life as American men are wearing them to work and play. At Michael and David men’s shirts, we were one of the first design houses to clearly see the new style on the horizon. We realized years ago that the baggy look was on its way out, and introduced a slim fit men’s shirt line that was quickly noticed by singers, stars and average men alike. For instance, the papers are filled with photographs of Sergio Goyri, Tito El Bambino, Javier Rosas, Aaron Barrios, Espinoza Paz and El Komander sporting our Michael and David’s men shirts. In addition to the slim fit style that is so in demand, our shirts are also known for the contrasting collars and cuffs, and the high quality Turkish cotton we use that gives our shirts that soft, subtle feel.
Our Shirts are on Sale!
If you want to incorporate the sleeker new style into your own wardrobe, but have held back because of the hefty price tag that comes with such a quality shirt, we have great news! You can find our men’s fashion shirts drastically discounted on Amazon Prime right now. The shirts normally retail for $165 each, and our low price averages at $109. But for a very limited time, you can find assorted selections of Michael and David men’s shirts for only $69. It’s a great time to update your wardrobe without having to pay full retail. But keep in mind, that these prices will only last until the shirts are gone, so if you ‘re ready to update your wardrobe and finally get rid of those baggy out of style shirts, now is the time to act.
It’s never been a better time to be an American man who cares about fashion. The new trim fit styles and the trendsetting contrast collars and cuffs of today’s dress shirts are truly giving men a real choice when it comes to their wardrobes. They no longer have to be slaves to the sloppy American look of men’s fashion, and can now finally step into the more polished and sleek style that the rest of the world is heading towards. Don’t get left behind—stop by our Amazon Prime page now and pick up some of the new style shirts before they are all gone!