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Hip Hop Fashion and Style

Even though men’s fashion is more understated than women’s fashion, it is still very important. You may not hear about it as much, or see as many ads with men as the fashion models, but fashion IS a man’s world too, especially in the realm of hip hop.

Men’s clothing has changed over the years, but there are a few staples that have not really changed. The b-boys know what they are. Baseball caps, under tees, t-shirts, loose fitting jeans and white sneakers seem as if they will never go out of style.

Of course, as with anything (especially fashions) even the most classic things get updated. New color schemes and textures come into play. Right now you see a lot of bright, almost neon colors, whereas in the early 90’s it was blacks, reds, and greens, and other muted primary color, a tribute to the colors of Africa. In the 80’s, the beginning of hip hop, it was black and leather.

Baseball caps are not just a hip hopstyle, but an American classic that will never go away. The only thing that has changed is the fact that an actual baseball team need not be advertised on the hat. They can be plain, make a political statement, or have a brand or band logo on them. They are in fact a major money maker for many hip trend clothing labels.

Plain white undershirts are worn by many more people than people in the hip hop world as well, but rock bands made it popular to wear them alone. Many a woman will tell you that it looks very sexy to see a man in nothing more than a clean white under tank, or “wife-beater”, jeans, and white sneakers on.

The t-shirt is another American classic that has been commandeered by the hip hop world. Many people think of tees as strictly casual, but the world of fashion knows how to dress them up. Matching your t-shirt to your hat and shoes is, and has been for some time, quite popular in hip hop. Tees come in varieties never thought possible and aren’t just casual any longer. Every major clothing brand has a plethora of tee shirts available to choose from.

While loose fitting pants are still “in”, they should not be as loose as they have been worn in the past. In the 1990’s, it was not uncommon to see a man walking down the streets with his pants so low that most of his boxer shorts were showing. Now, to wear your pants that way is generally considered tacky, and isn’t seen much anymore. It is, however, acceptable and stylish for the top band of boxers to be seen above the tops of pants.

The most common type of footwear in this trend is white sneakers. Nothing can beat them; they go with everything, and are best if kept spotlessly clean. Some famous artists have been known to walk very gingerly in their shoes so as to keep them clean and not crease them in any way. The sneakers do not need to be white, though. Sneakers today come in every available color scheme, and are carefully matched by the fashionable man to his hat, shirt, or both.

Men’s fashion may have fewer choices than women’s and not be as stressed in our society, but it is far from obsolete. It is just not as public. Hip hop clothing is no different. It is a spectrum. The men of hip hop can make looking put together an art, without it being girlish at all, using the above staple items. Yet, even the most low maintenance man already owns gear considered by many to be “hip hop”.

Fashion Items Every Man Needs in His Closet

It’s pretty difficult for men not to look good during the cool fall season. A simple white collar showing out from underneath a nice, neutral toned sweater looks clean, polished and professional. Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean the only clothes you need are last year’s warm winter coats and snow boots. It’s just the opposite. New styles and trends on classic fall season basics will almost guarantee you will be dressed to the nines.

It’s easy to see why fall fashion collections are so highly favored by fashion experts. The clothes are rich in color and texture, cool enough for a mild fall afternoon and warm enough for a chilly autumn night. All of the colors are normally neutral, making it easy to mix and match with different styles and colors of your closet. Here are just a few of the hottest fall items you should have in your closet:

  • Pinstriped Pants – This classic look is perfect for formal occasions or times when casual will do such as work. It’s the detailing of pinstriped pants that livens up an otherwise ordinary wardrobe. The best part about pinstripe pants is no matter what type of shirt you wear, they all match. For example, navy goes with gray pinstripes, gray with brown pinstripes, or black with any color of pinstripe. They all look great.
  • Striped Shirts – As I walking through the mall the other night I noticed something. It seems like nearly every major fashion designer has some sort striped shirt or another. This means that they are the new hot trend for this season and why you need to get one. Striped shirts can be worn with jeans, with a suit and under a sweater. The fall fashion season is about layering with using bold and thick stripes to thin ones.
  • Sports Jacket – A nice sports jacket is definitely one the hottest items on the racks this season and one look at the styles available show why. There are jackets with patch pockets and elbow patches, ones with big lapels and double-sided vents, and they are show how the retro look is making a come back. Choose a nice wool or wool and cashmere combination with three or two buttons when shopping around for a new jacket. Try to stay away from bold colors and stick with neutral tones easily worn with jeans or dressier pants.
  • Flat-Front Twill Pants – Next time you go shopping, you need to buy yourself a pair of twill flat-front pants, trust me. They look great and go with just about anything and everything. One more plus about these pants is that they are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. What makes this twill pants so great is they look good for a night out on the town or for a busy day of meetings at the office.
  • Jeans – Over the last few years, jeans haven become more and more of a staple of the fashionable man’s wardrobe. In terms of color, jeans are available in everything from dark to light washes, but of all them the washed-out, worn-in look is the one that looks the best. They come in so many different styles that there really isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t own a pair that shows off your best assets. The best part about a really good pair of jeans is they can be worn with anything from dress shirts, button-downs, or t-shirts.

Men’s Fashion Guides

“Fashion” is a very popular word in this day and age. All the people desire for fashion accessories and fashion clothes. It is very easy for us to understand women’s fashion. However, when it comes to men’s fashion, it is really difficult for us to understand. Men’s fashion is a complex concept and it is very difficult to predict men’s fashion trend. As far as I am concerned, shoes are the key to show one’s fashion statement, if you can start by your shoes and then insist on your dressing style, you are no doubt a fashion man. Shoes have been neglected for a very long time in men’s fashion world. However, you have to take shoes into consideration if you want to be looked well.

Leather Shoes
If you always wear a suit, a tie, and a shirt with sleeves, of course you will choose leather shoes to match with them. However, I have met many men who always wear black shoes with all their clothes, regardless of the color of their suits. In this case, I hope you can adjust the color of your shoes.

You can try on brown shoes instead. Brown shoes can really go very well with your outfits other than black no matter you are going to weddings or job interviews. For example, if you wear grey, black, navy or khaki, it is very safe and fashion for you to wear a pair of brown shoes. At the same time, you should remember to avoid wearing square-toed leather shoe. The square-toed leather shoe was really in fashion in the old days.

However, you should not consider it in modern times. It will make you look bulky except you are a big bloke nowadays. If you are a thin man, you should choose medallion shoes for such shoes can make you look comfortable. If you are a small man, you can try pointy-toed or wingtip leather shoe. It can really change your image. If you have to take part in many formal occasions, wingtip leather shoes are you best choice.

Sneakers
A pair of sneakers is a must-have to all men. Almost all men in the world love to take part in any kind of physical activities, they all need a pair of quality sneakers to protect their feet from hurt. And we know sneakers are never out of fashion these days, so you can prepare a pair of sneakers and wear them when you are running or doing other sports activities.

Casual Shoes
It is impossible for you to wear suits or shirts all the time, you still need to wear jackets and jeans sometimes. At this time, you can choose to wear casual shoes because they are designed for casual environment.

So here, I recommend you to prepare the above mentioned shoes ahead of time. For only in this way, you have a pair of perfect shoes to match with your outfits all the time.

Benefits of Owning a Handbag for a Man

For a long time I have thought that handbags were for ladies. However, men also need them. Especially in these years, men’s handbag has been on hot sale. More and more men love to buy handbags because of their convenience, function and so on. Owning a handbag is very beneficial. Let me show you the benefits.

First of all, it is very necessary. For instance, you will go out to attend a meeting and you have to carry some very important files. Will you carry them with your hands? No, because that would be easily lost. Every one would like to have a bag to hold the important files. Of course, they want the bag as fashionable as possible. As a result, you need a gorgeous handbag. That will make you handsome and respectable. And you won’t lose the important files unless you lost your bag. But that’s nearly impossible. It’s very functional, too. Right?

Second, it is very fashionable. As I said just now, it is also the symbol of fashion. Most people think that handbags are women’s things. But you should prove that they are wrong because you are a fashionable man. You should not be the man who is after fashion but the man who leads the fashion. Then, let’s begin from the little thing. Because little things prove people’s tastes.

Third, it is very functional. You can hold many things that are not convenient to hold by hands. Things are not easily stolen. Now many people go the mall to buy functional handbags. Wives buy bags for their husbands and men buy bags for themselves. As hot-selling products, men’s handbags play an important part in our life. They are in great demand now.