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What's All The Fuss About The Pocket?

What's All The Fuss About The Pocket?

There’s a fashion topic that is generating talk, at least in my circles.  It obviously is talk at work as we educate ourselves on new and trending apparel, but it has also come up among casual conversation with friends and I’ve read about it in the Wall Street Journal.   What’s all the talk about?  The disappearing chest pocket on men’s shirts.

If you haven’t noticed this trend yet, you will after today.  The Wall Street Journal, in an article titled “What Happened to the Shirt Pocket?” states, “there are no pockets on many of the woven shirts at retailers such as J. Crew and Banana Republic, along with a host of high-end designer labels and custom-made shirts. It’s fashion and it’s generational.” (Read the entire article here)

As the fit of men’s dress shirts move to a more tailored look, the loss of the pocket aids in a cleaner, slimmer appearance.  And perhaps in this age of the smartphone, fewer men are carrying pens in that chest pocket.  Or are they?

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Men of Fashion: What's Your Fit?

Men of Fashion: What's Your Fit?

Corporate menswear is not known for frequent swings in fashion.  It does however, evolve over time.  One retail trend in the past decade that now is clearly set in the corporate world is a trimmer fit across men's apparel.  

Button-up shirts, for example, are available in classic, traditional silhouettes as well as more modern, trimmer fits.  Some of the common descriptors of these slightly fitted shirts are words such as fitted, active, modern, or slim. 

I read an article from the Wall Street Journal that explains how exactly (and how slowly) this style moved from the fashion runway to its current ubiquitous state.  The article also explores a possible shift back to looser styles in the years ahead.  It's an interesting read and I've included a link to it here for your enjoyment.

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