Fashion is such a fickle thing, trends come and go and they can range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Nowadays, it seems it’s a case of anything goes, and many fashion houses regularly include unisex clothing in their ranges. This androgynous clothing has no clear definition about which gender it’s created for, and millennial couples are regularly seen in each other’s clothes.

Men’s fashion in particular has seen dramatic changes over the last century and its now acceptable for men to wear all sorts of clothing, including prints and colours their forefathers wouldn’t have dreamt of. Fashion is such a fickle thing, trends come and go and they can range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Nowadays, it seems it’s a case of anything goes, and many fashion houses regularly include unisex clothing in their ranges.

History of men’s fashion

For the early part of the 19th century, men’s fashion was quite staid and often revolved around a suit or a uniform. Men’s attire was also quite drab in terms of colours too. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum, it wasn’t until the sixties that vibrant colours were introduced into men’s clothing ranges.


Since then, men’s fashion has changed beyond recognition and very few would consider it the norm to wear a suit on a day to day basis unless it was required for work. Even there, the previously must-have tie has also gone out of fashion, with more and more employers opting for a more casual open neck policy. Even there, the previously must-have tie has also gone out of fashion, with more and more employers opting for a more casual open neck policy.

As well as the style of men’s clothing having changed, so have the colours and prints. Floral is now one of the most popular trends for men. But if you haven’t tried it yet, how should you go about wearing florals?

How to wear a floral print

Firstly, you should still choose colours that you’re comfortable with, and floral prints don’t have to be gaudy, over the top, psychedelic colours. If your florals are a mixture of greys, blacks and whites, that’s okay.

Keep floral prints to a single item, perhaps a shirt, and team it with solid colours. These Farah shirts from ejmenswear.com/men/farah could be worn with plain trousers or a solid colour t-shirt underneath.

Try and keep the materials of your outfit to similar textures, so if your shirt is linen, them pair it with linen trousers. And if you still want to feel a little more formal, then a linen suit would work too.

Finally, remember whichever floral you choose, fashion should be fun and reflect your own unique personality.

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