Modernized Formalwear

Classic formal is merging with current funk

Implications - Over the past several years, a shift in fashion from formalwear to casual apparel has been prevalent, especially in menswear. As dress codes loosen, and job layoffs have people leaving suits in the closet, there is a fashion movement toward wearing classic pieces with modern twists.
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Female Tuxedos - Rihanna at 2009 Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NYC
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Female Tuxedos
Rihanna at 2009 Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NYC
Singer Rihanna went with a curious look by Dolce & Gabbana at the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While other starlets… [More]
18 Peculiar Cufflinks
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Mild 11,151 Clicks Pub: Nov 28, 08
18 Peculiar Cufflinks
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Formal Gymwear - Jeremy Scott's Adidas Line Features Frills, Tails and Tracksuits
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Formal Gymwear
Jeremy Scott's Adidas Line Features Frills, Tails and Tracksuits
If you have ever wanted to squeeze in a quick workout before attending a formal function, Adidas has created the perfect time-saving clothing. Upon teaming up with Missouri-born designer Jeremy Scott,… [More]
Strappy Men's Vests - Strap-Happy Accessories Dress Up a Man's Wardrobe
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Mild 6,966 Clicks Pub: May 12, 09
Strappy Men's Vests
Strap-Happy Accessories Dress Up a Man's Wardrobe
Strap them up this summer! I like these unconventional strap vests for men, and I guess ladies can also wear them if you fancy getting strapped up. As a male accessory, however, they are understated, cool… [More]
Manskirt Suits - Gender-Bending Business Suits by Thom Browne
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Manskirt Suits
Gender-Bending Business Suits by Thom Browne
Thom Browne has included a very fitted tailored skirt suit for men to the collection of trousers and jackets it put on sale at the Gilt Groupe online site today. The black skirt which comes down to right… [More]
Bizarre Bowties - J-Press Madras Bowties Rock the Plaid Fad
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Untested 11,824 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 09
Bizarre Bowties
J-Press Madras Bowties Rock the Plaid Fad
I know guys are going to call me crazy when I reiterate multiple times how awesome bowties are (Nah dude…regular ties are where it’s at). Denying that we don’t like bowties is just a way of saying, “Please… [More]
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