It seems that in recent years, trends in men’s fashion have slowly started to drift towards a more androgynous look. Contemporary runways are littered with gaunt male models strutting in more unisex outfits. These androgynous fashions seek to be stylish yet utilitarian, and despite some of the more exquisite designs, this androgyny in menswear seems to draw attention to itself with flat, muted colors, and layers that incorporate everything from cloaks and hoods to full-length dresses for men, which isn’t exactly a new idea. Only a few hundreds of years ago it was completely acceptable for men to wear skirts or other clothing perceived as feminine, and the post-modern fashion world has embraced this trend that has now come full-circle, albeit retrofitted for a new generation of fashionistos. Join Dalys 1895 as we take a look at the androgyny of contemporary menswear and its role as a progressive new trend in men’s fashion.

Genderless Fashion

Androgynous fashion is nothing new, and while there are plenty of women’s fashions that have been marked “androgynous” in the sense that the style erases, or rather blurs, the sometimes precious lines of femininity and masculinity. Traditionally with menswear, styles that are more androgynous tend to make many men scoff at such attire. However, this is changing. Whether it’s the new generation and its more open acceptance of androgyny (as we see with our transgender communities) or the fact that men’s fashion needs a breath of fresh air for the 21st century, as something that eschews the traditional idea of men’s fashion.

Genderless Fashion

Inspiration from the Future

Another bold move in transforming contemporary men’s fashion into more androgynous styles is in the inspiration that young designers – the ones designing for the future – draw from the future. As in science-fiction. Many new men’s fashion designers are taking their cues from more practical and realistic costume designs from certain films, as well as dreaming up their own unconventional and pioneering pieces that continue to push the boundaries of what men’s fashion can be. And what it can be is androgynous.

Inspiration from the Future

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From men’s clothing to accessories, designers are also looking to make these styles accessible to anyone. While many modern men (especially in America) would never drift from their comfort zones of the traditional professional and casual attire, the androgynous men’s fashion is something that future generations of young men will be sporting, which will no longer be just a trend, but the new norm. Do you feel like men’s fashion is becoming more androgynous with each season, and if so, are these men’s fashions that you would wear yourself?

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