Great Gatsby Clothes for Men
With the release of movies like The Great Gatsby, Hollywood is showing a completely different era of men’s clothing than they have in the recent past. The 1920’s are renowned as a time of lavish spending and decadent fun. It’s also the time when the men’s suit as it is known today first took shape. There have been very few changes to the overall style of men’s suits since the 1920s, making any vintage Great Gatsby item of clothing a timeless classic that can be worn with ease in the modern day.
Here are the top 5 Great Gatsby clothes for men that you must wear:
- High-waisted Slacks – Slacks had high waists to avoid the embarrassment of showing the shirt between the vest and pants of the suit. The leg varied from slim to wide, with some taking the jazzier wide leg style to extremes. Pants with high waists tend to have a more elegant look for the modern day than those that commonly fall off the hips. This is one Great Gatsby men’s fashion trend that would do well to catch on again.
- Flat Caps – This classic cap is still worn today by fashionable up-and-coming young men. The flat cap is very close to a modern baseball cap, but with a more elegant styling. These days, you can see men on television and movies sporting this 1920’s style cap to great effect. The 2013 Great Gatsby movie featured the Straw boater hat instead of the flat cap. Boater hats were quite popular in summer for men in the 1920’s, but I doubt they’ll catch on in today’s fashion scene.
- Three-Piece Suits – Double breasted three-piece suits were the big trend of the day. Single breasted suits were also common, but less traditional. A vest was always worn to complement or contrast with the color of the suit itself, adding that extra bit of style to the man’s clothing. When it comes to men’s Great Gatsby clothes, the three-piece suit was the most popular and reliable piece. It was worn at all times, from work, to home, to parties and social events. Men of that era wore their suits with pride.
- Collar Bars – A collar bar is a neat little accessory that adds style to the necktie while holding the collar firmly in place. For the fashion forward suit-wearing gentleman of today, a collar bar is an elegant vintage addition to your suit.
- Monogrammed Shirts – Adding some personality to your shirts with monogramming makes for a unique clothing item that will help you stand above the rest. It maybe seems a bit too fancy, but monogramming does add a touch of elegance to any shirt.
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