Size Matters: The Anti-Fit Menswear Movement Combines Comfort with Style
In men’s fashion, baggy, loose-fitting clothing is usually a marker that separates fashionable men with a sense of style from those who could care less about their style. However, this is not always the case.
In recent years, men’s style has been dominated by tailored, slim-fitted looks. For men, to be stylish is to wear clothes that fit. The anti-fit trend may challenge such notions, though. The long lined, loose-fitted clothing associated with the anti-fit trend defies the image of the well-dressed man as sharp and clean-cut.
An easy way to dip your own foot into the anti-fit fashion pool is through sweaters. A larger, oversized sweater will give your look a bold edge and your body the warmth it is seeking this fall.
Long jackets can also be a good way to experiment with the anti-fit style. A large, draping jacket can make statement without the risk of looking too ridiculous.
Long line t-shirts can transform a casual look into a more trendy, exciting look. A t-shirt that dips below waist level will create a unique shape and balance for the overall outfit.
If you decide to try out the anti-fit trend, be sure to stick with casual wear. It’s much harder to pull off with formal wear and can easily end up looking sloppy, rather than trendy.
As a general rule, try to keep your pants tight and slim-fitting. This will add a dimension of contrast and layering to the look. Also, it will make your decision to wear larger clothing seem more of a conscious fashion choice, than an ill-informed misstep.
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