Size Matters: The Anti-Fit Menswear Movement Combines Comfort with Style

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.

 

Anti-fit sweaters are comfy and hip: the best of both worlds! (fashionbeans.com)

Anti-fit sweaters are comfy and hip: the best of both worlds! (fashionbeans.com)

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.

 

An oversized t-shirt adds an element of style to an outfit, especially in contrast with a pair of slim-fitting pants. (topman.com)

An oversized t-shirt adds an element of style to an outfit. (topman.com)

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.

 

 

 

Do you own any anti-fit clothing? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter @ryanlawlessness

Ryan Lawless

Ryan Lawless is an undergraduate student at Fordham University. He studies English and Spanish as majors, and philosophy as a minor. He won the Margaret Lamb Writing to the Right-Hand Margin award for creative fictional writing, and has been published in Fordham's literary magazine The Ampersand, and its newspaper, The Observer. Ryan grew up in New York, but is also an Irish citizen. He enjoys fiddles, coffee, and music.

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