What’s the first that comes to your mind when you get invited to a party, function, conference or even a date? In most of the cases, the first thing that pops up in one’s mind is “What will I wear for the event? I don’t have anything good”.
Even though modern day media has stereotyped this dilemma as a feminine one, the reality is that even men are equally concerned about their wardrobe repertoire. However, though men want to have a wardrobe filled with exquisite clothing items, they often find themselves faced with a very limited stock of clothes available at local retail shops and outlets where they have a certain variety tend to be out-of- budget for them more often than not. But in the last few years, online shopping has come about as a saving grace for the masculine tribe. Men’s clothing on online platforms is a rampantly growing industry. With hundreds of new fashion items and trendy apparel added every day to various e-commerce and trade websites, this market is just going to go uphill.
There are multiple reasons for the surge in demand of men’s clothing online. Firstly, the variety and choice which online platforms offer as compared to retail outlets, both branded and local, is tremendously high. Secondly, the power to choose between brands and compare the prices. One innate desire within men is to get everything for the least possible monetary loss and online shopping serves this purpose with great ease. Further, the luxury of shopping from home is also a factor which entices many men, as the prospect of going to a shop, trying hundreds of outfits and then selecting one is often seen as an ordeal by many. The icing on the cake are availability of multiple payment options, easy exchange policies and very frequent ‘sales’ and discount offers.
When talking about men’s clothing online, it can be worthwhile discussing the most ubiquitous trends that exist in the online domain. While many types of casual wear for men come and shortly go out of trend, formal shirts for men seem to be a constant in-demand apparel choice. This is because formal shirts not only can give one an old-school and classy look, they can also make one appear very stylish without much fuss about other facets like hair, accessories and footwear. With bare minimum accessories and style items, formal shirts can exude an air of class and style. Moreover, they act as multipurpose wear. They can be worn to an office meeting, conference or even a party or function. A current trend with formal shirts is to fold the sleeves up to the elbows and augment that with formal trousers, jeans or even funky jeans accompanied by
sneakers or formal shoes. Thus, formal shirts provide a great room for experimenting with the other wardrobe items. Thus, we can say that online shopping has opened new avenues for men to experiment with their looks, styles and create a magnetic persona. However, even though there’s a plethora of latest items, formal shirts still possess a high demand amongst the current crop due to their simple yet classy look, adaptability and the fact that they’ll never go “out of style”.