What whims at man`s fashion?
there Passed that time when as means of demonstration of man`s force served a knightly armor …
the Climate of Egypt did not demand clothes at all. Therefore the skhenta apron which is wrapped up around hips and strengthened on a waist by a belt was the main clothes of men. Notable Egyptians covered the head with a wig. The ringlets are longer, the owner of a wig is more influential.
Every era created the standard of man`s fashion. In Greece and Ancient Rome was considered that beauty of clothes consists in a drapery. Length of a tunic or toga a maturity was a sign. Full impermeability is a requirement to clothes in Byzantium.
In man`s fashion of the period of the Renaissance two directions prevailed. A bright suit - a caftan with the lengthened sleeves and rich fur finishing on a breast and shoulders, the fitting motley trousers and small hats. So young dandies put on. Elderly people and the intellectuals preferred a raincoat to the earth and stockings - body stockings.
In the 16th century in the Central Europe the fashion " began to dominate; cutting " dresses;. Cuts became on all surface of the top jacket, on trousers, on a raincoat and even on gloves, berets and boots. Man`s fashion Spanish “ toreadors “ differed in monotony of paints and represented cruelty. The suit completely hid outlines.
At the beginning of the 17th century elements German - the Swedish military uniform found recognition in the European countries. There was an easy free camisole of light tones. The courageous look to it was given by epaulets. The raincoat in the form of a semicircle - a coat became fashionable. Shoes were succeeded by military high boots. There was a fashion on a gray hair. Powdered with special hair powder only whisky, and told ability about good breeding “ to own a " hat;.
At the time of Louis XIV the man - the knight finally turned into secular court. “ Peak “ man`s fashion became … “ a skirt - " trousers; from - under which refined drawers with the thinnest lacy cuffs coquettishly looked out.
By the end of the 17th century three components of men`s wear became current: frock coat, vest, trousers. The aristocratic clothes sparkled the magnificence and … feminity. The wig, as well as at Egyptians, emphasized greatness and inviolability. A sword - the last sign of courage and knights.
During the French revolution the fashion changed nearly every day. Intentionally badly sewed dress coats, carelessly buttoned vest, trousers filled in “ hussar " boots; wide drawers with a short frock coat or a dress coat with a huge collar and lapels.
The fashion on extravagance of a men`s suit was gradually forced out by a reserved and strict English suit from wool. It becomes more and more business, differs in severity. Universal clothes now - a dress coat and the cylinder. Not striking elegance and image of the modest, but ideally dressed man - the dandy won. Cuffs and a collar remained the only bright details of a men`s suit.
The fashion of the last decades of the 19th century is a fashion of the big city, fashion of quickly grown rich bourgeoises. The established type of men`s wear - trousers, a vest and a jacket from solid English fabrics. The tuxedo which is put on in smoking salons in the beginning, and then in theaters and restaurants becomes fashionable. Along with the cylinder carry a kettle.
At a turn of the 19th and 20th centuries the fashion is gradually transformed to science correctly to put on in these or those cases, fashion houses open. Christian Dior, Coco Chanel could tell with pride that they dressed an era. “ Conflict of fathers and children “ led to emergence of style of hippie, bikers, rockers. New currents in music, art are reflected also in clothes. Sean Connery who played James Bond becomes a standard of man`s beauty.
A merit of fashion of today - identity and general availability.
Literature: “ I learn the world “ fashion History.]