How Men’s Fashion Changed for the Better This Year

It’s a letdown that I’ve faced far too many times: You walk into a department store, past the fabulous and fun women’s clothes, only to find the men’s section is in a dingy basement and filled with sad, drab pieces. Unfortunately, the men’s market has historically been a snoozefest. While men in Hollywood have stuck to their classic tuxedos and suits on the red carpet, retailers have also clung to what sells (which is said classic suits, or simple pieces in quiet, neutral colors). I’ve often had to shop in the women’s section to find anything remotely adventurous and bold.

Save for the runways, where high-fashion labels like Versace and Gucci have long offered up innovative menswear designs, it’s truly been a bore to take in the men’s market as an obsessive fashion fan. Like the runways, I want my stores and stars to inspire me with a fantasy! Luckily,

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85 Best After-Christmas Men’s Clothing Sales 2021: All the Menswear Deals to Shop Right Now

Bloomingdales: Take up to 70% off sale (limited time only)

Bonobos: Up to 50% off select styles (limited time only)

Brooks Brothers: Save up to 70% off sale items (limited time only)

Calvin Klein: Take an additional 40% off all sale styles (ongoing)

Charles Tyrwhitt: Up to 65% off select styles (limited time only)

Club Monaco: Use code 25OFF and save an extra 25% off everything (limited time only)

Coach: 30%- 50% off select styles during the holiday sale (ongoing)

Cole Haan: Get an extra 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA (limited time only)

Corridor: Up to 40% off select styles (limited time only)

Daniel Patrick: Up to 75% sale styles (ongoing)

Express: 50% off everything, plus free shipping on orders $50+ (limited time only)

Faherty: Up to 50% off select styles (ongoing)

Farfetch: Up to 50% off sale styles (ongoing)

Florshiem: Up to

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The Chinese beauty economy: investing in appearances and the rise of men’s beauty

As the world’s second-largest beauty market, it is vital to keep up with the nuances of the Chinese beauty industry. In the era of social media, spending on appearances is generally perceived by the Chinese as an economic investment, not vanity.

Keeping up with today’s Chinese beauty consumers

Spending on health and beauty has become less of an indulgence but one of life’s necessities for Chinese consumers. This growing emphasis on beauty trends has spread out from the major cities, making tier three to tier five (developing cities) a more powerful segment in beauty consumption than in previous years. The trend is also especially relevant for Chinese gen Z, 60% of whom report having anxiety about their appearance, leading to a new term defining the trend: appearance anxiety.

Appearance anxiety is not limited to women, in many instances affecting young Chinese men just as much if not more than their

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From Beau Brummel to A$AP Rocky, Menswear’s 500 Are Celebrated in The Men’s Fashion Book

Out next month, The Men’s Fashion Book (Phaidon) takes stock of where menswear has been and suggests where it might be going at a time when the industry is heading in uncharted directions. Some of the changes in menswear relate to new conceptions of masculinity, others to the reconfiguration of the workplace, still more to the Internet which offers information and selection to an never-more-engaged audience.

Jacob Gallagher, the Wall Street Journal’s Off-Duty Men’s Fashion Editor, wrote the introduction and many of the book’s 500 entries, narrowed down from a list that at one point contained 800 names, he explained on a call. There “will be people we left off,” the writer says, adding he’s excited for feedback.

The result of the alphabetic arrangement of the book—Granny Takes a Trip (a label popular in the Swinging ’60s), for example, is on a page across from Cary Grant, the epitome

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