Surprising Facts About Men's Clothing

Aug 13, 2022 ByAndrew Parker

We understand. When it comes to putting together an ensemble that will work, you are a master of your sartorial world. When it comes to being aware of your craft’s history? That is a unique situation. Realizing its embellished heritage is sometimes disregarded by the many guys knowledgeable about style and trend. Today, we’re returning to offer some fascinating details about men’s clothes that you didn’t know.

French King Louis XIV made high heels for males fashionable in the 1670s. Due to the high cost of red dye at the time, he preferred shoes with crimson heels as a symbol of his affluence. Back then, it would have been difficult for polo professionals to defeat their opponent’s mallet, but it would have seemed impossible with a flying collar. Thus, button-down collars were introduced, with the shirt’s buttons sewn onto it to keep them in place throughout the game. This notion originated with the Brook Brothers; as they say, the remainder is history.

In 1823, London saw the modest Mackintosh coat debut, frequently referred to as an outdoor waterproof jacket. To create the first waterproof cloth, a Scottish scientist named Charles Macintosh weaved two different textiles with the exterior containing a liquid-rubber composition. It appears that Steve Jobs wasn’t the first guy to transform the world with the name Macintosh. The British, who constructed their shirts with a line of buttons up the sleeve, are the ones who genuinely invented French cuffs. This was done so the average gentleman could fold the excess slack and fix the cuffs at the length he wished. This initial fashion movement spread throughout Europe and finally became the formal norm in men’s clothing we see today.

Adidas did not create the three-stripe design. Three stripes were initially added to a sneaker’s side by obscure Finnish brand Karhu. Mr. Adi Dassler eventually acquired the rights for about 1,600 euros and two whiskey bottles. It appears that Ralph Lauren was maybe a “grabologist.” His career as a fashion designer started when he was a retail sales clerk and began creating wider-cut neckties that he sold in various department shops. The tread pattern on the underside of a typical boat shoe will probably appear recognizable to you. That’s because designer and sailor Paul Sperry created the soles in this manner after watching his dog’s ability to walk on wet terrain with its paws.