If I had to create a slogan for the current mood of men’s clothing would be “The Bigger The Better”. Regardless of the sizes, it seems that the style with increasingly large volumes, impressive shapes and exaggerated proportions is one of the trends of this 2018. As happened with skinny jeans years ago!
Why the super oversized style is the next big thing
How did we get here? Or rather, how did we get there again? Because in the 80s this particular trend coincided with the rise of the fitness world and a new super muscular vision of the male body captured by photographers like Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton. The clothes were designed to look powerful, strong, imposing.
One might think, given how much the fitness industry has grown in the last decade, that the new super oversized style is a simple repetition of that “old” trend. But is not so. The super oversized style offered today has more an anti-fit appearance. It doesn’t exalt the body as much as they cancel it.
But there are some advantages wearing super oversized clothes. First, they allow more movement and air circulation. That means, in many situations, they are much more comfortable than their close-fitting cousins. Aesthetically, they have no frills and convey a relaxed but not untidy air.
How to use the super oversized style with ASOS PLUS
The only big problem to solve is how exactly this style should be interpreted. That’s why in this outfit I combined some suggestions, interpreting the generosity of the super oversized style through the longline t-shirt over the knees by ASOS PLUS joining it with a white jeans and a pair of colored sneakers.
These volumes look better if they are displayed in all their extent and everything contributes to give to this style a sense of effortlessness.
What I’m wearing:
Tshirt: ASOS PLUS
Photo: Giacinto Mozzetta