Cuffs and pocket squares
Today when you wear a suit, you need so many other items to make you look whole. Like French cuffs and well maintained pocket squares. But the real reason behind a pocket square would shock you. These were originally used by gentlemen as handkerchiefs. That’s right. They were used to blow their nose. But, later with the invention of other products to aid this purpose, the pocket square became a fashion piece. You cannot see a man snorting his nose in his pocket square today, can you?
Also, shockingly, French cuffs weren’t invented by the French. They have a British origin. They were used by Englishmen to fold up their sleeves to a desired length.
Button down shirtsButton down shirts were invented by Polo players early in the day. They were actually DIY ideas that the players came up with so that their shirt collar flap wouldn’t block their face. Later, Brooks Brothers, an age-old clothing line, adapted the technique and here you have it, your everyday button-down shirt.Get your office and casual wear button down shirts sorted with Derby Jeans. We offer a wide range of options for you to choose from and make your style known.
High heels were first worn by men
Yes! Long before high heels became a must have in a ladies wardrobe, they were worn by men in the 16th century. Men wearing high heels were considered wealthy and of higher status. This was supposedly evolved as a piece of men’s fashion when a comparatively short French King wore them.
Hope these fashion facts blew your mind!
And here is a bonus one.
You think men like wearing suits and that they look good in a suit, but, they prefer sportswear any day compared to a tailored suit!