There’s good news for all of you who love casual western wear, and it just gets better and better. Casual clothing is not only an official trend but it’s becoming even more easy, even more casual and ultra relaxed—with the best part being that easy fits are not going anywhere but are here to stay! Contemporary clothing is all about the activities preferred by the young men of today and the kind of fits and styles those activities require. Yes, there will always be those uber formal clothing for those of you who love to dress to the nines for occasions and rever traditional menswear. However, there is growing rebellion in the ranks at having to be dressed in a very structured fashion all the time and this is what’s very, very cool at the moment. Go from work to outdoor hikes in the matter of the blink of an eye. Just remember to pick up your trekking bag with trail mix and water, and change your footwear! A casual jacket completes the look. Hey, presto! You’re now a poster boy for the outdoorsy life. Enjoy the transformation! It works well the other way round too! Shrug off your outer layer of casual jacket, change footwear from hiking boots back into sandals or similar relaxed styles, and suddenly you’re back at work.
Casual western wear is witnessing a huge transformation. One of the latest trends is co ords for men. Basically co ords mean that either the shirt or jacket and the bottom are made out of the same fabric. This makes it a set and it can be accessorised as such. However, casual co ord sets unlike a suit, are informal and relaxed. This makes them a trend that is likely to be here for a long time to come. Co ord sets can look spiffy when accessorised well. Turtle necks, long sleeve shirts, tees, knitted tops and even a cashmere sweater can look well when teamed with a men’s co ord set. Denim co ord sets make it easy to be trendy with simple tees and sandals. A messenger bag can complete the look pretty effectively. Casual wear for men now depends on your personal style a great deal and is more about what you feel confident in and can carry off. The norms are relaxed and quite easy to decode. Co ords for men come in all sorts of trending fabrics—from cotton to linen to corduroy. The styles range from shirt tops and matched bottoms to smart casual jackets with matched bottoms, akin to the concept of a suit. Being made of the same fabric, it’s also easy to accessorise them as simple is the best way to go.
Most co ord sets for men feature large jackets or tops with utilitarian pockets that can carry a multitude if required. From urban lifestyle musts such as a wallet, cell phone and bluetooth headphones, they can also quite easily accommodate outdoor essentials such as a Victorinox and a hip flask, as you change gear. CORD offers various styles and fabrics in men’s co ord sets that feature fine touches such as top stitch detailing and a wide choice of bottoms to match. The Somerset men’s co ord set, in ivory, features an Ikat print and is a coordinated set made with 100% linen for your comparatively formal but still tolerant of informal occasions and social gatherings. Really cool for that all-important first date or even that sought after job interview. The great thing about men’s co ord sets is that they are easy to wear and carry off. They look good on most men and, frankly, take out a lot of thinking from the usual mix and match dilemmas that annoy most men. All said and done, contemporary men’s clothing can be a style trap but the men’s co ord set is, thankfully, not one of them. Further, easy to style and easy to wear denim co ord sets are extremely popular as they resolve many fashion and utilitarian issues in one word: denim.
Co ord sets for men fall under casual western wear and as such are quite relaxed when it comes to the norms of what to style them with. Usually, casual cotton shirts, long sleeve shirts, tees, turtlenecks are a great style match with men’s co ord sets. Depending on the co ord set, the accessories can be plain or printed. Checks and stripes are also a great option with plain co ord sets while nothing can beat the quiet assurance of a plain solid coloured shirt or tee complement the co ord set you’re wearing. Casual clothing affords a certain leeway when it comes to mixing and matching for them. Contemporary clothing offers many options in men’s co ord sets that are very simple to build around. From the ubiquitous cotton shirt to the simplest of tee shirts, almost everything can be used as a mix and match for co ord sets. This now classic element of casual pants, the men’s co ord set can be recommended as an easy to carry off and easy to wear fashion item, worth including in the modern man’s closet.