20 Best & Affliction Men’s Appearance Trends of the Accomplished 10 Years9 min read

Everyone follows trends and if addition tells you they don’t, able-bodied again they ability as able-bodied be naked. 

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Over the accomplished decade we’ve apparent a countless of men’s appearance trends appear and go, some are still activity able and some on their way out. 

In this commodity I’d like to run bottomward my account of 20 of the best and affliction men’s appearance and appearance trends from the accomplished 10 years. In the 2010s, we saw aggregate from macho rompers and affected accessories to minimalist and acceptable fashion.

Now let’s get to it, starting with the worst.

Worst Men’s Appearance Trends (2010-2019)

10 Affliction Men’s Appearance Trends of the Accomplished 10 Years (2010-2019)

1. Ever Afflicted Denim

Distressed denim can be cool, in actuality I started cutting it afresh in 2019 afterwards a decade of abstention them. But what’s not air-conditioned is so abundant cutting that it looks like a blow ripped through your jeans.

distressed jeans fashion trend

The ever afflicted denim trend took both the women’s and men’s appearance apple by storm in the 2010s. Thankfully this is one that’s aback on its way out as added alluringly afflicted administration will booty authority as we acceptable the new decade.

2. Crossover Fanny Pack

Not gonna lie, I about bought into this trend in the accomplished decade. They alarm them Crossbody bags, but let’s face it, they’re fanny packs and the fanny backpack has never been air-conditioned — ever.

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fanny pack fashion trend

The above boilerplate menswear publications will try to acquaint you otherwise, but I wouldn’t accept to them. It doesn’t amount if you abrasion it about your waist or beyond your body, a fanny backpack is a fanny backpack and this is one trend that we achievement is active in the abutting decade.

3. Brazier Hats

The brazier hat has acutely been on a breach in 2019. Every appearance aperture has been talking about them as the new “It” summer accessory. It was apparent amid the crowds at London Appearance Anniversary and New York Appearance Anniversary for men and women alike.

bucket hat fashion trend

It’s not a actual adulatory appearance in my opinion. Okay, it may advice accord you sun protection, but above that it aloof doesn’t attending air-conditioned no amount how abundant GQ or Esquire says so.

4. Beefy Sneakers

The Balenciaga Amateur S sneaker is the affiche adolescent for beefy sneakers everywhere. Beefy sneaks are the ugliest of the uglies back it comes to sneakers. Addition one is the beat sneaker, additionally affected with Balenciaga.

Chunky Sole Sneaker Trend 1

Both the beefy animal sneakers, and beat sneakers trend should be crumbling back streetwear is over in 2020, according to Hypebeast baron Virgil Abloh.

5. Rompers

Remember the macho romper aka the romphim? It went viral aback in 2017 and was all that the boilerplate media were talking about in men’s fashion. While they may attending adulatory on women, they’re not so adulatory on dudes.

mens romper fashion trend

It’s childish, cool and a way to comedy up the frat bro persona and does not accord in the beautiful avant-garde gent’s wardrobe.

6. UGG Boots

In the 2000s, annihilation said basal white babe added than a brace of UGG boots. Now in 2019, it’s the men’s turn. I’ve been seeing lots of guys, decidedly teenagers agitation UGGs these days. If you appetite to be apparent as a “cool teenager” UGGs are for you.

mens uggs fashion trend

And while they’re adequate and comfortable, they don’t action abundant else. And so, if you’re cutting them for abundance go appropriate ahead, no one’s endlessly ya. But for style, you’re best off attractive elsewhere.

7. Aerosol on Jeans

spray on jeans fashion trend

For the ladies, yes. For dudes? Hell nah. We get it, you like to assignment out and you appetite to appearance the ladies what you’re alive with. FYI, best women will apparently acquisition it repulsive. This trend is one that I achievement dies a ablaze afterlife and doesn’t anytime acceleration afresh from the ashes.

8. Harem Pants

harem pants fashion trend

Aladdin’s pants of best makes the account of affliction appearance trends in the 2010s. Justin Bieber wore them too. It’s abnormally shaped and makes you attending like you’re cutting a billowing diaper. It’s artlessly not a acceptable look.

9. Account Scarf

It’s not so abundant the account bandage itself, aloof the way that bodies chose to abrasion them. And by people, I beggarly Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. C’mon man, it’s aloof an cool look.


Actually, annihilation Cam wore in 2019 makes my account of affliction appearance trends. 

10. Airpods

Out of the gate, Airpods accept become Apple’s additional acknowledged artefact of all time. Millennials adulation them, in actuality it’s become a cachet attribute if you can accept it, heh.

airpods fashion trend

So they’re anatomic and can brace with your phone, great. They don’t accomplish you attending any added beautiful though, and you aren’t as air-conditioned as you anticipate you are by cutting them.

Best Men’s Appearance Trends (2010-2019)

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1. Athleisure Style

Men’s athleisure style is a trend in the 2010s that was done right. And there are absolutely a few new brands that accept capitalized off of this, from GAP’s Hill City to absolute to customer brand, Public Rec.

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And of advance the domiciliary names like Nike, Adidas and Reebok accept all accepted the all-knowing trend. With the acceleration of athleisure in the 2010s, able-bodied abrasion is no best bedfast to the gym, but a allotment of casual, air-conditioned and comfortable, accustomed wear.

2. Minimalism

One of my admired trends appropriate now is minimalism. And it’s accepted as ever, conceivably the best accepted trend on this absolute list. These canicule bodies are simplifying their lifestyles and decluttering their homes with the KonMari method, affected by Mari Kondo of Netflix fame.

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In men’s fashion, minimal, basal styles are some of my favorite. Sometimes you aloof appetite to abrasion a archetypal bodice with a brace of jeans and apple-pie white trainers. As continued as the fit is on point and the colors aloof (for the best part), you’ll calmly attach the minimalist aesthetic. It’s easy, it’s beautiful and there are affluence of means to inject a little bit of personality and flair.

3. Vintage

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They say that trends will cycle every 20 years or so. It’s aloof abundant time to canyon for the homesickness of our adolescent years to hit us in the face like a ton of bricks.

90s preppy fashion trend

And so it’s no abruptness that 90s appearance came roaring aback in the 2010s, mostly anchored by the streetwear crowd. Avant-garde preppy became air-conditioned again, tennis shoes like J.Crew’s Nike Killshot 2 (actually from the 80s) became accustomed sneaker staples and alike grunge appearance fabricated a improvement acknowledgment to the hypebeasts.

4. Covering Trainers

The minimalist white sneaker is a animated alarm of achievement for sneaker trends everywhere, and the absolute bond to the beefy dad sneakers trend.

In the 2010s, basal trainers rose to new heights acknowledgment to the brand of the popular, yet cher Common Projects Achilles Low and added added affordable sneakers like Adidas’ Stan Smith

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Clean and classic. | Ace Marks Duke Sneaker.

The adorableness a apple-pie brace of low top covering sneakers is that it’s the absolute shoe for accidental and dressier apparel alike. It’s this versatility that catapulted them as mainstays in beautiful men’s wardrobes everywhere.

Today brands such as Greats, Koio, Ace Marks, Beckett Simonon, New Republic and Oliver Cabell action their own versions. There’s no end in afterimage for this trend and I don’t see it activity abroad anytime soon.

5. Acute Casual

Smart accidental appearance is my go-to compatible of choice. If I had to accept one artful to wear, it would be a alloy of acute accidental with elements of artery wear, a high-low affectionate of approach.

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In this accomplished decade, business accidental and smart accidental style reigned absolute appropriate up there with streetwear. Acute accidental is the absolute accord of dressier pieces commutual with added accidental pieces. Anticipate an baggy gray or navy blazer, aphotic ablution denim and covering chelsea boots.

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It takes a little bit of convenance to cull off, but in time, becomes effortless. And acute accidental is the one appearance that for 99% of the places you go, you’ll be dressed for the occasion.

6. Acceptable Fashion

With fast appearance active amok with low affection accouterment that’s bushing up our landfills, the 2010s saw a about-face in mindset. Abundant like sustainability in the foods we eat, added and added bodies became acquainted of the accouterment they wear, area and how it’s sourced. 

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Brands took agenda and the acceptable appearance trend skyrocketed in the accomplished decade with brands like Everlane, PACT, Nisolo, Outerknown, and Patagonia amid dozens of added companies focused on sustainability and ethical fashion.

This is one trend that I achievement continues to acceleration in 2020 and above because it’s not alone acceptable for consumers, but it’s activity to accomplish the apple a cleaner added adequate abode for approaching ancestors to come. 

7. Normcore

Normcore is an artful that embraces adequation and expresses no individuality; it’s artlessly aggregate in. August blandness if you will — so say the pretentious.

It’s got a bad rep, but I don’t anticipate it’s all that bad. In actuality I anticipate it’s absolute for bodies who are absorbed in acquirements how to dress better

shia labeouf just do it normcore
Shia Labeouf, the face of normcore.

Normcore is a lot like minimalism in that there are no logos or brands and it appearance mostly aloof colors. It’s basal appearance at its finest, and what’s so amiss about simplicity? Don’t let the added online appearance magazines beacon you wrong, normcore is account embracing.

If you’ve been on the Macho Appearance Admonition (MFA) subreddit, it’s like their adaptation of “The Basal Bastard.” 

8. Dad Hat

The baseball cap, aka dad hat was trending heavily over the accomplished decade. It’s addition best allotment that cycled aback and became accepted again. 


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Celebrities accepted the trend for sure, and alike I got into it. I like the way it looks, it’s abundant added able than a snapback or collapsed brimmed adapted hat, which angular abundant added accidental and geared for streetwear styles.

It’s a above allotment of the dad in latest fashions trend aka the DILF. It’s absolute to be beat accidental with a basic t-shirt or hoodie and alike dressed up with a blazer.

9. Bodice Beneath A Blazer

I appropriately experimented with this trend in the accomplished decade because, why not? I’ve taken a affection to turtlenecks over the accomplished few years because of their functionality and adeptness to dress up any outfit. These canicule I not alone abrasion them beneath my blazers, but button downs and sweaters too. Aloof not like this.

Turtleneck Under Suit Jacket Open
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From musicians like Drake and Column Malone to ESPN’s arrogant (no disrespect) Stephen A. Smith, it seems the bodice beneath a clothing anorak trend has trickled bottomward to the masses. I’ve been seeing so abounding TV anchors and sports analysts cutting this trend lately.

You apperceive what that means, it’s aloof about dead! But it was a fun trend while it lasted. And I still anticipate it’s a great, aesthetic look.

10. Dejected Jeans

Ah, the accurate American archetypal blue jeans. It’s absolutely adamantine to go amiss here. Jeans accept consistently been in appearance and will abide best people’s basal of best back it comes to accidental style.

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Mott & Bow Jeans Review.

Inherently abiding and with amplitude — comfortable, denim is a crammer that will get affluence of breadth in anyone’s wardrobe. It’s a trend that is actuality to break in 2020 and able-bodied beyond.


And there you accept it, my complete account of the best and affliction appearance trends from the accomplished decade (2010-2019).

Whether you partook in some or best of these, aloof apperceive that appearance is a alternate barbarian and what’s new was already old, carnality versa. Annihilation is anytime new and original.

Most importantly, you’ve gotta abrasion what you adulation and don’t pay too abundant absorption to trends!

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Did I absence annihilation — what appearance trends are on your list?

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  1. Tina says

    Wow! I had no abstraction men’s appearance trends could go aloof a amiss as women’s! Hilarious!

    • Khoi Nguyen says

      Indeed, men’s appearance can be every bit as crazy as women’s!

  2. Heidi says

    Thank you for the analysis in fashion!

  3. Peter Tao says

    Isn’t it aberrant that you affirmation to apperceive article about menswear? Yet, your account of admired brands are fabricated in sweatshops in Asia. To be honest, you shills all dress alike. This folio could’ve been a accumulation of Reddit’s MFA accumulate mind. Yikes.

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