The Future Of Menswear’s Most Popular Archetypes

The winds of trendz blow quickly. One minute you're all hyped off dressing head to toe in Japanese collabo camouflage, the next you're trying to look like a Pyrex'd out Edward Scissorhands with fronts. Everyone changes their style up a bit—it's not illegal. In fact, it's actually quite normal. But with today's one stop shop consumer culture some of you are out here trying to re-invent yourself every season and swearing off your old vibe like you all of sudden turned into Jason Bourne and got trend participation amnesia.

I know you think you'll be buried in that HBA tuxedo, but, let's be real, that shit will just as quickly be replaced once you start getting heavy into some Internet acid cowboy vibe that you got gassed on because of some documentary trailer you just saw on Tumblr. So, imma break down 10 archetypes that dudes be going "full retard" on and then sprinkle a little reality salt into that wound in a effort to help demonstrate why swearing off your "old" style for you "new" style is quite the precarious path to walk.

Skip Class is a writer living in Seattle. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter here.

  • joey

    worldwide web workwear had me laughing for the first time in 2014

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  • Swag Daddy

    Moral of the story is just wear what the fuck you want, but don’t try too hard. Better yet, don’t try in anything. just give up now.

    • Sir

      that normcore one was spot on tho

  • Also Angela Cheng

    don’t talk smack about my Gaultier men’s denim corset, i look amazing in it

  • TJay

    denim corsets.. i need to fight someone immediately

  • kingleeroi

    things just got riggety real

  • Isaac Lemon

    Slow down Skip ya killin’ em!!!

  • heyheyhey

    to the writer – the adjective of somalia is somali.

  • Jet

    This is why I continue to read four pins. Mad funny.

  • pelle7

    You bash all styles so hard that you paint yourselves in to a corner. The only way to not be a hypocrite considering all of the mentioned styles, is probably to walk around naked!