Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been in danger of being labeled "fashion forward." I have pretty much been going with the same wardrobe theme since junior high school: jeans, t-shirt. Yes, I have a closet full of suits from my "going to work in an office" days, but those have an inch or so of dust on the shoulders.
And yet, some recent fashion observations have made me realize that if you wait long enough, everything (well, almost everything) will once again be en vogue.
- Day-glo. I have some bicycling jackets and jerseys from the mid-80s that are the color of Gatorade (the original, green stuff.) They were long ago pushed to the back of the closet, but recently, at races, out on training runs and at the running stores, I have noticed a dramatic resurgence of day-glo green running stuff.
- Wool. Yep wool is cool. Fleece is on the outs, at least according to this recent Wall Street Journal article. So, I can certainly break out all those ratty, moth-eaten sweaters with the snowflake patterns that my wife loves so much.
- Skinny suits and ties. You can thank the TV show Mad Men for bringing back the man in the gray flannel suit look from 1962. Don Draper may be a cad, but all of us guys who refuse to throw out any article of clothing because "No, really. It still looks good!" can thank him for finally vindicating our hoard-y tendencies. BTW - never had a skinny suit? Fear not. Brooks Brothers has a whole NEW line.