1960s Fashion for Men & Boys

1960s Fashion for Men & Boys

Changes in men’s fashion in the 1960s were just as drastic for men as they were for women. Like women, men wore basically the same thing in the early 60s as they did in the late 50s. By 1964, though, things started to change.

One change that is quite noticeable, the pants became much tighter. The fit around the thigh was sporty and not at all the relaxed fit that men were accustomed to.

The pea coat was quite popular for men in the mid-60s. Well, basically anything that looked straight outta London was good to go in the mid-60s. The Beatles were leading the way, as hair started to grow longer and pants fit tighter. Men still wore boots and hats.

The late 60s brought a whole new range of styles for men. In 1969 seeing a man wear a scarf was commonplace. But it wasn’t a big, wool scarf of today. It was a silk scarf that was tied like a loose tie. Check out the pictures below. It was a very effeminate look compared to fashions of the past.

Also, men’s pants became flared at the bottom almost like women’s pants. It’s quite clear that at that time, women’s clothes were becoming more masculine while men’s clothes were becoming more effeminate.

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And boy, was it groovy. (Sorry, had to say it.)

Men’s Fashion Ads from Catalogs in the 1960s

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Last modified: Aug 23, 2015 | Written by Paul Phipps