Have you noticed that extra twinkle in your man’s smile? That extra shine in his appearance? The glimmer in his eyes?
Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s all the glitter and shine of today’s streetwear fashions for men.
Rhinestones, gold foil, silver foil, metallic embroidery, elaborate embroidery details on t-shirts, shorts, hats, jackets, sneakers. These striking and festive looking urban details are also found on jeans that can cost upwards of almost $250.00-but they are must haves- trust me.
Young men have a strength and confidence today that allows for wearing rhinestones and glitter (long associated with women and “stage performers”) with pride. Today’s urban designers are in touch with the current menswear trends and the urban male confidence in the “shiny look”. The latest collections are combining the use of metallics with avant-garde designed embroideries that use rhinestones, sequins, leather and metal on jeans to make a “royal’ statement– the “new bling” in men’s street wear.
The elaborate yet wearable details find themselves on jeans as well. Designers keep the shine flow going in order for the urban fashionista to coordinate his threads for every day of the week and for every mood.
Crown Holder (CH) has some of the most dynamic jean detailing to date. The concept of the brand is of a royal, king-like attitude and life style. Regal attitude seems to be what the brand is about and their designs carry this message clearly.
Use of beautiful, bold and elaborate embroideries (using threads that are soft and don’t scratch the wearer) combined with velvet, rhinestones, embossed leather, metal hardware give the back jean pockets, waist band and front jean pockets a designer look. The Crown Holder jeans with velvet, rhinestones and gold embroidered back pocket details (shown at left) is at Dr. Jays selling for $165.99 (formerly $245.00). The back pocket details are so elaborate and beautiful you almost want to wear the jeans backward to show them off! Or, keep them as a collector’s item.
But let’s not forget about the ladies. Baby Phat and House of Dereon as well as others are also up on the metallic foil and rhinestones screen prints for the ladies. They’ve got us covered with street chic feminine looks and cute T-shirts, sleep tees and jeans.
Leave all the heavy gold jewelry home guys, it’s passé. The new cleaned up look using designer embroidered details and shiny trim interwoven into men’s streetwear garments is the newest wardrobe upgrade.