Does menswear move inexorably and unstoppably towards a sartorially dystopian future, or is it possible for things to actually move backward, kind of like the way the stock market “corrects” itself?
These three images from Wofford College (which is based in Spartanburg, SC) show how fashion does move in cycles — even as it cycles unstoppably forward towards a dystopian future.
Top image, 1987, a big improvement over how things looked in 1971:
Which was a big change from just four years before, in 1967:
Thank god (and Birnbach) for the preppy ’80s. — CC