Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David
In fash vocab, the term ‘longline‘ refers to a cut that is, well, longer than your average length – it was made popular by designers like Rick Owens and the almighty Kanye West himself… whose, love him or hate him, influence on contemporary streetwear is undeniable. This trend is fast becoming a staple in modern menswear and I’m here to give you a quick rundown re the longline.
在时尚词典里，“longline”指的是衣服长度比起一般过度夸长的型。时装设计师Rick Owen和饶舌歌手Kanye West是其中两位把这款服饰带到时尚最顶端的达人。因为这项潮流在市场上越来越受欢迎且普遍，我这次就在这张照型帖里想给大家带来更多关于longline的了解。
The longline started out as a slouchy twist on the basics, we’re talking simple tees, vests and jumpers. Fast forward a couple of years, from bombers to blazers, you can pretty much find any tops that’s been given this modern makeover today. With H&M introducing its own dedicated range so anyone can recreate their Yeezy looks their way, high street retailers are especially savvy when it comes to the longline game. Similarly, it’s equally as easy to find a good, affordable longline piece on ASOS.
The longline is great for a couple of things – it doesn’t only give any of your outfits a more interesting silhouette, thus elevating it to a more modern look, it’s also a brilliant accessory for layering during the chillier months providing added depth and dimension, and most importantly, warmth.
The longline has lasted far longer than I’d expected and to be honest, it took me a while to warm to it. I used to find it unnecessary and lame but lately, I’m becoming more and more fond of it as its longevity has more than earned itself a place in every man’s wardrobe.