Three Centuries Of Menswear

Categories Fashion

Heading to LA? Then check out this amazing new exhibition on the history of menswear.

Opening this weekend at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 is a mind-blowing exploration of men’s fashionable dress through the modern age.



Visitors can see the origins of male aristocrat style in lavish early 18th century three-piece suits. There are also exhibits showcasing the 19th-century “dandy”, the 20th century “mod” and the very latest definitions of what’s fashionable for fellas. Along the way, expect to see Hawaiian shirts, military uniforms, motorbike leathers, hippie threads and even a barely-there Gucci thong.


Five years in the making, the exhibition’s prized display is an incredibly rare authentic 1940s Zoot suit that LACMA bought at auction in 2011 – reportedly for $US78,000! All told, Reigning Men features 200 different looks, making it a must-see for stylish men. The exhibition is on until August 21.