Fashion is a passion of many. There is just something about clothes that speaks to me, and I know I am not the only one. But that doesn’t mean it is an easy prospect for most. That is where tools come in that allow you to creatively customize your style around your lifestyle, needs and interest level. Which is something that I know would be appreciated by plenty of people in my life.
Most tools I have found online are lacking. But these four are innovative, useful and really cool. Two are even for a demographic often ignored in the fashion-tech industry…men.
There is nothing more annoying than trying to get my husband to buy new socks, underwear or razors. These are three items that he will wear until they are full of holes, discolored and entirely dull. From my limited understanding of the male psyche, this is a very common thing.
The mindset of a man seems to discourage the replacement of these and certain other items, except on very rare occasions. Which is how I found Manpack. It actually allows you to select items that will be delivered to you quarterly, so you get regular replacements without having to even think about it. It is affordable, easy to use and convenient. You can get underwear, socks, razors, shirts, condoms and more.
Fashion Fashion Gallery (Men)
Moving away from annoying necessities and into fashion love, this is a great tool that works by showing you photos of “men’s fashion”. That is, fashion that has emerged from both designers or studios and as a grassroots movement based entirely around individuals. You can see examples of this anywhere, but especially in big cities. You can also submit your own, using your phone’s camera.
Speaking to a male friend of mine, he brought up one of the things he hates most about clothes shopping: buying suits. Tailor made suits are extremely expensive and out of his price range. Which leaves him buying off the rack, and that is a difficult prospect for him. Being 6’10, extremely thin and with very broad shoulders, his body type isn’t the kind made for mass produced clothing. If only he had known about IndoChino before. It lets you custom buy suits from various retails from around the web. Which means getting something within price range in your body type, without having to visit multiple stores.
Are you unsure of what you should be wearing at a place where you have been invited? Whether it is a nightclub, bar or restaurant, this tool has you covered. It has more than 72,000 locations across the US listed. Do a search for the location you need and it will give you both formal dress code pictures of a place, a tag description system and comments from people who have been there.
Do you know of any tools for fashion that you think are must-haves? Let us know in the comments.