More than one in three men say they wear men’s clothing in 2016
Women in the United States are increasingly choosing to wear men-only clothing and accessories, a trend that’s also seen men wearing more women’s clothing and apparel.
More than one-third of Americans (36%) say they currently wear mens clothing, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.
This figure is up from 31% in 2014 and 26% in 2013.
Men are also more likely to report wearing men’s apparel, as well.
The percentage of men who say they’ve worn men’s clothes or accessories at least once increased from 23% in 2017 to 34% in 2018.
In 2017, nearly half (47%) of men said they had worn mens apparel at least one time, up from 40% in 2019.
More: Men, women and men’s fashion trendsWomen are also showing more interest in wearing men-specific clothing, with more than half of women (56%) saying they’ve bought or worn men-related products.
Women’s clothing brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein and Brooks Brothers have seen the most growth in sales since the 2016 election.
Men are also beginning to embrace a new trend: men’s footwear.
More women are choosing to shop for men’s shoes, with 44% of women saying they buy men’s shoe collections or shoes, compared to 24% of men.
Among men, women are also buying more footwear for men.
More than half (57%) of women said they’ve purchased a men’s sneaker in the past year, up slightly from 54% in 2020.
Men’s clothing trendsThe men’s consumer-driven apparel market is also growing.
According to the 2017 Consumer Reports Survey, women in the U.S. are now buying more men’s and women’s apparel than men ever did before.
In 2018, men were buying nearly a third of all men’s purchases, up 5% from 2017.
In 2019, the gender gap widened to nearly a full-year gap, with men buying almost a quarter of all women’s purchases.
In 2017, men accounted for a large share of the $2.7 trillion retail spending, with $3.3 trillion going to men’s retail purchases.
This was up 6% from 2016 and 8% from the previous year.
Women are still the largest group of men’s shoppers.
In the U, men comprised 57% of total retail spending in 2018, up 4% from last year.
Men have also become more active in fashion, with 38% of Americans now saying they own or have been a fashion blogger, up 9% from 2020.
Women still hold a significant portion of fashion blogs, with nearly half of all female bloggers owning a blog (48%).
In 2018, women were more likely than men to own and/or have been featured in fashion magazines, and were the biggest fans of fashion magazines.
Women also made up a large portion of the fashion-focused blogosphere.
Women are increasingly opting to wear more men-oriented clothing, as a trend.
More men are buying men’s or women’s footwear, and they’re increasingly choosing the men’s option.