We’re aware that fashion isn’t always easy to talk about, but it’s an important subject. It can be hard to know where to start, but once you do, you’ll find that it’s not so difficult to discuss. That’s what this article is going to do. It’s going to start by defining some basic terms, and then move on to explain how and where R.P. Pattinson fits into the current fashion landscape.
To begin with, let’s talk about what is (and what isn’t) considered “chunky” fashion. A lot of people have misconceptions about what chunky style is, so let’s set the record straight:
- It is not all about bulk. A lot of fashionable guys these days are going for a more streamlined look, and that’s perfectly acceptable.
- It is more about using big (but stylish) clothing items to make a statement.
- If you fit into the category of men described in point (2), you are most definitely wearing chunky style.
For those of you who are still confused, let’s take this opportunity to examine some interesting facts about chunky fashion.
Where Does It Come From?
The first chunky fashion styles emerged during the 1950s and were inspired by the bulkier items used by the construction workers at the time. It wasn’t until the ’70s that the term “chunky” began to be used to describe men who liked to wear heavier clothing.
Though there’s no exact data available, it is estimated that over 10 million Americans define themselves as “chunky”. That’s probably because being chunky isn’t particularly easy. It takes a lot of self-confidence to wear styles that make you stand out, and it takes even more courage to admit it. Since being a chunky guy is considered a status symbol, there are millions of dissatisfied dudes who could use some extra confidence.
What’s important though, is that this trend continues to be popular, which makes us proud to be a part of it. When you put a stylish shirt, tie, or even a pocket square on a bulky sweater, it usually works. It’s the opposite of what most fashionistas do today, which is to hide their bodies in baggy clothes.
Who Is It For?
The main target audience of chunky fashion is generally men aged between 30 and 50 who live in urban areas and/or have a higher-than-average salary.
Why? Because men in this age group generally have higher status in society, which makes them more attractive to advertisers. Also worth noting is that men in this age group are more likely to want to be unique, which is why they often choose to wear bold clothing items.
As we’ve established, being a chunky guy is fashionable, however, it can also be a little bit dangerous. In some cases, it’s not so much the clothing that can catch on fire, but the person wearing it. Since it requires a certain amount of confidence to wear chunky styles, it’s not uncommon for people to be a bit careless, which can lead to serious injuries or even death. As a result, it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Trend Or Style?
Chunky fashion is a trend, however, it’s also the style of a particular generation of men. Since it continues to be popular today, it’s clear that this trend isn’t going anywhere. It will continue to be popular until the next big thing takes its place.
So, what is the next big style? We don’t know, but we’ll let you know when we do.