Casual wear (casual attire or clothing) is a Western dress code that is relaxed, occasional, spontaneous, and suited for everyday use. Casual wear in mens fashion became popular in the Western world following the counterculture of the 1960s. When emphasizing casual wear’s comfort, it may be referred to as leisurewear.
While casual is “informal” in the sense of “not formal”, informal attire traditionally refers to a Western dress code associated with suits – a step below semi-formal attire – thus being more formal than casual attire.
Casual Wear has become one of the most preferred styles in mens fashion. It’s easy, cheap, and low maintenance.
Whether you’re going out with your friends or you’re heading to the office on a casual Friday, a laid-back style is the best way to go. The casual dress code typically consists of jeans, T-shirts, and cardigans. If you prefer shirts and sneakers, go for it! This is a relaxed and comfortable type of dressing – have some fun!
While utilitarian costume comes to mind first for casual dress, however, there is also a wide range of flamboyance and theatricality. Punk fashion and fashion of the 1970s and 1980s is a striking example. A great deal of lace, jewelry, was introduced into casual wear especially in mens fashion during the 1980s. In the 1990s, hip hop fashion played up elaborate jewelry and luxurious materials worn in conjunction with athletic gear and the clothing of manual labor.