When it comes to fashion, you probably automatically assume that the discussion revolves around women. Whether it is clothing, shoes, or accessories, the market seems to target mostly women for sales. However, it is not always the case that women are the only ones interested in fashion, especially when it comes to comfortable and nice-looking clothes, shoes, designer leather belts and accessories. A small percentage of men truly do care about what they are wearing, whether or not it is a designer label and whether or not the clothes, shoes or accessories are on trend and in style.
Keep reading to find out how many men care about men?s fashion and what in particular they are most interested in when it comes to high fashion and on trend styles.
Let?s start with with some statistics. You might be surprised to learn that millennial men are leading the way for most interest in men?s fashion. Those aged 18-34 are the key consumer base, specifically in regards to personal accessories. That means 23 percent of the United State population, or 75 million people, are the target demographic.
So, what exactly are they interested in when it comes to fashion? Some of the most popular items are exotic belts, designer leather belts, leather dress shoes and luxury Italian shoes to name a few.
Although only 6 percent of the shoe market share is accounted for by men?s dress shoes, there are still plenty of options that are widely sold and purchased on the market. In fact, between 2009 and 2014, retail values sales grew 39 percent in regards to men?s designer footwear. Men are interested in purchasing and wearing the top shoes if they can. They want to purchase alligator skin shoes that are of the best quality and designer lace up shoes that are on trend with what is in style whether that be Derbies or Oxfords.
Men are also interested in belts and other luxury items like wallets and watches. Generally, all of these items are made from leather. Statistics show that someone may have as many as four leather items on them at any given point in time like shoes, a belt, a watch and wallet or bag. That is why it is important to know and understand leather so you can have the best quality items for the best price.
There are many types of leather, but exotic leathers often come in the form of stingray, crocodile, or python. They are exotic and considered high-end due to the fact that they only make up one percent of the globally-traded leathers.
If one is going to invest in such expensive and high quality leather items, it is important to know how to treat them, as well, so they last as long as possible. When it comes to leather shoes and dress shoes, you should rotate shoes. This means owning more than one pair so they are not ruined as quickly. Footwear changes are you walk in them over and over again. Rotating allows the shoes time to spring back after each wear.
Plastic or wooden shoe trees are also recommended. They dry leather shoes out quicker and help them keep their shape when you are not wearing them.
Whether you already own designer leather belts and shoes or you are interested in purchasing your first designer leather belts and exotic boots, make sure you do your research to find the best quality items and leather. Have you ever purchased a men?s leather fashion accessory? Let us know in the comments how you decided which items to purchase.