How Classics Are Made
by Marvin Street
Whenever the topic of men’s style gets brought up, it’s inevitable that you’re going to eventually hear mention of “classic” pieces – things like suits, jeans, and leather jackets. All of which are pieces that have withstood the test of time and find themselves a staple in many a closet decades after their inception as clothing items.
The predictability of their mention has often led me to ponder, “What exactly makes these items classics? And why?” And one thing that has stood out to me about their timelessness, beyond the simple aesthetics and body flattery, is their construction and durability. Upon further thought I realized that, when you think about it, you’d find a fairly consistent list of materials used to construct the clothing items that were worn by your grandfather, your father, and now you. I’m referring to leather, cotton, and wool.