why such backlash against trends ? a decade is not short enough it would seem to be deemed a trend but a style of that era. the 2000s will be remembered for the contributions of designers and how men's styling evolved from that point. i don't see validity in the argument that personal taste will change in 5, 10, 15 years because that's a rather obvious point that doesn't necessitate selectivity in deciding how to dress today. how much of a wardrobe really will last 15 years ? clothes are ultimately disposable, no matter the quality, and few pieces are intentionally designed with timescales spanning decades in mind (some obvious ones :- aldens and their resolability, filson bags that seem indestructible) i am not endorsing fast fashion, nor purchasing garbage. but i don't think longevity (in excess) should be criteria for how anyone dresses. being grounded is one thing, being so impervious to change that a single aesthetic describes you for 25 years is just borderline dogmatic (or boring). of course, i have pieces from a decade ago that are still in excellent condition but i don't wear them every day and i don't wear them the same way that i used to nor do i find them limiting in terms of new ways i'll wear them. tl;dnr this is supposed to be a fun hobby and just another mode of self-description which can't be same from start to finish.