- Apr 10, 2011
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I don't think GenZ thinks about CM at all. It's not even on the radar. To the degree that is on the radar -- like Ivy Style stuff -- I agree that it's broadly associated with racism, classism, homophobia, etc. That's because a lot of CM is associated with political conservatives and has been since the 1950s.Were you talking about younger men wearing CM, or CM's reception among GenZ in general? I thought it was the latter - appreciation for classic style is very much there today, but plenty of men who wish to sport it are still moral cowards about their personal style.
I think this is essentially a difference geographical. Where I am, you don't see anything like that at all.
There was a story recently about how GenZ canceled side parts and skinny jeans on TikTok. The big reason is that both those things are associated with old people (Millenials and older). Some zoomers also said that side parts are associated with Republicans, and middle parts are associated with Democrats. I assume not everyone hates side parts because of that, but it gives you a glimpse of the broad associations and that generation's political leanings.
Don't think CM style is relevant to GenZ at all, although some brands are trying to make headway, like Noah. Although, questionable whether Noah and ALD can be considered CM.