From the above mentioned statement it is quite clear that attire of a person plays an important role in determining the importance given to gender. This has been clearly elucidated in the above statement by Twigg. When people speak of Fashion they think it is a superlative topic and box fashion into this one definition of adornment by the individual. There are many components to the definition of Fashion. The term Fashion is actually a term, which seems to have apparent superficial definition but it has a lot of depth and actually encompasses many factors. (Edwards 2012)
Traditionally, there was a general consensus that Fashion was limited to the women. Men were forced to wear only certain kinds of clothes that were largely homogenous. There is a belief that by following the latest fashion trends and by choosing to dress in a certain way will emasculate a man. Men are generally thought of the stronger gender and by embracing the fashion trends it was believed that it would “Soften Masculinity” There has been a lot of debate and a paradoxical relationship that exists between men and fashion. On examining past history it was seen that women were allowed latitude to follow fashion trends. Fashion was largely viewed as a women’s forte. These trends have however changed over the years. The men also have started to explore Fashion and use Fashion as a tool to individual express themselves. (Edwards 2012) Now we can observe separate industries that are dedicated to cater to the fashion needs of men as well.