mens·​wear | \ ˈmenz-ˌwer \

Definition of menswear

: clothing for men

Examples of menswear in a Sentence

The store sells an extensive line of menswear. He works in the menswear department.

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Photo: Getty Images 1969: La Fille de la Pea Jane Birkin draped a traditional take over her shoulders (Melania Trump-like) while trying on jewelry, fusing sensuality with menswear. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 Hit up Bey Karaköy for Everlane-style minimalist menswear and cool-girl concept shop Mae Zae for handmade ceramics and funky wood and leather jewelry. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Superstar actor and producer Michael B. Jordan has been tapped by Coach to star as the first global face of Coach menswear. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Michael B. Jordan Is the New Global Face of Coach," 21 Sep. 2018 The Malibu outpost is expected to stock women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and gifts curated by Maris Collective (which operates the women’s store at Fred Segal Sunset) as well as a focused assortment of menswear. Adam Tschorn,, "Retail brand Fred Segal set to return to Malibu's Cross Creek Road in early 2019," 21 June 2018 Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello traded in his shows at the Eiffel Tower for a menswear runway with skyline views of lower Manhattan as a background (from a vantage point in New Jersey). Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Body Glitter and Kaia Gerber Featured in YSL’s Menswear Show," 7 June 2018 After nearly 10 years at the helm of menswear design for J.Crew, Muytjens left the brand in April of 2017, prompting many in the fashion industry to wonder what his next step would be. Robert Khederian, Curbed, "How a fashion designer transformed an 18th-century home into a dreamy inn," 21 Nov. 2018 And often, menswear worn by women has the effect of enhancing the femininity of the wearer rather than conveying true androgyny. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Lady Gaga pegged her powerful Women in Hollywood speech to her suit. She didn’t need to.," 17 Oct. 2018 Taking cues from menswear—but with a girlish slant—were French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Emily Ratajkowski, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, all of whom offset skinny jeans and minidresses with masculine blazers. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "These Celebs Nailed the Art of Airport Style This Year," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of menswear

1783, in the meaning defined above

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: clothes for men

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