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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Jones, of course, is the Brit who made Louis Vuitton into a destination for high-end luxury menswear that guys wanted to wear and was the mastermind behind the label's game-changing Supreme collaboration. Matt Sebra, GQ, "David Beckham Attended the Royal Wedding Wearing Kim Jones's First Dior Homme Designs," 19 May 2018 The first, which was unveiled back in April, starred the brand's creative director of accessories and menswear, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and her daughters Delfina Delettrez and Leonetta Luciana Fendi. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian, North West, and Kris Jenner Star in New Fendi Campaign," 9 July 2018 The first chapter of the #MeAndMyPeekaboo campaign centered around Silvia Venturini Fendi (the brand's creative director for accessories, menswear, and kidswear) and her daughters, Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Fendi's New Family-Focused Campaign Stars Kim Kardashian, North West, and Kris Jenner," 9 July 2018 Ever the influential designer, Philo's Frankenstein-ed slip-on trend danced around the women's world for sometime before finally landing in menswear, where the high fashion/low fashion sandal has truly found its spiritual home. Liz Raiss, GQ, "This Summer's Best Sandals Got the Big Ugly Sneaker Treatment," 4 July 2018 Abloh, the first African American to take the role at the company, launched his inaugural spring 2019 menswear collection last month to considerable fanfare. Candice Baker Yacono,, "Louis Vuitton South Coast Plaza reopens with store-exclusive merchandise," 12 July 2018 From France is Koché, a brand that reworked the Paris Saint Germain club jerseys for SS18, and from Japan, Kolor, a menswear mainstay known for its playful use of, yep, color. Georgia Murray,, "Designers From Each Country In The World Cup Have Made These Dream Tees For Fans," 28 June 2018 All bodies need to be included in the movement toward inclusivity in fashion, and that extends to menswear, too. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "There Was Only One Plus Size Model During Men's Fashion Week," 13 July 2018 Pastelle would have catered to both menswear and women's apparel with a range of color palettes used on items, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, footwear and more. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Kanye West's Scrapped Pastelle Line Was 'His University for Fashion'," 10 July 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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