Retro fashion has had a huge resurgence in recent years, with the influence from decades gone by being back on trend. Whether it is men’s or women’s fashion, retro clothing, accessories, footwear and in particular watches are some of the most sought after pieces available.
Men’s fashion watches feature a strong slant towards the retro and with this comes, generally speaking, a lower price point. A lot of the 80s and 90s inspired watches feature simple and slim designs, with a great example being the latest Casio watches range.
Casio watches, in particular the retro collection, give a real feel of the 80s and 90s, with many styles based on designs which were popular at the time. Slim metallic silver and gold tone pieces or colourful plastics with rubber straps can cost as little as £15 – £20, making them a no brainer when it comes to individualising your look.
OK, so these watches aren’t going to be suitable for formal wear, but for everyday wear, as something that will turn heads and act as a conversation piece, you won’t find many better. Some Casio watches even come with calculators built in, to get that full on ‘Geek Chic’ look!
For those who are after something refined with a retro appeal, Timex offer timeless classic watches at great prices too. Simple round dials, metallic casing and straps that are either fabric, metallic or reptile skin detailed leather are particularly worth considering. This simplicity in design is what gives these Timex watches their retro feel; no frills, a single crown and a look that could have come from any decade in the last 50 years!
The reason behind this current retro watch trend is that retro and vintage clothing had become one of the biggest trends of the decade, with men favouring slim fit trousers, t-shirts and polo’s with printed slogans – some with prints of TV shows or iconic movies from decades ago. The majority of current high-street fashion is tailored to this retro market, and even the more subtly aimed pieces have tell-tale signs that they have been influence by this trend.
To put it simply, the perfect accompaniment to vintage inspired clothing is a retro watch. Whether that be to match the decade of fashion you were aiming for, or to mix and match an array of era’s to create an eclectic but effortlessly stylish look.