Aidan, in the meantime, not often wore fits, and as a substitute was seen in a stunning array of early-aughts hippie garments: denim button-ups, suede jackets, leather-based pants (!!!), boots, and, now and again, sleeveless flannels. John Corbett, who performed Aidan, has stated one of many perks was he bought to take the clothes home, together with a pair of not-quite-characteristic Prada loafers (that he apparently nonetheless wears).

These boundaries have successfully vanished. Within the years because the present aired, the rise of streetwear, athleisure, and Silicon Valley’s energy hoodie have flipped paradigms and erased lengthy standing hierarchies. And now most guys gown like an amalgam of Aidan and Massive—or gown like Massive sooner or later and Aidan the subsequent. That blend of streetwear and extra formal parts is a formulation that you simply see performed in every single place, from Aime Leon Dore to The Row to Stussy to Dries Van Noten—even Supreme, with their latest forays into tailoring. The inflexible archetypes of yore simply don’t exist in the identical approach, however SATC captured the second when these roles nonetheless mattered, and had been conveyed with garments.

If you and your boy are on completely different waves however nonetheless constructing.

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However the present’s most attention-grabbing menswear legacy doesn’t come from its male characters. As an alternative, it comes from Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda Hobbes, a pushed lawyer whose sartorial affect is unusually long-lasting. In early seasons, Miranda was a suit-and-tie minimalist — which, Agnes defined, was a nod to her standing as a lady making her approach in a male-dominated company surroundings. However the character’s pragmatic selection was nonetheless deeply covetable: even these buttoned-up appears gave loads of early-aughts minimalist tailoring inspo within the vein of Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Dior Homme. And out of doors the workplace, she delivered matches that wouldn’t look misplaced outdoors of the Aime Leon Dore retailer immediately. Take an outfit that has turn into extra well-known as time goes on: saggy overalls with a puffer jacket!

Cynthia Nixon's Miranda Hobbs in maybe the best menswear look from the present's run.

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And in some killer circa-Hedi tailoring.

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In the meantime, her saggy pants, raincoat and fisherman's hat combo appears pulled from a Japanese gorpcore model’s new lookbook. However whereas they could look eccentric, these outfits positively really feel like a snapshot of a sure time in New York: one when legislation places of work required fits and ties, and when life off the clock required outfits extra attuned to the climate forecast than Instagram selfies. Carrie would be the present’s style plate, however there’s a purpose individuals gown up like Miranda for Halloween.


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