One of the beautiful things about fashion is that there are many different purposes behind it. One of the most common uses of fashion is to blend in and be one of the group. After all, many people do have a fear of loneliness or being excluded. Therefore, they do everything they can to stick to convention in order to avoid ridicule and ostracism. However, there are people that dare to stand out in ways that they choose even at the risk of being kicked out of the group. Often times, these types of people have faced exclusion and have tried hard to fit in as one of the members of the group. They have decided that it is not worth it.
The beauty of fashion is that both uses are valid. For people who want to blend in with fashion, there is the idea of acceptance. However, they may not get any extra attention or admiration. For people who dare to express their own style and stand out, the risk of exclusion also comes with the possibility of admiration from others depending on how they put together their outfit.
The fashion industry does serve both groups of people. However, the people that are going to have an easier time finding clothes is the group that wants to blend in, especially if they are men. Stores like J. Crew and J.C. Penny tend to stick to convention for men. For people who want to express their own sense of style which is different from the norm, there is a need to search deeper. While there is H&M and Urban Outfitters, the best bet for men is to go online to find clothes that represent their own sense of style.