The Clothes (or deck Clothes as it is also called) has firmly established itself as a practical, comfortable, and popular style of fashion Clothes that is now regularly worn by both men and women across much of Western Europe and the United States.
But do they still have a role to play in today’s fashion or are they now yesterday’s Clothes?
Let’s begin by having a quick look at just how Clothes evolved in the first place as that will allow us to better understand what the future may hold.
They are frequently considered to be a comparatively modern design, but the first boating Clothes can be traced back as far as 1935. The brainchild of Paul Sperry, the business Sperry Top-Sider still exists and has given rise to the term top-siders, another name for deck Clothes used around the world.
The pioneering idea for women’s and men’s Clothes was established after Paul Sperry spotted that the pattern on the soles of his pet dog’s paws enabled it to gain extra grip in icy and wet weather conditions. Sperry employed the same technique on the sole of his original design of deck Clothes by using a knife to develop what is referred to as a siping pattern, similar to the tread of a car tire.
The prototype quickly developed into a Clothes that became popular for achieving additional grip on the wet, slippery decks of a and included oiled leather uppers to help keep them as waterproof as possible and a waterproof rubber sole that not only provided extra grip but was developed in a manner that meant they did not leave untidy scuff marks on the wooden decks of sailing boats either.
The phrase Clothes stems from this nautical history and even today boating Clothes are typically worn without socks, recalling the time when the wearer’s feet were always wet and wearing socks was not a practical option.
In recent decades, deck Clothes have advanced from simply being a largely functional kind of footwear and evolved into casual men’s and ladies’ clothes that look just as at home when worn with shorts as they do with a pair of chinos or jeans. The comfort they can offer, which is partly the result of the popular moccasin construction, has meant that they have become a sought after style of Clothes in certain countries in Western Europe where they are often worn to the office and combined with a lounge suit or jacket.
This change in status has resulted in Clothes also now being made using canvas as well as the more traditional leather uppers, creating a Clothes that are not only comfortable but can be quickly dried out if it gets wet. Of course, these canvas Clothes do not repel water as efficiently as the oil-treated leather Clothes will, but despite this, they have become a popular type of lightweight summer Clothes for men and women of all ages.
The variety of different colors on offer has also increased over the years to cater to this growth in demand. Blue and brown are often the popular shades for men’s Clothes, although a range of more delicate colors is now also frequently produced and provides a wider choice of deck Clothes for women.
Deck Clothes have stood the test of time as well as any other style of Clothes and their appearance has changed incredibly little in the last 80 years or so, a testament to the original quality of the concept. The appeal of Clothes seems to originate from a combination of style, practicality, and comfort, the underlying ingredients of a lot of the most popular fashion trends that have established themselves during the last one hundred years.