Gen-Y men and ‘fast fashion’: Who values it?

Jihyun Sung, Hongjoo Woo

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Abstract

Fast fashion refers to the clothing that follows the latest fashion trends at affordable prices. Although fast fashion could cause environmental, social and ethical issues, it has been widely consumed by young consumers because of its various styles with inexpensive prices. Thus, the current study investigated how Gen-Y males’ varied decision-making styles influence their perceptions towards fast fashion differently. The results of an online survey collected from 335 Gen-Y males showed that there are two different decision-making groups: indifferent realists and conscious fashionistas, which were dissimilar in their ethnic distribution. Further, their varied decision-making dimensions influenced their perceptions towards fast fashion differently. These results contribute towards the existing literature related to fast fashion and provide insightful perceptions for fast fashion marketers in targeting Gen-Y male consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-159
Number of pages19
JournalCritical Studies in Men's Fashion
Volume6
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

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