The Most Common Men’s Style Acronyms & Abbreviations

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If you’re new to the world of #menswear, I’m sure that you’ve come across an acronym and had no idea what it stood for. This used to happen to me all the time when I first started doing my research and becoming more familiar with the culture. In fact, I would see some sentences that were full of abbreviations and completely lose interest.

Therefore, I’ve put together a list of the most common men’s style acronyms to help you out along the way. This list is only the tip of iceberg and I could have went on for days because a new acronym or abbreviation pops up everyday. However, these are some of the most common ones that you will find on other fashion blogs, magazines, Instagram, and especially on eBay.

Common Men’s Style Acronyms

PS = Pocket Squares

OCBD = Oxford cloth button down (shirts)

FF = Flat Front (trousers)

MOP = Mother-of-pearl (buttons)

FC = French cuffs (dress shirts)

DB = Double Breasted (jacket)

GQ = Gentlemen’s Quarterly

RTW = Ready To Wear

OTR = Off The Rack

3R2 = Three Roll Two

FIH = Four In Hand (tie knot)

LWB = Longwing Brogue

PTB = Plain Toe Blucher

MTM = Made To Measure

NWT = New With Tags

BNWT = Brand New With Tags

NWOT = New WithOut Tags

MSRP = Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

PRL = Polo Ralph Lauren

RRL = Double RL

BB = Brooks Brothers

OOTD = Outfit Of The Day

WIWT = What I Wore Today

WIW = What I Wore

WAYW = What Are You Wearing

WAYWT = What Are You Wearing Today


As always, thanks for reading and be sure to check out The Dapper Advisor Boutique for all of the latest additions!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

Photography courtesy of @MrApMajor

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