Shoes: mandals, flip-flops, square-toed shoes
It is widely known that fashion is mostly for women. Yes, we do pay attention to what we wear; we follow strict guidelines about style; we make rules to break them all the time. But men are in the game as well. If anyone ever thought that men are not prone to making fashion mistakes because they have a lot less to choose from, think twice, and stay tuned to learn what they can but should be banned from doing. Some of the mistakes they make are even worse than ours!
As if guys wearing sandals is not bad enough, those who wear them somehow have a tendency to pair them up with socks. Especially white, sports socks.
If you ever see any mandals at his place, make sure you bring a big purse next time and smuggle them out to the first dumpster. The world will thank you. And if asked about them – you never even knew he had them.
Same goes for wearing flip flops in public – and anything with open toes, in fact – unless on the beach.
Only ladies should experiment with different sorts of shoes, and how to match them to our clothing. And it’s a trend, and we abandon it very often. Men, while we respect your freedom of expression, please, don’t do it.
That is one of the reasons why square-toed shoes are not acceptable anymore. They may have been okay for a while, but that time is now gone. Rather go for rounded toe, which is classic.
Another thing to teach guys is that white, sports socks do NOT match every clothing they have. Particularly not business suits. Only the late Michael Jackson could pull this off, and it was the thing – for him and him only. Like Marilyn Monroe’s blond hair, red lipstick and dark eyebrows. Some people just can wear unacceptable things and make them look good. Others, which is a huge majority, cannot.
To solve this problem of wearing sports socks to absolutely everything, make him buy a couple of pairs of socks to match his formal shoes he wears to those suits. This way, at least, he’ll have some help when faced with a drawer of socks.
They may think ironing is a waste of time, or they feel intimidated by the iron if they ruined something in the past. Or their mother always did it for them. Or you have no time to do the ironing now.
Whatever the case, while casual clothing may not suffer that much from being wrinkled, business attire must be immaculate. So it’s time for him to learn how to use an iron and to read the labels so as not to burn the cloth. Or find alternatives to ironing.
Hats and jewellery
Guys like hats, but some of them just have to go. While baseball caps and beanies are acceptable and functional, if you notice some trappers, bucket hats or fedoras, intervene immediately.
Same goes for most examples of hideous male jewellery. Anything except for watches, wedding rings, tie bars and cuff links, maybe also a nice, solid silver necklace, just has to be gone. Asap.
Too large a suit
A suit here is an umbrella term for any type of clothing that is too loose. Casual clothing is okay not to wrap around one’s body too tight, and that’s what makes it so popular, but business attire cannot allow for it. Sometimes guys who are too tall tend to wear clothes that make them look even taller because they buy the first thing they can fit into, even if it’s too big.
Wearing too large a suit makes us look as bad as wearing a suit that is too small or too tight – it does not flatter any figure. Even the best body will look bad if in a suit that does not fit properly. You do not want this for yourself, your best friend or your boyfriend.
This problem can be simply solved by visiting a tailor who will make adjustments to the suit; or even having a suit specially made, in accordance with the body measurements. If you have no tailor nearby, fear not! Nowadays, you have online services that provide custom made suits for you, such as iTailor, an online tailor with a vast array of services and worldwide shipment.
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