- Male Fashion Faux Pas
Men are given a bad rap when it comes to fashion and understandably so.
There are some men that often go out in public looking like they dressed in the dark. If you worry that you might be categorized with these blind dressers, make sure that you avoid the following fashion mistakes.
White Socks with Dark Pants Nothing looks worse than blinding white socks when you're wearing nice trousers. Unless you want people to stare at your ankles, it is best to match your socks to your trousers.
For example if you are wearing a dark blue suit and brown leather shoes, the best option is dark blue socks.
The next best thing would be neutral brown socks to blend in with the shoes. The whole idea is to minimize attention drawn to your ankles.
Novelty Ties or Clothing You may be a fan of Star Wars or you may be a festive soul, but you don't have to wear it all over your clothes.
Novelty ties, shirts, and other clothing are the opposite of sophistication. They can be tempting, but if you want to be taken seriously, leave the blinking Christmas reindeer tie at home.
Big Shoes Clunky shoes are a thing of the past. A decade ago, they may have been acceptable, but today, classic slim shoes work best.
Clothes that Don't Fit If you follow any fashion rules, this may be the important of them all. Wear clothes that fit! Avoid disgusting everyone by avoiding clothes that are too tight. Also baggy and sagging clothes suggest immaturity and should be avoided unless you are pursuing a career as a rap star.
This also applies to pant length. When wearing jeans it is appropriate to wear them to floor. However, when you are wearing trousers or suit pants, the hem should end at the top of the shoe heel. And unless there is a flood, you should make a strong effort to avoid pants that are too short. A good tailor can ensure that your trousers are cut to the perfect length.
Brand Names Clothes that showcase the brand name all over the outside are not classy or acceptable unless you are serving as a sponsor. Don't let the clothing companies use you as free advertisement.
Short Sleeve Shirts with a Tie Unless it is a uniform or you work fast food, avoid wearing a short sleeve button up shirt with a tie. It suggests lack of class and looks silly. Stick to full sleeve button up shirts when wearing a tie.
Too Much Jewellery Don't wear too much bling. When at the office or on business, one nice watch is sufficient but make sure it is not so gaudy that people can't look at anything else. Save all other rings, necklaces, earrings for after-hours occasions.
Dressing appropriately is critical to success because it is your appearance that gives the first impression. If you avoid these common men's fashion faux pas you will certainly be on the right path to becoming a successful dresser. Before you know it people will be admiring your dress rather than laughing at it.