In this day and age of fashion it just boggles me when I see the way some guys dress. It makes me wonder if any of them really look in a mirror before leaving the house in the morning. Now I will be the first to admit being a casual dresser, as my job does not require upscale business attire every day, but I do otherwise dress to look good, and when out on the road seeing clients the suit and tie is the required uniform. Some men out there know how to rock their clothes, and I applaud them. Then there are the others that I see every day in NYC on the subways and walking the streets that make me roll my eyes in anguish.
I realize that dressing well will make a dent in the wallet. I have fried my credit card at times when out clothes shopping. I know that not everyone can sometimes afford expensive threads, yet there are ways to look stylish without breaking the bank. Many stores nowadays carry name brand duds that are made and priced for the “regular guy” out there. Kohl’s, KMart, Target and others offer an alternative to the overpriced designer lines that make clothes shopping a nightmare. Let’s face it, most guys hate shopping to begin with as we would rather be at a bar watching the game, or chilling out on our couch playing video games. I need to go out myself and update my wardrobe but I am too damn lazy to give up a weekend day to do it. I need a personal shopper! Why can’t I be rich?
Here are a few don’ts when it comes to menswear. These are just my opinions as I do realize that everyone has their own views on what is fashionable and what isn’t. I really think some people get dressed in the dark.
Crocs – NO! Just no! For the love of men everywhere stop wearing these hideous things. Invest in a good pair of shoes, sandals, or sneakers. Wearing these tells me that you have just really given up. Which brings me to…..
Sandals with socks – Oh hell no! Are you a grandpa with bad fashion? Never do this. Which leads to…..
Hey man, did you put your shoes through a wood chipper? – Crappy shoes kill your look. At least get them shined once in a while. No reason to have mud and dog poop on them. Ever.
Dude, where is the flood? – Why do I see guys every day wearing a nice suit and then seeing three inches of socks peeking out under too short pants legs? Is there a nerd convention in town?
Fat guy in a little coat – Um, that blazer might have fit you forty pounds ago. You’re really not fooling anyone Disco Dan. Time to hit the Big & Tall Man’s section.
Ever hear of an iron? – That shirt looks like you have been sleeping on it for a month. Wrinkles just look bad. Iron the shirt or get it pressed. There are only 6,387,459 dry cleaners here in NYC to do it for you.
Tie one on correctly – Hey, other than having kinky 50 Shades of Grey type sex know how to wear a tie. It should rest right above the belt buckle or belt line. When it rests right below your chest or on your gut it just looks like a bad comedy sketch.
No one wants to see your underwear! – I really hate this trash baggy pants look. Pants riding so low the crotch is down by the knees. Boxers or nasty looking briefs for all the world to see. Honestly dude, you look like an asshole. It’s not an attractive look.
So, what fashion faux pas do you see out there that annoy you? Do you wince at some of these I mentioned, or do you disagree?