When it comes to men’s fashion and men’s style in particular, I always say at the end of the day it’s a matter of preference. In my opinion, I think it’s important to learn the rules and then break them as you see fit. However, there are some rules that should not be broken and some things that are just unacceptable. Therefore, I created a short list of style mistakes that a lot of men make on a daily basis.
- Wrinkled Clothing. I think the chore of ironing clothes has become a lost art and is constantly overlooked by a lot of guys nowadays, but wearing a wrinkled shirt or a wrinkled pair of trousers can definitely a ruin an outfit.
- Too Much Cologne. This is definitely one of my pet peeves and I even discussed it in my post about what to wear for an interview. Just remember that you want to smell good but you don’t want people to smell you before you even enter the room. So just spray a couple times in some of the key areas such as your wrist and neck.
- Clothing Too Tight. For guys that are just getting into #menswear and really like the streamlined and slim fit, please be aware that there is a thin line between slim fit and too tight. When I first decided to improve my style for the better, I would get my pants tailored so tight that it would be impossible to even bend down and tie my shoes. In fact, if I dropped a pen on the floor I wouldn’t even try picking it up. Ironically, I am starting to see a lot of guys make the same mistake that I used to make and although I always say that fit is a matter of preference, just make sure that your clothes are still comfortable and not too restricting.
- Sagging Jeans. I must admit that I used to sag my jeans all throughout high school and in college. I was one of those guys that wore a belt and still felt the need to sag my jeans, because I thought it was cool. However, nowadays I cringe whenever I see guys sagging their jeans and literally showing their ass in public. When I was younger, I couldn’t even imagine wearing my jeans on my waist all the time but now that I’ve grown older, I realized how stupid I looked and how disrespectful it was to sag my jeans and let my underwear be seen in public, especially in the presence of a lady.
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor