Some men play it off like they don’t care about what they wear, but can we be the first to say WE DO! Here are the top 10 worst fashion faux pas that men are repeatedly making, mortals and celebrities alike.
We completely disagree with the fact that some say jewellery is only made for women. Men can wear jewellery, but in both cases, less is more. Wearing a necklace, ten bracelets, a watch, and a pinky ring will convince people that you’re trying to replace Johnny Depp in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. (And as much as we love Johnny, that's not necessarily a good thing.)
Socks and Sandals
Contrary to popular belief, socks and sandals are not even remotely attractive. There is no way you are too busy to put on shoes if you have the time to struggle getting your socked foot into those thong sandals.
Don’t get us wrong, we love our plaids, stripes, polka dots, and checkers...we just don’t love them all together. Stick to a single pattern and choose complementing shades in that pattern for the rest of your ensemble. Your significant other will thank you (and us).
We don’t understand how men can buy clothing without trying it on first. Baggy clothing looks unkempt and is unacceptable for anyone over the age of 15 (we'd say it's even questionable for those under 15). We love ya Lil’ Wayne, but we aren’t really a fan of the pants-falling-down look.
The Too-Tight T-Shirt
Most men probably think Spanx are painful and uncomfortable, but we think the same thing about your super tight T-shirt--it's painful and uncomfortable for us to look at. Do us a favour and try your clothing on before you buy it. The fact that you can see every nook and cranny on your torso should be enough for you to put it back on the hanger.
Sunglasses at Night…and Indoors
This offense is only magnified when combined with the too-tight T-shirt and the too many accessories. We feel it's necessary to say that "The Situation" from Jersey Shore should not be seen as a fashion icon.
Oddly Shaped Dress Shoes
Some men are notorious for not paying attention to detail, so it’s our job to teach them about the dos and don’ts of life...and footwear. Do wear dress shoes that have a hint of a point and a squared-off tip. Don’t wear shoes that look like they had a leading role in The Lord of The Rings or Bozo The Clown. And especially don't wear those shoes with white socks!
Super Deep V-Neck
It’s one thing to wear a V-neck, but it’s quite another to show off your man cleavage in public. Save that for the bedroom, Ed.
Running shoes are called "running shoes" because they should be used for running. If you're going to wear them as part of a casual look, make sure the rest of the outfit goes with them. We can’t stand seeing a well-dressed man who ruins his entire outfit by wearing a pair of old stinky sneakers.
Childish Graphic T-Shirts
After the age of 13, it's no longer OK to sport T-shirts that say “I’m with stupid” or “no one is ugly after 2am.” Shaquille O’Neal wore this to a Superman movie premiere so we’ll let it slide this time. The next offender won’t be so lucky.
Not Abiding by Dress Codes
Who wears shorts to a black tie event? Apparently Pharrell does--and he's not the only man who doesn't abide by dress codes. If you're unsure about something, ask. Don't show up to an engagement party in sweats.