5 of the Worst Fashion Suggestions for Men Ever Heard
“Clothes make the man.”
That’s according to the legendary American author, Mark Twain, at least.
In many ways, a man’s fashion look defines him – certainly in the eyes of society, at least.
Whether you’re Justin Bieber or Tupac, Ted Mosby or Steve Jobs or James Bond – fashion imparts meaning to the man.
There’s no going around it: the watch your wear, the shoes you step into, the shirt you button yourself into – they all send a message to the people around you.
Which is why bad fashion advice can be particularly disastrous – especially on the social front.
Chances are, you’ve heard some pretty questionable fashion advice yourself – handed down to you by well-meaning friends or co-workers, perhaps.
Or maybe you encountered such dubious style suggestions from the internet.
We at JWLS have stumbled upon some of the bad fashion advice on the internet – and wanted to share some of it with you (source: reddit.com).
So, prepare to get your cringe on as you read some of the worst men’s fashion advice ever heard.
“There was a guy who said his friends told him he looked good wearing a red polo tee with a black tie.”
Just…no. Where do we even begin with this one? This fashion un-advice makes us think that this guy’s friends might have been pulling a fast one on him just for laughs. Whatever the case might be, let’s just say that a polo tee and a tie isn’t a dashingly-good look. (You know what does go well with a black tie? A fine-fitting suit paired with a stylish watch.)
“As long as your shirt matches your shoes, nothing else matters.”
Actually, there’s a lot more that matters fashion-wise than simply matching your shirt with your shoes. Such one-dimensional fashion suggestions are quickly discarded by well-dressed gentlemen.
“Tuck in your t-shirt – untucked t-shirts are for slobs.”
Let’s see. A tucked in t-shirt is a look that some guys can pull off, but it’s not for everyone – and untucked t-shirts are definitely not the sign of a slob. Lots of fashionable dudes walk around with untucked t-shirts – without inducing a wave of cringey feelings in passerbys.
“Your socks should match your shoes and your belt.”
No, they shouldn’t. That’s all we have to say to that one.
“Socks with sandals can work. You’re missing out!”
Reality: 9/10 times socks-and-sandals are a look worthy only for the Fashion Hall of Infamy (if there was such a place, that is).
These are all, obviously, pretty eyebrow-raising fashion suggestions.
Now, if you want to do something that’ll raise not your eyebrows but your fashion game, take a look at the men’s watches in the JWLS 2018 collection.