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GUEST POST BY SARAH OF WAYWARD GIRL: FOUR MEN’S FASHION FAUX PAS

Well hello all! I am pleased to have Sarah of  Wayward Girl guest blogging today! Sarah, show the gents (and those of us who love them) how to sidestep style slip ups!

As one of the few ladies in film production, I’ve gotten used to being one of the guys. That’s why it breaks my heart when guy friends of mine don’t understand how their lack of style affects their dating game.

Yes, it is shallow and sad to admit that the way a guy dresses has a huge impact on our opinion of him, but it’s a truth universally acknowledged. That’s why I’ve compiled my four biggest fashion no-no’s for all of our favorite men, because let’s face it, they would be lost without us.

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1. Plaid Shorts, Cargo Shorts, or Any Combination of the Two

I’m not sure what it is about plaid shorts that bother me so much, especially seeing as I’m a sucker for a nice beard and a plaid, flannel shirt, but something about the pattern on the lower half of the body just doesn’t sit right with me. I think it’s because it reminds me of my middle school days and all of those pre-teen loves that some how didn’t work out.

The same goes for cargo shorts. If I see a guy in either it’s just an automatic NO THANK YOU because this is not 2002, you are not a cast member of Veronica Mars, and unless you are a rugged explorer about to set sail for safari, you do not need that many pockets.

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2. Sporty Sunglasses

Before a guy puts on a pair of these he needs to ask himself these questions.

1. Am I Lance Armstrong?

2. Am I about to go snowboarding and or surfing?

3. Do I want to look like a tool?

If the answer to any of these questions is NO, then stay away from the super sporty aerodynamic shades and stick to classics like wayfarers and aviators, for everyone’s sake.

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3. “Funny” Graphic Tees

Yes, okay some the shirts from the website woot! are cool, but nothing is a bigger turnoff than a guy wearing an ironic t-shirt, especially one that is neither original or funny.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing hotter than a guy rocking his favorite band’s tee (as long as it’s not Creed or Dave Matthews), but a guy’s sense of humor should be the only funny thing about him.

[via discount bedroom furniture]

4. Black Shirt + Neon Tie Combos

I was on the speech team in high school so I know all about guys and terrible dress shirt+tie combos, and I’m here to say that they just need to stay away from black dress shirts, especially with solid neon ties.

Yes, it’s true, a guy whose confident enough to sport a pink tie obviously has something going for him, but there’s a difference between pink and fuchsia.

Ladies, let us know what you think! Can you stand a guy in plaid shorts or do you have other fashion feux pas that drive you crazy?

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MEN: CASUAL SWAG

I will dare to say that any man can look handsome in a suit or formal wear. It’s a no brainer. But if you are not certain about your taste in tailoring, there are throngs of professionals available in any department or formal wear store to get you correctly suited and booted! The real test of style for men is casual wear. Fellas, you can majorly flop or fly eagle high in your choices for day wear. Here are five must have garments that belong in your closet!

ONE- WELL FITTED STRAIGHT LEG JEANS

Images from truereligionjeans.com

Images from truereligionjeans.com

Jeans are an American classic you must have them. They are great for casual events for day or night. Your jeans have to have a great fit! No sagging! No drooping! Guys stick to straight leg or boot cut fits for a look that is modern without being fussy. Don’t take things to the extreme and start buying skinnies and jeggings. Unless, you happen to be Lil Wayne or a contestant in RuPaul’s Drag Race.

TWO – PANTS IN A HUE OTHER THAN BLUE

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 Step out in army green, tan, white, brown or gray chinos, cargos and jeans. Don’t be afraid to add color to your wardrobe. If you are brave try a very trendy pair of red pants. Temper their brightness by wearing all your other articles of clothing in neutrals like gray and black. Step out of the box! You can’t wear blue jeans every day! Your casual look should not resemble a uniform.

THREE – CARDIGAN SWEATERS

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 You need a nice sweater or two. For spring/summer days wear it in place of a jacket. Go for cardigans with detailed buttons, toggle closures or suede elbow patches. Pair your cardigan with a cotton V-neck t-shirt, chinos and deck shoes for a relaxed weekend look.

FOUR – A BOMBER JACKET

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A bomber jacket reads polished and fashion forward. You can really express your individuality in the style you choose. Minimalist men, opt for a neutral shade in suede or leather. Attention grabbing gents, opt for colorful versions or letterman style bombers.

FIVE – CASUAL SHOES

The school of thought that gym shoes are only for the gym is dated. Take your queue from rappers Pharelle, Kanye and Wiz Kahlifa they invest in stylish gym shoes that you would never dare wear for a pick up game at the gym, as they are too special for the hardwood.

You also need casual shoes that are not gym shoes! Deck shoes are a great choice and they are clearly having a moment this spring. Don’t leave the house in those flip-flops with socks. Invest in a Manly-Pedi and a pair of sandals. Also consider loafers. They can add a bit of sophistication to your jeans, throw on a gray sport coat and t-shirt and you are ready for happy hour with your lady.

Ok Fellas, now that you have the basics there is only one thing to say… READY SET DRESSS!

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Edited by Cheryl Y. Hunt

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