Most Common Fashion Mistakes

  • Csrobbie2000

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    Aug 13, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    Inspired by the Gay Fashion List thread, here's a few common fashion mistakes made by many men. Please feel free to add more to it.

    1. T-shirts that are too long or too short - T-shirts should end about midway down your fly. Other than that, it is either too short or too long.

    2. Pants that are too long or too short - Remember these rules: Khaki and dress pants should end at the top of your shoe's heel. Jeans can be worn to the bottom of the heel (they actually make you look leaner and taller). Anything longer -- for all types of pants -- is too long.

    3. Too many fabrics - in the minds of many, fabrics exist in a certain "class." Silk is generally considered more formal than denim, while linen shirts don't exactly scream "corduroy pants!" Leather will always be more masculine than, say, tweed. You can dance around many of these fabric mismatches by simply keeping your winter and summer clothes separate. Winter fabrics tend to be heavier, denser and rougher, while summer fabrics are mostly made of natural fibers, single-layered and airy. Keep them away from each other and you should be fine.

    4. Ties that hang awkwardly - Ties should reach the top of your belt buckle and have a dimple in the center of their knot.

    5. Pants without a belt - if you're wearing your shirt tucked into your pants, it is necessary to wear a belt. A belt literally ties your outfit together especially when you’re dressing up.

    6. Socks with sandals - enough said!!!

    7. Classless clipping - clipping cell phones, BlackBerrys and other devices to your waist. Not only does it look cheesy and tasteless, strapping electronics to yourself makes you look wider and shorter. You’ll also draw attention to your middle
    if you decide to join your PDA to your hip, and you probably don’t want the first thing others notice about you to be your waistline -- particularly if you have a burgeoning beer belly. Plus, piling on gadgets makes you seem ridiculously busy, but you run the risk of being perceived as self-important if others notice that you’re not actually as pressed for time as you appear.
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    Sometimes, you have 3 devices and no pockets.. (phone, PDA, pager). It doesn't mean I'm busy. It just means that I need to be reached wherever I am if something goes wrong. And you can't hang 'em around your neck...
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Crocs

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 13, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Those super short nylon Dolphin gym shorts like Richard Simmons wears. Gawd, throw those things away! Better yet, burn 'em!!! There's a guy at my gym who wears them, and he's got that long feathered, badly weaved blonde hair. I'm like "Dude, what are you -- a Bee Gee?"
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    lean_jock74 saidSometimes, you have 3 devices and no pockets.. (phone, PDA, pager). It doesn't mean I'm busy. It just means that I need to be reached wherever I am if something goes wrong. And you can't hang 'em around your neck...

    Oh, pshaw! Put the phone on vibrate and stick it in your shorts!
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    StripperRocco saidCrocs



    LOL crocs... I own a pair that are collecting dust.

    I think a big fashion mistake is not matching colors properly or not wearing the right colors to flatter one self.
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I can never get that damn "dimple" in my tie no matter HOW many times I try! GRRRR! icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    I'm getting very tired of seeing the deep v-neck tee-shirt, especially when there's a lot of stomach bouncing around underneath it.
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    I have 3 modes of dress. For the general public, for myself, for a specific individual or group (i.e. friends going to a club). That goes beyond or rather in addition to the alternatives of casual, business and formal modes. Each of those overlapping conditions determine the rules to follow.
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    I know many of you will disagree, but flip-flops and long pants! Enough already. Stop the madness!
  • kinetic

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    Aug 13, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    2 words:
    Popped collars.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 13, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    5537B00B saidI know many of you will disagree, but flip-flops and long pants! Enough already. Stop the madness!



    Maybe it's just me, but I actually like that look
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    Trying telling people in San Diego not to wear flip flops with everything.

    You will be tarred and feathered
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    sdn8 saidTrying telling people in San Diego not to wear flip flops with everything.

    You will be tarred and feathered


    People's feet get really nasty in New York when they wear flip flops.
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    1) MUGGS!!! (men's uggs)

    2) TEVA or teva-type sandals (HIDEOUS! and NO, i don't care how 'practical' they are. find another alternative)

    3) gnarly feet in sandals or flip-flops
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    OK...maybe you guys can tell me this.

    one of the things thats not gay about me is my lack of sense of style. my friends allison and andrea are required to go with me when i shop, otherwise i waste money. they say "yeah ttyler that looks good on you" or "wtf are you thinking put that down".

    anyway. one thing THEY say is that black and brown do NOT go together. for example, brown sandals when i have a black shirt on, or my black sandals with a brown shirt. i know brown belts dont go with black pants because they are literally next to each other. but whats the big deal with brown sandals with a black jacket or shirt????
  • Squarejaw

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    Aug 13, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    Pleats.

    Unless you're TRYING to look dumpy and fat.
  • kinetic

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    Aug 13, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidPleats.

    Unless you're TRYING to look dumpy and fat.


    That's hilarious!
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I am a fashion mistake, and proud of it. That is why I "married" the guy I did. He is the GQ man in the relationship and is constantly trying to guide me to gay fashion nirvana.
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    Aug 13, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidPleats.

    Unless you're TRYING to look dumpy and fat.


    ...or sexy as hell!

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  • art_smass

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    Aug 13, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    The most common fashion mistake is believing that other people really give a rat's ass about how you dress, like the world somehow revolves around your public image.

    One man's distressed designer denim is another man's pleated Dockers: To me, anything can look horrible on anyone (and it usually does). The only people who don't routinely look like fools are the ones who wear what they want to wear. I love fashion's freakiest stars. At the moment, Tilda Swinton is my hero, and Simon Doonan's Eccentric Glamour is my bible.
  • Squarejaw

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    Aug 13, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    Um...I rest my case:
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    Even a model can't pull off pleats AND horizontal stripes.
  • art_smass

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    Aug 13, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    That outfit would work with some fuzzy bear ears.
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    Aug 13, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    Csrobbie2000 saidInspired by the Gay Fashion List thread, here's a few common fashion mistakes made by many men. Please feel free to add more to it.


    5. Pants without a belt - if you're wearing your shirt tucked into your pants, it is necessary to wear a belt. A belt literally ties your outfit together especially when you’re dressing up.


    I beg to differ. Pants, when they fit properly, can be hot without a belt. A belt is an accessory--for a reason. Ask any seasoned stylist.
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    Aug 13, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    Brown Sandals and Navy blue socks wtf?