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What Boyfriends Should(n’t) Wear

Monday, 26 November 2012 Leave a Comment

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Let's face it, sometimes men are pretty clueless when it comes to fashion. This article will help them navigate the fickle world of fashion. So next time he wants to wear his Aloha shirt to dinner, show him this post and he'll soon see the error of his ways.


Don't wear all your gold at once. 
We all like to wear a bit of bling and the right jewelry can put the finishing touches to an outfit, but don't go overboard. Where guys are concerned, less is almost always more.

Don't flash the chest fuzz.
Shirts that show a little too much chest hair are less than desirable, think the Hoff in his Knight Rider days. If you're wearing a button down shirt one or two buttons undone is enough.

Don't dress like you're in Jamaica when you're in Bognor Regis.
Leave the hula shirts on the beach. The same goes for your sombrero.

Don't dress like a bank robber. 
Balaclavas have a bad reputation. Sure, they're brilliant for those chilly winter mornings, but seeing a grown man wearing a Balaclava is enough to make anyone feel uneasy. Unless you want people to keep their distance, don't wear one.

Don't dress like a baby.
There's a worrying trend happening in the fashion world, known as the onesie. The onesie is basically a romper suits for adults. No one, and i repeat no one over the age of 3 should wear one. Just don't do it... promise?


Do wear smart men's shoes.
Some women admit that the first thing they look at is a man's shoes, so toss away those Crocs and don't even think about pairing socks with sandals. A good tip is to separate your shoes into smart and casual. Nice simple trainers/Converse or loafers for casual days and smarter black/brown leather shoes for work and evenings out.

Do invest in a good suit.
At some point you will have to attend functions like weddings, christenings etc. Having a well-tailored suit is essential. If you're usually a casual dresser then one suit will be enough, just make sure to go for a classic style that won't go out of fashion. A simple black or dark grey one will do. Avoid two-tones and shiny materials, you don't want to look like a peacock in pigeons nest.

Do buy a simple dress shirt.
These shirts are brilliant for both smart and casual occasions. Worn with a tie and suit, you'll look like a dapper gent and worn buttoned down with some slacks, you'll be ready for that after work drinking session or dinner out with the family.

Do wear nice underwear.
One thing a lot of men neglect to update is their underwear. Nice underwear is not just for women. It's a good idea to buy new underwear every once in a while if yours are looking tired and faded.

Do don the denim.
Denim works hard for its money, often lasting years, so a good pair of jeans will see you through all kinds of manly activities. Jeans are the iconic casual trouser and no closet is complete without them.

Do look good casual.
Plain polo shirts are an everyday must have. They're comfy, casual and will go great with a pair of jeans or slacks. They were originally designed for sports, so they allow freedom of movement as well as being smarter than most sports attire.

Do own a belt.
There's nothing worse than builders bum. Nobody wants to see your rear every time you bend over so buy a good, sturdy belt. The only moon rising should be in the sky!

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  • Neurotic Workaholic said:  

    I like this post, and I agree with all of your tips, especially the one about not showing too much chest hair. I'd also add that guys should be careful about not showing their back hair either. It's also nice if they know how to wear good cologne without showering in it.

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