While a big chunk of metro dwellers panic from the Basyang-caused electricity, food and water, excellent-PAGASA-equipment, etc., shortages, I bump into a very relevant poll on, yes, men’s fashion. As if I’m a fashion connoisseur myself alright, the survey from Shine Yahoo sought the exact turn-offs women perceive. So for you guys, metrosexual or not, I think this maybe as useful to avoid style confrontations with an Esquire guy along the gutter.
XS VS XL
Sometimes a poorly tailored/ill-fitting outfit is the worst. Shine user Bowhead said that when clothing hangs on a guy it make him look like he lacks confidence. Erin agrees. “I don’t know about you all, but I like a guy to show off a good figure if he’s got it.” [Clothing that is too big/doesn’t fit properly]
In retrospect, I myself am guilty of this. With my physique, I always go to buy brand new cute graphic shirts that are fit but kind of skimpy (Lol), or otherwise bitin.
Imma Pitcher, Baby
They’re alright for kids, but what about on men? Shine user Chrissy says, “The one I can’t stand is that every guy that has a day off from work must wear a ball cap. Criminy, let it go!” User sun2go echoed this sentiment. “Baseball caps belong at a game or participating in some outdoor activity. Period!” [Baseball hats]
What’s wrong with baseball hats?! My father and I have a lot of these at home. Then again, it’s just my dad and I.
Bling (Confessions of a King)
9% of our readers think loads of bling is an eyesore. One good rule of thumb is to wear less than your lady. [Too much jewelry]
Pardon the The Killers song, but I’m happy with a watch, necklace, and some baller. I was never a fan of the gangsta vibe. No offense to the hiphop generation.
If the man in question looked like this in a tank, perhaps women wouldn’t mind. But user suchaclevergirl isn’t feeling this trend. “[White tank top undershirts] worn as main shirt? GROSS. Who wants to see your hairy pits? Put a real shirt on!!” [White Undershirts]
Of course, I could never have the gall to pull this habit off. Aside from I’m too shy to show to the entire world my anatomy except when I’m at the beach or in my room, I ain’t no Calvin Klein hotshot anyway. Rofl.
SnarkyMonkey quipped, “Why has no one said men wearing pants that are too tight and/or with women’s cuts? To me that trumps anything on the list.” In fact, tight jeans received many write-in votes. [Skinny jeans]
To be honest, I only have a single pair of skinny jeans. And it’s not that skinny itself. You all know somehow I can’t imagine my legs desperate, trapped, airless in denim. Never.
We considered these an obvious fashion faux pas, but readers felt strongly that fanny packs were the worst accessory ever. Shine user Ryann asked, “How is it that fanny packs are not up there? They’re right up there with *shivers* socks ‘n’ sandals.”[Fanny packs]
Who even wears those these days? Well, aside from those who find living in some illegal activity or tax-collecting.
These teeny swimsuits for guys may be accepted more internationally, but 17% of Shine readers feel they are a major no-no. “Speedos?! Most guys just CANNOT pull it off,” says Shine user bookaholic1. “Wearing speedos and looking hot is a talent, which unfortunately most men who love to wear them are not gifted with.” [Speedos]
19% of those polled thought sandals with socks were the worst offense. Really, we just don’t get it. If it’s warm enough to wear sandals, just let your toes breathe. Otherwise, wear real shoes![Sandals in socks]
I used to do this when I was young, when those Timberland sandals were a hit.
Though it wasn’t an easy decision for some to make, saggy jeans received 18% of the vote and by far the most angry comments. “I have to vote for one?! I suppose the baggy jeans bother me the most to the point of disgust,” wrote Emily. Male user MichaelN agrees that this style has overstayed its welcome. “1993 fashion statement. It’s 2010, time to give it up.” [Baggy/saggy pants]
Never was a fan of this anyway. I used to have three pairs, and two were I think, Dickies. Can’t find them now. Must’ve burned them by my guardian angel.
A whopping 21% voted Ed Hardy items to be the most offensive fashion crime. Shine user Emily commented, “I think a man should look put together, not like he’s still lost in high school with the Ed Hardy tees.” Erin is baffled by their popularity writing, “What I don’t understand is how Ed Hardy is still in business, since everyone seems to hate it so much (including me).” [Ed Hardy and ther blaring labels]
Nuff said (Lee, Stan, 2007).
PS I think I’m gonna be ll. Nurse please. 😦