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  • Writer's pictureStefan S.

9 Items Stylish Men Would Never Wear


Let's talk straight, gentlemen; you're facing a crucial decision.

In our world, there are two types of men: those who take pride in their appearance and those who claim not to care.

Deep down, we all care about how we're perceived by others. It's a primal instinct to seek acceptance and recognition from our peers.

Yet, some men seem to resist putting any effort into their appearance, opting instead for comfort as a badge of honour.

But here's the truth: even those who claim indifference secretly desire to be seen as stylish and attractive.

If you aspire to be the kind of man who exudes trustworthiness, attractiveness, and discipline, then this post is for you. We'll delve into the nine clothing items that you should avoid at all costs.

Stick with me, and by the end of this post, you'll have valuable insights to up your style game and catch the eye of that special someone.

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Before we dive into the specifics, let's set the record straight. There's a time and place for most items of clothing, and we acknowledge that.

For instance, donning a three-piece suit at the gym would be absurd. However, if you ever do, take a picture and tag us on Instagram; we'd love to see it.

When an item appears on this list, it means that it should be avoided in everyday situations like casual outings, lunch dates, or meetings with friends.

Now, without further ado, let's delve into the nine fashion items that can undermine your style.


Number 1: Overalls

Let's begin with overalls. Here's a simple question: Are you a farmer? No? Then why are you wearing overalls?

Overalls, also known as dungarees, have a utilitarian history and are primarily designed for people who work in agriculture and construction. When worn outside of these contexts, they come across as impractical and out of place.

And don't throw the "comfort" argument at me because you and I both know that being comfortable and being stylish have nothing in common.

Overalls are ugly. Simple as that. They will make you look like a man-child and will not only not increase your social standing but severely decrease it.

Number 2: Childish Sneakers

Now, hold your horses; we're not condemning sneakers altogether.

In fact, there are some remarkable sneaker designs that seamlessly complement smart casual outfits.

However, if you're past the age of 13, why cling to those garish, juvenile sneakers? You know, the ones that come in blinding neon colors and boast soles thicker than a dictionary?

Sneakers can undoubtedly be stylish and versatile. The key lies in choosing mature, understated designs that enhance your overall look without making you resemble an overgrown adolescent.

Number 3: Cargo Pants

Let's address cargo pants, shall we?

Regardless of how many items they can accommodate in their myriad pockets, they remain tacky and juvenile.

Consider this: What necessitates the need for an abundance of pockets in your daily life?

Unless you're enlisted in the military, there's hardly a valid reason to don cargo pants outside of specialized scenarios.

So, unless your intention is to parade your Magic: The Gathering card collection wherever you go, it's best to explore more refined options.

Number 4: Crocs

Ah, Crocs. The go-to footwear choice of comfort aficionados worldwide.

Justin Bieber may sport Crocs relentlessly, but that's no reason for you to follow suit.

Crocs often denote a casual, carefree look that doesn't mesh well with more polished ensembles.

And for those suggesting, "You're just too broke to afford them," let's set the record straight—Crocs are accessible to nearly everyone. You can snag a pair for $20 at your local Walmart.

Here's a nugget of wisdom: If your grandmother is sporting an article of clothing around the house, it might be wise to steer clear of it.

Number 5: Earrings

While we're avid proponents of tasteful jewelry, there are boundaries, and earrings often cross them.

Bracelets and neck chains can enhance your style, and signet rings and cufflinks exude sophistication.

However, when it comes to earrings, it's best to steer clear. They tend to divert attention and disrupt the overall aesthetic.

Number 6: Fanny Packs

Now, onto fanny packs. If your intention is not to look like a dork intentionally, then why are you wearing fanny packs?

Fanny packs, also known as bum bags in some regions, were a fad in the '80s and '90s.

While they might be functional for carrying small items, they make you look completely unstylish, unprofessional, and, dare I say, childish.

Instead, opt for alternatives like a sleek leather briefcase, a versatile duffel bag, or a sophisticated messenger bag. These choices not only cater to your functional needs but also elevate your overall appearance.

Remember, you want women to see a masculine, professional man, not el ganso con la riñonera (fanny pack dork).

Number 7: Smart Watches

Now, let's address the subject of smartwatches. There's a common misconception that they epitomize sophistication and technology. However, the reality often differs.

Smartwatches, while undoubtedly "smart" in terms of their features, often lack the timeless elegance of their analog counterparts. Analog watches exude class, elegance, and masculinity.

Analog watches are versatile, serving as statement pieces that complement both formal and casual attire. Their timeless appeal makes them an integral part of any stylish man's wardrobe.

Consider my own Apple Watch, for instance. It's a nifty gadget, but I only use it when hitting the gym. That's the extent of its utility.

There is nothing smart about smart watches -Me

Number 8: Wife Beaters or Tank Tops

Now, let's delve into tank tops, particularly those affectionately known as "wife beaters."

There's a time and place for everything, and tank tops outside of certain contexts aren't doing you any favors.

Few people, if any, want to see your armpit hair or your nipples on full display. Unless you're engaged in physical activities or using them as undershirts, tank tops as standalone attire often appear sloppy.

When opting for casual wear, consider well-fitted T-shirts or button-down shirts that offer a more polished look.

Number 9: Sweatsuits

Finally, let's talk about sweatsuits. When it comes to suits, you have so many options:

From three-piece suits and double-breasted jackets to various lapel styles, patterns, and colors, you have a wealth of options at your disposal.

Sweatsuits, however, don't belong to this lineup.

They may be cozy, but they lack the sophistication and versatility of more traditional attire options.

Sweatsuits are best reserved for workouts or lounging at home.


And that brings us to the end of our discussion on the nine fashion items that stylish men should steer clear of.

Gentlemen, if you've found this post enlightening and it has provided you with valuable insights into the world of men's fashion, consider subscribing for our weekly tips on enhancing your style and becoming the man everyone notices for all the right reasons.

Remember, your attire is a powerful tool for making a lasting impression. Choose wisely, and let your confidence shine through in every step you take.



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