35 fashion mistakes made by men and how to correct them

Fashion faux or mistakes are one we all make (nobody excluded) even the best dressed men in Africa make one fashion faux/mistake or another so here are 35 fashion mistakes made by men and how to correct them.
1. Clothes that don’t fit – Overly
baggy clothes will make you look you’re wearing sloppy hand-me-downs. If your
body type makes it hard to find well-fitting clothes off the rack, make your
tailor your best friend.
2. Wearing a short sleeve shirt
with a tie 
– Unless you work for a fast-food joint – where sleeves get
dirty making food– avoid wearing a short sleeve shirt with a tie. They are
generally perceived as lower class apparel. If you want to stay looking
professional and confident, stick to long-sleeve shirts when wearing ties.
3. Dirty shoes – It’s
an area that too many guys overlook in terms of cleaning and proper care. A
stylish man keeps his shoes clean – free of scratches and dirt.
4. Warped shoes – Keep
at least two pairs of dress shoes in the same color so you can let one pair
rest for a day from sweat and stretching. Doing this prevents them from warping
in unwanted ways. Place shoetrees in your shoes when you’re not wearing them to
maintain their best form.
5. Wrong socks with a suit 
When you’re wearing a suit, match your sock color to your pants, not your shoes
(for professional and formal occasions). This is the same as
mismatching your suit pants to your jacket. If you’re wearing a navy suit with
black shoes, reach for navy socks. And when wearing a light suit, make sure the
socks are darker than the suit but a shade or so lighter than the shoes. This
rule of course can be broken if done deliberately for your style’s sake.
6. Wrong belt color –
If you’re wearing dress shoes, make sure the color of your belt matches the
color of your dress shoes (for professional occasions). Also, the finish
of the belt and shoes need to match. In other words, if your shoes are shiny,
your belt should be shiny as well. If you’re wearing casual shoes or sneakers,
make sure you wear a thicker casual belt to match instead of a thin dress belt.
7. Improper tie length –
A man’s tie should always end at the center of his belt buckle. A simple touch
overlooked by many. Having a tie that’s too short or too long, can make a man
look incompetent.
9. Being too “buttoned” up –
If a jacket has two buttons, only fasten the top button. If it has three
buttons, you can close the top button only, the middle button only, or both the
middle and top button. The key is to always leave the bottom button undone.
This is a tradition that has been used for decades, and will keep your style
looking smart.
10. Cartoon clothing –
I love Disney characters, but unless you work for Disney, wearing them on your
tie or shirts during the week make you look like you’re stuck in fantasy land.
Oh and while we’re on the subject, stay away from those cheesy belt buckles as
well. Instead, stick to the classic wardrobe pieces that will keep you looking
your best for years to come.
11. Dress socks that aren’t long
 – When wearing a suit, your socks should come up to your
calves, and stay there. When you cross your legs, you shouldn’t be showing any
part of your legs. Isn’t it lovely when you see a man’s hairy leg peeking over
his socks? But when dressed casual, it’s a great idea to go short on the socks
or go completely sockless. So fully covered for professional wear, or try the
sockless look if you’re out for a casual occasion.
12. Wearing the wrong colors –
It’s important to match the color of your clothes to your skin tone. You want
the focus to be on you, not the overwhelming color of your shirt. If you have
dark skin, you can either wear dark colors or bright colors that match the
strength of your skin color. If you have very fair skin, lighter colors are
most flattering on you – like soft pastels or icy colors.
13. Wrinkled clothing –
Unless you’re going for the “I sleep in these clothes” effect, keep all your
clothes ironed and wrinkle-free. It’s a good habit to always hang up all your
clothes – never throwing them on the floor of your room after use.
14. Wrong casual tie – If
you’re wearing a tie as part of your casual outfit, go for a slimmer tie
instead of the wider ones. Keep the wider ones for the office. You’ll look much
more fashionable this way.
15. Wearing too many
– Limit each of your outfits to a maximum of three colors or
shades to maintain a coordinated look. If in doubt find a color wheel online
and use it to help you choose your colors. Colors opposite each other on the
wheel are “complementary colors.” Colors adjacent to each other are called
“analogous colors.” When putting together an outfit, stick to complementary and
analogous colors and remember that less is more.
16. Wearing a backpack with a
– Whenever I’m walking around the city, I see a lot of
professional people wearing nice suits – but carrying backpacks! Okay, a
backpack may be easier to carry over your shoulders than a briefcase in your
hand, but you can also get a comfortable messenger bag that hangs across your
chest to maintain a more professional look.
17. Unflattering hairstyles –
Hair is one area of your image that you can constantly experiment with and
upgrade without paying more than you normally do. Look around and see which
hairstyles look flattering to you, and try something new this season.
19. Excess cologne(perfume)
– If a woman can smell your cologne only when she’s close, great! She’ll have
more reason to stay close. If a woman can smell you from across the room, does
she need to come any closer? Depending on the strength of your cologne, use
with caution. If your cologne loses it’s scent later in the day, simply
reapply. A good rule of thumb is to limit it to two sprays – once on your neck
and wrists.
20. Too much jewelry 
All the jewelry a man needs are watches that will match different outfits, and
a wedding ring if he’s married. If you’re young and you like necklaces, go for
it. But unless you’re a rock star, don’t go around wearing three rings,
bracelets, and a bunch of necklaces at the same time. It looks tacky. Try and
limit yourself to no more than three pieces of jewelry.
21. Oversized branding –
Avoid clothes that make you look like a walking advertisement. The advertisers
would love this, but why wear a huge logo or brand name on your shirt unless
you’re getting paid to?
24. Tucking T-shirts in –
Tucking in polo shirts is acceptable, but t-shirts should be kept casual. If
your t-shirt is too long then it’s probably too big on you.
25. Clunky square toe shoes –
Popular in the 1990s, fashion has now strayed far away from this non-classic
look. They’ll probably never come back into fashion so lose them and get some
slimmer and much more attractive shoes.
26. Too many prints 
Whether with casual clothes or dressy, avoid mixing too many patterns or prints
together. If you’re wearing a suit, a good rule of thumb is to keep it to a max
of two patterns. In other words, if you’re wearing a patterned suit, wear a
solid shirt and a patterned tie, or if you’re wearing a solid suit, you can
wear a patterned shirt and a patterned tie. But having a patterned tie, a
patterned shirt, and a patterned suit can make you look too busy.
27. Mismatching styles 
Don’t wear your sporty Oakley sun glasses with a blazer, or a pair of cargo
pants with the dress shirt you wear to the office. Keep your outfits coherent
and matching in style.
28. Bulky pockets – I
see a lot of guys walking around with bulging pockets. If it’s your wallet
that’s creating that bulge, spend some time taking out all those old receipts
or business cards. If you need to hold on to them, keep them in a safe place
and take them out when you need them. Get a slimmer wallet or a money clip to
save space.
29. Dirty nails – Some
men just don’t take proper care of their hands. Sometimes it’s cracked cuticles
and other times it’s just dirty fingernails. If you work outdoors or lift
weights, wear gloves, and use lotion on your hand whenever you can. Keep your
fingernails trim, and free of hangnails, cracked cuticles, and dirt.
30. Keep your facial hair well
 – The hair on your face should be orderly. Your face is the
first thing noticed, and so maintaining your facial hair is important if you
want to look sharp. Either keep a cleanly shaved face, or keep your beard trim.
There should absolutely be no hair underneath your chin on your neck area.
31. Hair in the back of their
 – Hair on the back of your neck needs to be managed well. If you
don’t get haircuts too often, use a small mirror to check the back of your neck
against another mirror, and use a razor to shave any hair that’s growing on the
back of your neck. This will keep you looking sharp and well-groomed.
32. Using excessive amounts of hair product Be
aware that looking like you have a bottle of hair product on your head never
looks good. Your girlfriends wants to be able to run her fingers through your
hair, not hurt herself doing it. Use a smaller amount than you think you need.
33. Not tucking in dress shirts
If your dress shirt is long enough to cover your butt, it’s meant to
be tucked in. The shirt is made longer so that when you sit down, with your
shirt under your butt, your shirt doesn’t annoyingly lift out of your pants. If
you’re someone who hates tucking in at casual settings, then make sure the
dress shirts you wear are tailored shorter to come just above the halfway point
of your gluteus maximus.
34. An undershirt is just
that – an undershirt 
– An undershirt’s purpose is to absorb the sweat,
dirt, and body oils that we all inevitably secrete, and prevent stains on your
dress shirts. The name explains their purpose. It’s not meant to be worn as an
actual shirt by itself, so avoid this fashion mistake and call your buddies out
on it when you can.
35. Wearing athletic socks, for
non athletic occasions 
– Keep the white athletic socks for the gym or
when you’re out playing sports and stick to navy or black casual socks instead.
They always look more stylish than white.
Most of these faux pas can cause
embarrassment from peeps or amigos so protect yourself from making these fashion
blunders, and keep looking your best and stylish. Thanks for reading 35 fashion mistakes made by men kindly use the comment session if we missed anything.

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