Humorist Bess Kalb sums it up beautifully, “Many women say, ‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts.’ These women are liars.” While we don’t agree with her 100%, there is some truth to the fact that we all—men and women alike—appreciate a nice looking, well styled exterior. It’s even fair to say that many women expect men to keep up with fashion trends just as we do. While we can encourage the men in our lives to pay attention to style and update their wardrobes, we can also caution them not to jump on every trend. The same way women age beyond miniskirts and bikinis, not every trend in men’s fashion is right for every guy. Sharply fitted European style suits look good on young, fit men—not so good on portly, out of shape desk jockeys.
A lot of men shop for themselves; many let their wives do their shopping, and some, God help us, still rely on mom to pick out their clothes. For the guy who does his own shopping and follows the latest trends, we have a few words of warning. In order to relay our style and fashion tips for men, let’s look at some trendy guy trends that never turned us on. Sorry.
1. Suit Jacket with Short-Shorts
This one is just visually paradoxical, besides being functionally incongruent. Short-shorts belong on the racetrack and look best with sweat shirts and tees. Pick a look and be consistent with it from top to bottom.
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