Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Top Ten for Men

As you know, I currently live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and I am frequently horrified by some of the fashion disasters I see. One that's prevalent down here that truly makes me cringe is a guy in a sleeveless "muscle" shirt or tank top. I have one word: Ew. I understand that type of shirt at the gym, but that is the ONLY time it is acceptable. I decided to put together a few Do's and Don'ts for the guys out there. Feel free to ask a question in the comments if any of these are confusing to you.

Top Ten Don'ts:
10.) DON'T wear a Cosby sweater. Ever. Even if you are trying to be ironic.
9.) DON'T wear pleated pants.
8.) DON'T wear denim shirts. (Unless you work on a ranch.) Also, DON'T wear a denim jacket with jeans.
7.) DON'T expose your underwear.
6.) DON'T wear white socks unless you're at the gym.
5.) DON'T pop your collar.
4.) DON'T wear a parka with a blazer. Get an overcoat, guys.
3.) DON'T be afraid to accessorize. It's not just for women, you know.
2.) DON'T wear plaid flannel shirts. (Unless you're a lumberjack.)
1.) DON'T wear ill-fitting clothes.

Top Ten Do's:
10.) DO wear a cashmere sweater.
9.) DO invest in a nice, well-tailored or made-to-measure suit.
8.) DO wear colors. Pink's the new black, gentlemen! :-)
7.) DO carry a briefcase, NOT a backpack. You are a grown-up after all.
6.) DO sport a turtleneck, but make sure it's knit, not jersey.
5.) DO buy new underwear frequently. As soon as undergarments start to show wear, it's time for them to go.
4.) DO try your clothes on before you buy them.
3.) DO get a nice haircut. And manscape. A mullet, a ponytail or a unibrow can ruin your whole look.
2.)DO take care of your clothes. Follow the instructions on the label. They are there for a reason.
1.) DO listen to a woman's opinion about your clothing more than you do a man's.

I hope this is helpful to all you guys out there. As I mentioned above, feel free to post a question in the comments of this post and I'll be happy to answer them.

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