Some habits are good, and some habits are bad. One item in the bad category is fashion errors that guys develop over time or through ignorance. These errors are often unintentional, and almost always repairable. This article will focus on a selection of the most common fashion offences committed by men, explaining the problem, why it might have started in the first place, followed by a quick solution to get you back on track before your friends hold a style intervention. So keep reading if you want to know if you should be wearing white socks with your black shoes (you shouldn’t), and if ironing cologne into your dress shirts is a good idea (it isn’t).
CFE #1: Cologne Overkill
Don’t let all those Axe commercials fool you – too much cologne is a major turnoff for 99.99% of the female population. No two people are the same when it comes to wearing cologne, so seek the advice of a professional to find the type that best suits you. Remember – you want her to snuggle in close in order to smell your scent.
CFE #2: Match Your Belt With Your Shoes
Although this may not be as much of a red flag, it’s the attention to detail that separates the unwashed masses from those with style. Always match your belt and with your shoes (as best you can), and always wear a belt with your pants. And buy a new belt every season! Get rid of old belts, even if they are ‘classics’.
CFE #3: Match Your Socks In Color Or Tone
There is some flexibility when it comes to your sock color, but you still need to remain in the same color family as dictated by your outfit. White socks usually only go with joggers while you are jogging, and they never go well with dark clothing at night.
CFE #4: Polish & Clean Those Shoes!
Have you ever shined your own shoes? It’s the first you should do when you come home with a new pair of leather shoes. Polishing your own shoes is quite easy and inexpensive. If you can’t be bothered, then find a shoe shine person and get them to do it.
CFE #5: New Shoes – Every Year.
Most guys think they can go their entire life with one pair of filthy black leather shows. You can, but you are missing out on all the good things in life – style, marriage, success, etc. Shoes are an inexpensive accessory, and can really help to finish your look. Even when you have to take them off at someone’s house, people will notice how stylish they are as they rest amongst your friend’s dirty joggers.