fashion donts (2)

Posted: October 7, 2008 in damdoumization, fashion, men, random

after fashion donts 1 which was aimed at girls, enter fashion donts 2! in which i shall commence to dissect the fashion crimes that some men all over the world are guilty of.

1. the worst thing a man can do by far: wear a suit without a belt, even SANTA knows better!!

it does nothing good for your look, so please never EVER go out without a belt on a suit, formal trousers or even jeans! only pairs of anything wearable that can do without a belt are shorts, capris and khakis, but a suit or jeans (whether proper formal jeans or torn out/worn out jeans) without belts are a complete murder of fashion!

2. which brings us to another suit/jeans no-no, WHITE SOCKS.

Never, and i mean NEVER, even under threat, wear white socks under a suit or jeans, even if you’re wearing sneakers, thats what gray was created for! wear only dark shades matching your suit and/or shoes color. the most tricky suit color is navy blue, if you’re not wearing a navy blue shoe since they are SO unbelievably hard to find even for women attire, wear a black shoe with black socks, and if you chose to wear dark brown shoes under a navy blue suit (which i personally find more appropriate and a lot classier than black) then you wear navy blue socks matching your suit shade or dark brown matching your shoe color.

3. suspenders, one word: why???

unless you are a) a cop b) a chick c) steve urkel (jaleel white), then suspenders should not exist in your fashion vocab!

4. formal wear in very luminous bright colors:

please view exhibit A:  and exhibit B:

unless you’re in show business or a clown, please refrain from wearin a red suit or a magenta shirt to work. it doesnt ‘scream’ professionalism.

5. sequined shirts and t-shirts (need i include – GULP – pants?!): 

if its not halloween and you’re going as 1) Elvis 2) a drag queen 3) a disco ball, then DO not, for the love of God, wear anything sequined!

6. the ‘white boy’ afro:

we do not need to witness you challenging mother nature & growing your hair against gravity, especially if you’re not black at birth!! nothing more tacky than a white boy thinking he’s P Diddy, even Eminem knew better, he kept his over peroxided do as he sang black.

there’s so much more on my mind, but of course, thats what sequels are for!

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Comments
  1. Thanks for the tips. Could you please brief why wearing white socks is not advisable?

  2. sel3 says:

    white shoes?

  3. Nour says:

    lool
    You are right, I hate white socks..
    I’ve seen a lot of men here wearing a simple T shirt under a formal suit, and white sneakers !!..what ‘s up with that ? terrible ..

  4. asoom says:

    Hahaha, but I’m going to have to disagree with you on #1….I think it’s been a while since I’ve even see a belt on both guys and girls.

    Oh, and I LOVEEE white boy afros…shaved heads and afros!

  5. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Lightning Fast: coz its a fashion no no to wear white/pastel colored shoes/socks under dark suits/attire in general.

  6. Verbal Alchemy says:

    sel3: i thought that was a given!

  7. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Nour: i like the grunge look tho, i LOVE the tux and converse combo 😀 but it takes the right guy to pull it off!

  8. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Asoom: OMG how fashion-dead are they! girls insi they can get away with it, but guys, noway!

    and lol 3al infisam :d i only love skinheads :mushy smily: i talked my man into getting his head shaved 5 years ago and its been that way ever since 😀

  9. Adoosh says:

    You forgot an important on! the biggest, fattest No-No,

    5aleejy guys wearing dishdasheh and a baseball cap :*oh: (and some times with running shoes too!)

    That’s way beyond stupid :s

  10. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Andrei: i agree on the caps, but not the sneakers, fi nas byetla3 3aleihum cool 😀 and im not being sarcastic here. i like it with tuxes as well 😀

  11. mo says:

    whats wrong with white socks on jeans?

    aslan ppl shouldnt be able to tell what color ur socks are when ur wearing jeans wila ana ghaltan o_0

    for the bright colors .. loool indians are known for those 😀

  12. Thanks once again for the tips. What if it goes on a a vintage look?

  13. Anonymous says:

    i love family matters!

  14. Richy says:

    Actually the fro does work on a white guy….. Ever seen that 70’s show? Although it does have to be a curly fro not a fizzes fro. And no belt with jeans does work. It just depends on what you’re wearing. Oh and suspenders do work too just not with everyday clothes only with Sunday style attire, but only if you’re not wearing a belt. And yes I do know what I’m talking about.

    • Verbal Alchemy says:

      lol thanks Richy, i like suspenders in a Justin Timberlake geeky-go-sexy type. and the white afro is growing on me recently, except it has to be proper curls as u said, not frizzy and the guy has to have a personality to carry it off. but belt with jeans is a must. mind u. i know what im talking bout too.

      & welcome to my corner 🙂

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