19 Things Men Should Never Wear – Men’s Fashion & Menswear Style Mistakes & What Not To Wear

19 Things Men Should Never Wear – Men’s Fashion & Menswear Style Mistakes & What Not To Wear


Welcome back to the gentleman’s Gazette! in
today’s video, we discuss 19 things men should never wear, especially if you’re stylish or
dapper. I know some of you will say, in this day and
age, I can wear whatever I want, and you’re quite right! Today, you can wear whatever you want at the
same time, you can also inhale asbestos, or you can drink water from lead pipes, which
is because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Now that we got that squared away, let’s dive
right in. The first thing you should never wear asa
man are sandals. They look particularly bad when you combine
them with socks but even on their own, there may be something that people who are really
into outdoor stuff wear, however, if you consider yourself stylish or if you care at all about
your outward appearance, sandals will always make you look less smart and immature. The same goes for flip-flops. Unless you’re at the pool or at the beach;
a self-respecting man should never wear flip-flops in public. It’s always easy to say what not to wear but
what should you wear instead? Well, for summer, I think an ideal shoe are
alpargatas, they’re actually shoes that are originally from Majorca and they have a ___
sole which is some kind of a straw. Sometimes they have some rubber added to it
and then it’s fabric sometimes it’s woven, sometimes it’s very thin. In any case, it’s a summer shoe, it’s airy,
it serves the same purpose of sandals or flip-flops. Yes, it’s a lot more stylish. if you want
to go a notch up in formality, go with perforated punch holed leather shoes, or maybe even linen,
because it absorbs the moisture from your feet and it looks very summery and elegant. The second thing you should never wear are
cargo shorts. They just make you look like a douche bag,
and I know some people love them because they’re functional. Having items in a cargo shorts pockets make
you look asymmetrical and because of that, it sends a subconscious signal to others that
you’re just not as well put together and they can’t put their finger on it but in any case,
they will think less highly of you. My third men style pet peeve is wearing a
matching tie and a pocket square. Oftentimes, they come in sets; usually in
ugly, shiny satin and sometimes they even pre-fold pocket squares or pre tie ties that
you clip on and if you wear this, it just looks so cheap and like you don’t know what
you’re doing, that you’re better off skipping it altogether. Ofcourse, wearing a tie and a pocket square
makes you look dapper and you should do that, however, you should always tie your own tie
and fold your own pocket squares. If you’re not sure on how to do that, we have
a whole series on different tie knots and how to tie them, as well as how to fold pocket
square is the easy way, please check them out. My fourth style pet peeve is wearing a suit
with short socks. No one wants to see your hairy calves and
even if you shave them, it’s just not appropriate especially in a business setting or an office
setting, and if you go with a suit, or with long pants, or trousers, or dress pants, you
should always have over the calf socks. don’t you learn how to combine pants with
shoes and socks so you look dapper, please check out our guide on this, here. The fifth thing you should never wear is a
necktie with a dress shirt when the top button of a dress shirt is unbuttoned. It just looks sloppy and the sole purpose
of wearing a tie is to make you look more dapper and elegant. There’s no functional, no practical reason
why we wear a tie, having a top button undone just looks like you don’t care about what
you look and you should either wear the tie and wear properly or not at all. So you find yourself in a situation where
it’s too hot, or you feel uncomfortable around your neck, take out the tie, roll it up, put
it in a pocket and unbutton the buttons, that looks much better. My sixth pet peeve are shirt collars that
are too big. I see them all over the place and sometimes
you’re wear them with neck wear which leads to puckering because when you tighten your
tie knot, there’s too much fabric and it just leaves unsightly waves. The golden rule of thumb that you read all
over the place is that you can put two fingers in your collar and it should comfortably fit. The problem with that is I’ve never found
a collar where I couldn’t put two fingers in because your neck is flexible, because
of that, you should wear a collar that doesn’t leave any visible gaps when you stand still. Usually, if your collar is too big, you’ll
find that there’s a gap in the front and it should sit snugly against your neck, that
will give you a proper look and it’s just dapper. The seventh thing you should never wear are
square-toed shoes. Usually, it’s what you find in lower end shoes
under $100 and they’re just plain ugly and they show everyone around you that you have
no clue about dressing well. When I grew up in Germany, there was a company
named Lloyd’s and they sold tons of ugly shoes and they were actually a little more expensive
so people consider them to be quality dress shoes and for that reason, that style was
perpetuated. Fortunately, there are lots of other good
companies out there that offer a nice round toe or if you want something a little more
square, go with a chisel toe that’s very elegant. My 8th style pet peeve are tennis socks. Unless you’re at the gym, there’s really no
reason you should ever wear them. Wearing white tennis socks with brogues, or
with long pants, or even with shorts, in a public setting that is not the gym, make you
look like a peasant. The ninth thing you should never wear is the
windsor tie knot. I know it’s one of the most popular tie knots
around because it’s symmetrical and it’s big. The problem is, most people wear it with cheap
shiny ties and it makes you look like a used car salesman or an insurance salesman, that
is just very sleazy and not pretty competent instead, I suggest you look into the many
different tie knots that are out there including the half-windsor that look much better in
my opinion, and are much better suited to an elegant gentleman can check out our video
series here. The tenth thing you should never wear our
satin silk ties especially not for day wear maybe if you want something for the evening
or you want a little bit of shine, I could see that but most of those ties you get at
Walmart or a cheaper outlet like Men’s Wearhouse, and you name it, just look like it, and it
will always identify you as a man who doesn’t have a clue about dressing well. Sure you’ve seen those ugly striped eyes in
multi colors and they’re just so plain ugly I can’t even find words for it. Instead, go with a tie that is silk, maybe
wool, maybe cashmere, maybe some texture if it’s also going with the jacquard weave, or
a print look for something more matte that is timeless that will stand the test of time
and will always make you look dapper. Case in point, the tie I’m wearing here right
now is vintage, I’ve had it for years it’s probably fifty years old but I can still wear
it because it’s not shiny, it’s a classic small paisley pattern, and it just always
looks dapper. My 11th style pet peeves are sports sunglasses. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. Those mirrored sunglasses that you maybe wear
when you’re outdoor, sometimes they have rainbow colors, and they’re just not something you
should ever wear with a formal wardrobe in public. Instead, go with classic sunglasses; they’ve
stood the test of time such as maybe a pair of aviators, maybe Wayfarers, or maybe you
want to be like Steve McQueen, the king of cool and to learn more about those sunglasses,
please check out our guides here. My twelfth pet peeve is when grown men wear
jerseys in public. By that, I mean sports jerseys that usually
only wear if you go to a sporting event and you want to support your team, otherwise,
they’re wholly inappropriate and just always make you look very immature. Instead, go with any other kind of shirts
you can find but a Jersey is just bad. 13, in the same vein, slogan t-shirts. They just make you look like a 13 year old
boy who wants to express himself but doesn’t know quite how and it’s not just immature
but it makes people laugh about you and that you actually wear the shirt. I’ve stuffed we’re men actually wear t-shirts
that say douchebag or haters will always hate and while that may be the case, it’s just
better to not wear it, plain or in bold colors on your shirt but to write or talk to people
in person. My fourteenth style pet peeve is when men
wear regular neckties black-tie events. You see it on the red carpet in Hollywood
every year around the Oscars, and it’s just plain wrong. This is a formal dress code and it looks like
you don’t know what you’re doing. You want to learn more or black tie and why
you have to wear a black bowtie, please check out our in-depth guide here. We even give you a free pdf card with cheat
sheets so you can always look your best when it’s Black Tie time. I also create a video about how to find the
right black bow tie for your tuxedo on your situation, please check it out here. The 15th thing you should never wear is a
belt with a vest. A vest should be either worn with just side
adjusters or suspenders because a belt will create a gap between your waistband or your
pants and your vest and it just looks unsightly. You should also never have a tie that peeks
out underneath of it or maybe a shirt that pokes our need of it when the vest is too
short and the rise is too low because that simply shows that you don’t know what you’re
doing. My 16th style pet peeve are backpacks. I think only school boys should wear backpacks,
otherwise, there’s no place for them in public unless you go hiking, or to a expedition where
that’s kind of the only practical thing to carry, otherwise, with backpacks it’s very
easy to hit people without even noticing it which is not just rude, but just not polite
the same time, it makes you look like a schoolboy and you rather want to look like a grown man
so get a leather satchel instead, a briefcase, maybe a canvas one, or something that suits
your style, and leave the backpack with a school boys. My 17th style pet peeve our men wear ties
that are way too long. The problem is, they come underneath your
jacket, and if you don’t wear a jacket, they even accentuate your balls which is just not
where you want people to look at. Ideally, they look at your face and not at
your crotch. Now, I get it, all the ties are too long and
especially if you’re a shorter guy it’s very hard to find a tie that actually works for
you because otherwise, you have this gigantic tie knot with your tiny head and it just looks
goofy so instead, buy ties and the right length for you. I think we’re one of the only stores that
offers the entire three fold classic neckwear range in short, regular, and long, so every
man no matter the height can find a tie that works for him. My 18th pet peeve are large armholes in a
suit or a jacket. Not only do they make you look like a football
player, but they’re also uncomfortable and they restrict your movement. Instead, go with smaller arm holes messages
to watch our series on how a suit should fit so you get it right. The 19th thing you should never wear as a
self-respecting man are big, gaudy wrist watches that just scream for attention. I know they’re really popular these days but
a smaller watch is just more sophisticated especially if it’s slimmer, and it serves
the same purpose, and it’s just a hallmark of an elegant gentleman. In today’s video, I’m wearing a custom made
three-piece suit which is special in the sense that it has a peak lapel and an action back. it’s a combination you find very rarely because
peak lapels are more formal and usually a notch lapel would be the right lapel for this
kind of a suit however they intentionally went for it because I knew the rule and I
wanted to break it. I did that because it’s kind of a city suit
style that I’ve seen in a magazine from the 1930s and I just wanted to recreate that style
and feel. the vest one is quite unusual in a sense that
it has a shawl collar but it’s made for day wear which means there’s not a deep cut out
but just like a regular cutout. I also have a self fabric bag and lining only
on the inside which is something you only see custom usually. the pants have inward-facing pleats because
of my big thighs, I like to have some cuffs because they pull the pants down because of
the weight and the shirt I’m wearing is a white fine herringbone shirt from with a club
collar the tie is vintage I found it a thrift store for a few bucks it’s very old but it’s
still very nice and it goes well with the yellow lining of my suit. the fabric is from Holland Sherry it looks
like a blue pin dot but upon closer inspection you can see that it’s actually blue light
blue and a black that creates a pin dot effect and a very nice depth of color the changes
with light if you pay attention to details you’ll see that usually I have the bottom
button on my single-breasted vests undone however this vest is only 3 buttons so leaving
the bottom one undone would be disproportional. the pocket square is from Fort Belvedere and
it picks up the yellow tones but it adds some orange some purple just to break up the entire
look and make it harmonious. the cufflinks I’m wearing are also vintage
it’s an octagonal shape with cloisonne enamel which means it’s enamel that you can actually
see through. enamel and creates a very nice effect especially
if you have light that falls on it. as you can see the colors of a yellow and
blue go well with my suit in my time in the same vein or my socks which are shadow stripe
socks from Fort Belvedere in navy blue and yellow and while it’s not the same color as
my suit the two-tone effect really helps to tie everything together the shoes I’m wearing
are single monk straps with broguing on them and a wingtip they have less broguing than
a regular full brogue I made by Crockett And Jones now from their higher-end bench grade. the buckles of my shoe are silver which matches
my sterling silver ring which is a lapis stone which is a nice blue very few inclusions and
it matches my cufflinks as well the blue tones overall. that way everything is tied together and it
still has an accent for my tie my shirt as well pocket square just looks dapper classic
and timeless I know this video may be too extreme for some but sometimes you have to
take a stance and I firmly believe in that and if you enjoyed this video or you want
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100 thoughts on “19 Things Men Should Never Wear – Men’s Fashion & Menswear Style Mistakes & What Not To Wear

  1. I have to say that decent sports sun glasses are far far superior to any other type of sun glasses when it comes to practical use. And once you get used to them then all other sun glasses just feel like useless garbage, even if they look better.

  2. I get the points but Jesus Christ the style being worn in the video itself to set an example as to what is considered "garment for real men" and dapper is not even close to being DAPPER. They look like what a bank teller who doesn't enjoy his work and his wife would wear. Pick some color and something that would properly fit next time. And for God sake if you are gonna wear a tie pick something that matches the whole ensemble or pick one so intruiging that it's the highlight of your outfit.

  3. I Share your opinion in most of the points. But a Backpack is for sure stylish. for example goyard is making backpacks for decades. I wear one every day.

  4. Because I am a woman, combining all of these “things you should never wear” will make me more powerful and give me the power to fight mr style god over here

  5. Issue I've had is finding dress shirts with a neck big enough to actually be able to button the top button, defeats the point of looking good if I can't breath… well unless you're dead and in a coffin. 😛

  6. His suits look really bad ! Why do you get a bespoken suit if everything looks so loose, like pajama pants with my great grand dad jacket

  7. You hear that guys? Don't use backpacks. Instead, go single strap and leave yourself with uneven and exacerbated back and shoulder issues as you get older.

    But really, I do respect where you're coming from, and I would never wear a backpack with a trench coat or a suit myself, I would take a bag like a satchel for a lighter carry and handhold something like a computer bag for a heavier carry.

  8. the man compared wearing out of fashion clothing to literally killing yourself. Hey the 1920's called they want their mindset back, and their fashion.

  9. Could not take my eyes off that amateurish skew tie – but heaven forbid that you tie a symmetrical Windsor knot! Do you think he realizes how comic he is?

  10. The comments are all making fun of him. I mean he is wrong most of the time buuuuut… we are all here for the same reason.

  11. I just knew that you would attack my beloved cargo shorts. Of course they may not be elegant & people may not think highly of me. But when I'm hanging off the side of a mountain in the Italian alps using my cell to find a hotel, I couldn't care less what people think !

  12. I had to take a look at the comments to see if anyone else saw it. When he recommended alpargatas over sandals and flip flops, his ankles were diabetes-level ASHY! At 1:19, his legs look like they need to have an industrial belt sander taken to them.

    I get it, you're "white," so you've been culturally conditioned not to see all the dead, dry skin you're carrying around and periodically flaking onto things. You basically have ankle dandruff, and will likely have many other dry spots. Ashiness is my NUMBER 1 pet peeve, so here are remediation tips:

    1. Exfoliate. I recommend getting the full-day, $400 special at a Korean spa. The ladies will scrub you from head to toe and peel of literally sheets of dead skin you've been unhelpfully carrying around. Some spas present your dead skin to you, balled up, at the end of your visit.

    2. Exfoliate. With your severe dryness topically addressed, use an "Italian Terry cloth" on a regular basis to gently abrade your skin (except the face; use something gentler for that), to regularly remove the dead skin cells and give the new, fresher skin underneath a chance to breathe.

    3. Hydrate. Drink more water. A lot more water!

    4. Moisturize. This is the biggie: white people tend not to notice ash, so they tend not to realize they're covered in dead skin, and thus don't develop a routine to protect their skin and prevent it from drying out. If you've ever caressed a well-cared-for black woman's arm and wondered how she feels like silk, it's because she moisturizes, hydrates, and exfoliates! And don't just slap some off and walk away; you need to work the lotion into your skin, so that it provides a buffer against the natural dehydration that occurs every day (and triply so in the winter).

    The most fundamental step to looking good is not wearing pretentious uniforms to signal your knowledge of made-up and secret rules, but a healthy body. "Take care of yourself" isn't just a euphemism for good-bye.

  13. I actually agree with most of them, but he should have told those LV side bag, Gucci shirt and cap bimbos that you shouldn’t wear such stuff eighter.

  14. Guys, this isnt a usefull vid for teenagers…. so respect this man and dont hate him that much. He gives Some advices for middle aged People

  15. no, to a classic windsor knot ? Plus im not too sure about your collar and tie knot choice, I think you needed a windsor knot!! LOL you seem like you work at a old school english mens clothing store

  16. Now your good to go .go hire a hot gorgeous secretary and start banging her in your office while your wife think your at the meeting

  17. AWESOME!!!!the best..!!! I share this with my husband,brothers, my sin…so WONDERFUL!!!😊 we all need help!!! Thanks again….😍

  18. Wow. What a snob! I'll know every snob by what they wear, now, and real people by their cargo pants, and thongs! Lol!!

  19. I have personally always felt the half windsor looked deeply unprofessional, exuding the look of a 12 year old just learning to tie their own tie; full windsor looks much more mature and dapper if you ask me. Beyond that, it's a mostly solid list. 👍

  20. i love your tips, but cargo shorts and BDU trousers are still my fav non formal clothes. i prefer functionality waaaay above style.

  21. I wonder of he has a degree in psychology…I would hope that someone making so may claims about how other people perceive you would have some knowledge in the realm of the brain and perception 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ opinion is a whole lot different than fact

  22. That suit has quite a poor and unflattering fit. The trousers have far too much material at the thigh – even for a someone with large hams and a deep seat – and not even the English pleats flatter the cut. You can also see this side-on, where the excess is clearly visible in the form of a drape. On the other hand, the trousers legs are too short, with a negligible-at-best break resulting in socks being visible with even the slightest shift in leg weight. The suit coat's front balance is too long, making the back bell outwards at the skirt, and the coat also sags open at the front quarters when unbuttoned, pulling the neckline away from the shirt collar. In combination with the very natural shoulders and wide, peaked lapels this negates any shaping there may be the waist, making the wearer's hips seem wider than his chest. Weeble chic; the opposite effect to that which a classically tailored suit silhouette aims to achieve.

    Overall, a shame given the quality of the suiting fabric. I can only assume that the waistcoat's front quarter is tucked back under itself, at 10:41 as it looks very odd. And why do my grandmother's shoes make an appearance at 1:08?

    I think I'll pass on the advice of "styles mistakes what not to wear", thanks.

  23. A conservative, boarding school educated friend of mine (Scottish, age 52) has very strong beliefs on which rings a man can wear. And it comes down to a signet ring on the pinkie, and a wedding ring. End of. He would be giving this fella's ring the side eye…

  24. Alpargatas are made of twine rope and canvas. They don't absorb moisture at all, in fact, they retain it. The result is very bad foot odor.

  25. BACKPACKS! Are you even a man? Get a motorcycle! Specifically a sportbike. Do 180 miles an hour! Grow a pair! And while you're doing it…. carry all the stick you will need to beat the busy that's going to attack you in your backpack!

  26. Lapels on a waist coat……gauche and class-less. Your trousers are way too short……and your shoes belong in a kindergarten. Very poor effort……you really need an education in class and taste.

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