By: Syahrul Azlan Idris

Each and every one of us commits fashion blunders once in a while, but several fashion mistakes made by men are just unpardonable and downright illegal. Based on personal experience, I have summarized eight common fashion mistakes by men to shun at all costs. Socks with Sandals - Now who determined that this was acceptable in the first place? Living in the Northwest, I am regrettably confronted with some of the most awful delinquents of this foremost fashion crime. I realize that when it is unpleasantly cold outside, we all daydream about the warmth of the summer sun, but sporting socks with sandals doesn't make the seasons transform any quicker. If you would like to put on sandals this badly, travel to a warmer environment.

Novelty Ties, Shirts, Boxer Shorts, Etc.

Just say no, please. There is nothing enduring about novelty clothing nor does it send off a fashionable, put together representation. Put down the smiley faces, hearts, shamrocks, animal and various other prints on the shelf of the store where you found them.

Loud Designer Labels

This is a peculiar pet peeve of mine. I don't fancy being a walking billboard and neither must you. It's not a stylish look. Just because you are wearing a designer's label on your chest, sleeve, or anywhere, doesn't make you classy. Keep it discreet and straightforward.

Backpacks at the Office

I work in an exceptionally upscale apartment building in Chicago, filled with lawyers and other professional sorts, and it never ceases to astonish me how many men wearing fine suits are carrying backpacks. Unless you are a student or are climbing up a mountain, leave the backpack at home. If you require something for your gym outfit, buy a nice looking gym bag (and there are alternatives that don't have huge emblems on them), or if you need something to hold your various documents, mobile phone, day-planner, etc., get a nice messenger bag.

Thick Shoes

These were acceptable back in the 90s, but the large chunky shoes, particularly those with square toes, should be retired at this point. Pick something traditional that stands the test of time.

Shiny or Glittery Shirts and Suits

If you are searching for an outfit to go nightclubbing in, I can imagine much improved choices than those that are sparkly, shiny and ultimately in bad taste. If you are stuck, try a form fitting black t-shirt or black dress shirt which can be worn with denims or slacks and dress shoes or casual shoes.

Clothes That Are Too Loose Fitting

In a word, shoddy. Unless you are a hip hop performer, it's not the appropriate look. Pick clothes that suit your body. This may take some testing by mixing and matching particular cuts and designs until you discover the correct fit for your body that is suitable.

Unflattering Colors

That gorgeous navy cashmere pullover you found selling at knockdown prices after Christmas at your local retailer might be truly enticing, but if it makes you look bad, it cannot be considered an excellent deal. You should pick the colors you wear to flatter your natural features such as your eye color, skin tone and body shape. Keep this in mind when putting your look together.

About Author:

Azlan Irda is a co-founder of, where you can get all the best in men and women's fashion at the best prices. Visit us for all your fashion apparel needs.

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