I have made a lot of styling mistakes in my life. Through my shameful experiences I became a victim to bad styling rules. I walked around not knowing that what I was doing was actually breaking every rule in the style handbook. Well, now I know what I was doing was wrong and I want to share with you the 5 bad styling rules I used to follow.
Back in the day I would wear the hell out of skinny jeans. They were my go-to pants. But that’s not the bad part. My skinny jeans would be so tight that you would see imprinting, and I’m not talking about my phone. Yea, you know what I am talking about. This is just uncomfortable for those pedestrians around you. Now I know that straight jeans are the way to go. If you want perfect tapering, just take a pair of straight jeans to your tailor and you are good to go.
Unless you want to look like your mom still dresses you, you don’t have to follow this rule. I was the guy back in the day who would listen to old GQ articles that demand you do this, but you don’t have to. It is okay to be off by a few shades or even contrasting belts. Our sponsor, Anson Belts is the best place to get belts.
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I was very into GQ back in the day. So much so, I won their “How GQ Are You” competition. Well, they said that you don’t have to wear socks with shoes, and guess what? They are wrong. I was also wrong for following their styling tips. Who in their right mind would wear such a formal shoe without socks? A crazy person. Dress shoes and socks are a dynamic duo. Dress shoes were made to be worn with socks. Stay formal guys.
I would always see people who wear either Black & Brown or Blue & Brown together as crazy. I always thought these different color combinations didn’t match, but I realize now that they do. There are so many different shades within these colors (Black, Brown, & Blue) that provide for some super stylish combinations. This concept is false, so play around with the different shades of Black & Brown and Blue & Black. You’ll be super stylish when you pull these looks off.
This was the theory that I always thought was true. I would’ve bet my life on this claim back in the day. Well, I was wrong. You don’t have to be bold to stand out. If you truly want to stand out you need to wear minimal pieces that are more refined. Wear intentional outfits and dress with a proper aesthetic. Less is more boys. Remember that.