Wearing the Wrong Colored Socks
Contrary to what some men may believe, socks are available in more colors than just white. When wearing a suit, it’s recommended that you choose socks in the same or similar color as your trousers. If you’re going to wear black trousers, for instance, stick with black socks. This creates a more uniform appearance while concealing your socks in the process.
Pleather, also known as a faux leather, is a synthetic material that’s made to look and feel like leather. The only real benefit that it offers is the price. When compared to genuine leather, pleather jackets and garments tend to cost a fraction of the price. But this is one instance in which the mantra “you get what you pay for” holds true. If you’re looking for a new leather jacket or garment, stick with the real deal and avoid pleather.
Fastening All Jacket Buttons
Whether it’s a sport coat, jacket, blazer or any form of outerwear, you should leave the bottom button unfastened. Some men make the mistake of fastening all of their jacket buttons, creating an awkward appearance. By leaving the bottom-most button unfastened, however, you’ll create a cleaner and more appearance that compliments the rest of your attire.
Trousers Hiding Shoelaces
You can tell when your trousers are too long by looking at your shoelaces. If your trousers conceal your shoelaces, they are too big and need to be tailored. Wearing oversized trousers will create a messy, unflattering appearance, so it’s best to check your shoelaces before walking out the door.
Not Color-Coordinating Belt and Shoes
I think we’ve all been guilty of making this fashion mistake at some point in time: you grab the first belt you come across in your closet, without considering whether or not it matches your shoes. A brown belt with black shoes, for instance, creates a mismatching appearance, simply because brown and black clash. A better option is to wear a brown belt with brown shoes — or if you plan on wearing black shoes, wear a black belt.
Wearing Socks with Sandals
Being that spring is right around the corner, we have to mention the whole socks-with-sandals faux pas. There’s nothing wrong with wearing sandals, or socks for that matter, but the two shouldn’t be worn together. If you’re going to wear sandals, free your feet by not wearing socks.