There’s a lot of misinformation out there on the subject of men’s fashion. So just because you hear a “fashion rule” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s true. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding men’s fashion.
Your Belt and Shoes Must Match
This myth isn’t limited strictly to men’s fashion; women also believe that their belt and shoes must match. In reality, though it’s perfectly fine to wear two different colors for your belt and shoes. As long as the two colors flow cohesively with another, you can pull it off without fear of it hurting your appearance.
You Can’t Double-Up on Denim
Another all-too-common myth is that you can’t wear two denim garments together. If you wear denim jeans, for instance, this myth states that you cannot wear a denim jacket. But this is just a myth to which there is no merit. The secret to wearing two denim garments together in the same outfit is to choose a different color/type of denim. If your jeans are indigo, for instance, wear a light-blue denim jacket.
You Can’t Wear Brown and Black Together
In some cases, you can’t (or at least shouldn’t) wear brown and black together. But in other cases, it’s perfectly fine to wear them together. The key thing to remember is that you want your outfit to maintain a central, cohesive color scheme. Normally, this means using subtle hints of either black or brown to enhance the other color(s).
You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day
We’ve all heard this myth before: you should stop wearing white after Labor day. This is an unwritten rule of sorts, with origins dating back to the late 19th century. But the rule has since faded, with many people wearing white throughout the year, long after Labor Day has passed.
You Can’t Wear Pink
Who says men can’t wear pink? On the contrary, it’s a bold color choice that’s sure to turn heads. Whether you are going out with friends or just running errands around town, pink is a great choice to increase your visibility while presenting yourself in a more fashion-forward manner.
These are just a few of the most common men’s fashion myths and misconceptions. Of course, there are plenty more floating around there, which is why it’s important to use your best judgement when preparing your outfits.