Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Style Matters: 10 Style Traps for Men

When it comes to men, I always think: why so much drama? A man can look gorgeous just in pair of ripped/old jeans, a white T-shirt and a pair of All-Stars.Yet, I only met a handful of stylish males (one of them is my best friend). After a laborious investigation (exaggerating, once again) and a little help from my friends, here are the results of the query:
1.Deep V-neck: It is disgusting. Absolutely not sexy. Hairy or waxed chest, it doesn't make the slightest difference. Even worse when super tight. Shoot me.
2.Wrong Trouser Length: I usually like it when men fold over their jeans, but only 1 out of 100 instances is successful. The 99% just folds it because they really do not think it needs to be shortened. I don't wanna be mean, but if you are over 18 years old, you will NOT gain height. Deal with it.
3.Sleeveless T-Shirts: Do not wear those. Neither at the gym, nor at the beach. Burn them. It is looks better to walk around half naked.
 
4. Shoes: The examples above may seem a bit dramatic, but choosing shoes seems to be a real chore for men. You are lucky enough to be able to wear the same kind of shoes day and night, so make some quality choices. Nike airsoles, All-stars and mocassin like shoes are at the top of my list. Please, avoid the shiny or pointy ones, unless your last name is Travolta.
5. Sunglasses: You may think I am shallow, but when I meet a man I always wanna check his sunglasses. Ray-Ban is at the top of my list, either Aviators or Wayfarers, those sunglasses bring out the cool factor at every man. Do not do a statement with your shades, please. You make me scared.
6. Visible Undershirt: Are you afraid you'll catch a cold? Then stay home. For God's shake, that is unacceptable for men under 60 years of age. Exception: I like visible undershirts under a knitted jumper, showing from the v-neck. 

7. Accessories: Those silicon watches need to be burned in fashion hell. Giant belt buckles should be banished from mass production. All a man needs is a watch. If you are style-proficient a pair of simple cufflinks will amaze me, too. Nothing more, please. 
8. Raised Polo Collar: In case you are Count Dracula, it is okay by me, you have built a whole career with that collar. If you have nothing to do with Dracula, stay away from my sight.
9. Jewellery: Are you a surfer from California? No. Are you P. Diddy? No. Are you a pimp? I hope not. Stay away from these polluting fashion details, then. Exception: I l-o-v-e piercings, if you go the piercing way, no matter how many of them you have, go for the SIMPLEST and SMALLEST pieces of jewellery.

10. Labelling: In that matter, men seem to be worse than women. I do not wanna know where your clothes come from. I want you to look good in them. A t-shirt that costs a ridiculous amount of money will not make you look neither more interesting, nor a better person. 

Now, the most interesting part of all: What is your opinion?

69 comments:

sugar plum fairy said...

:D this is really funny....and absolutely true!!!!

Babe Jane said...

you're absolutly right! :D

Yajaira said...

1 - agree with you. I don't like the deep v neck for men - i think it's gay and unattractive.

2 - folded too short can't look good - I'm sorry for men!

3 - wear sleeveless shirt HOME LOL - I agree with you!!

5 - not everyone can pull of the raised collar

agree with you - no one needs to know what's the brand of your clothes... are most men getting paid to promote this? NOPE - I don't think so

great post - love it!

Sienna said...

hehe, such a fun post! I agree with you in most things, except for the deep v and sleevless t-shirts. I agree they look terrible on most men, but there are exceptions... For example, I love a deep v on Colin Farrell and a sleevless t-shirt on Jared Leto:)
xoxo Sienna
http://fashion-sienna.blogspot.com/

Vicky said...

I love this post as much as the one with the mistakes women do!!!!
You are so funny.....!!!!!!!!!!!!Give us more!!!!

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Jo said...

oh girl, you are so damn right!!! trash, trash, trash! i just have to add: the speedos (must be extinct immediately, they burn my eyes!), the super low-baggy jeans/pants that leave the underwear to be seen, the boat shoes (when you're young, come on, seriously?), the t shirts with "funny" (sexist) comments like "great legs, what time do they open", "female body inspector", etc. I mean, who do you think will get impressed?

Lorelai● said...

to 8 einai gia na xtupiesai katw!
na valeis sti lista k tis apaisies adavgies!
kai ta apaisia mokasinia!!:P

Julianna said...

all problems are true :D:D
fortunately, my boyfriend hate rings,complicated watches and other accessories, and this shoes :D D :D
3- The best-its winner :D 6-horrible!!10- omg,

Shanah said...

Well, I kinda like the V collar on some guys hahaa!

cbsg5861 said...

Ha ha, that's hilarious!!!
Once again, your selection of pictures cracked me up!

May I add the ridiculous "plumber's back"? It doesn't discriminate men, sadly...

BRAD said...

Froso, mi fai ridere!! :-) Great POST! ☆

♥ Count Dracula!! :-)

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baci ♥ Brad

Bonnie said...

Deep V-necks make me think of "Jersey Shore."
Then again, everything makes me think of "Jersey Shore."

Bahahahahaha. The popped polo collar kills me every time.

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JenlovesBal said...

This made me LOL. I have to say you are on point about these fashion no-nos. :)

annette said...

this is awesomely hilarious.. i definitely like my man well-dressed but not more classic and not trying too hard... douchebag can be a pop-collar away..


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Artemi said...

Omg k 3 lol mazi pou lene!
xaxaxa
Poly kalo to post..
Symfwnw sxedon me ola,
sxedon giati to amaniko mplouzaki den me enoxlei k toso..

Kala eliwsa me ton Count Dracula!!!

xoxo

Velveteen said...

Lol, absolutely hilarious! I agree with you almost about everything but I have to say...James Franco in a deep v-neck? Absolutely hot! As for the shoes, I love chelsea boots on men, they are so rock n roll, but you have to be thin to wear them. As far as I'm concerned no one can get away with a sleeveless shirt. I hate them!

dEJOISS said...

Haha, nice post! :))) It looks so funny, look forward for the next, haha.

Dejoiss

Froso M. said...

@ Sienna: Are you seriously on my mind or something? I wanted to mention Colin as an exception, because he really was hot in deep V-neck! Unfortunately, men do not easily look like him.

@ Velveteen: I do not paricularly like him, but I get your point!

Loved all these details you added, go on!

littlestylist.net said...

Ουάου,είμαι σίγουρη ότι αν έφτιαχνα λίστα με αυτά που με απωθούν στους άντρες θα είχα όλα αυτά συν τα γυαλιστερά πουκάμισα και τα κολλητά μαγιό αν δεν είσαι κολυμβητής.

Inspiration partout said...

Hahahaha!!You are absolutely right!I had a friend at uni who was a very good guy BUT he did a lot of the things you mentioned especially the sunglasses thing.The best was when he bought some gigantic horrible sunglasses and thought they were nice just because they were advertised by David Beckham.

My Own Strange Little World said...

Hahaha!! This post is soooo much fun!! I can't stop laughing!!! You're sooo right about everything!! Thanks for your comment in my blog!!

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Francesca said...

yes! every guy who wears a polo shirt with the collar up are DOUCHEBAGS!!

F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

Μοντέρνα Σταχτοπούτα said...

Γέλασα πάρα πολύ..μου έφερες εικόνα στο μυαλό κάποιους γνωστούς μου!
Υπάρχουν κάποιοι που τα κάνουν όλα αυτά μαζί ταυτόχρονα!!
χαχαχαχα..
Τέλειο το post!
xxx

Tabatha said...

What a great post! So funny - & true :-D
Some men really don't know how to dress halfway acceptable *lol*

Thank you very much for your comment :-) Wanna follow eachother?
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Signorina Christina said...

+mfwnw me ola aneksairetws!!!Kai to xeirotero einai oti merikoi nomizoun oti einai kai polu stylish!!! Eleooooooooooooos!!!!!!

SignorinaTina

La Romantique said...

Συμφωνώ τόσο πολύ...

ava.mary said...

authum post, so true!
i think i have to talk to my best friend, now that i know that i'm not the only one who doesn't like those huge belts. and maybe he gets new sunglasses for his birthday :D

Helen said...

Hahaha great post! Sumfono apoluta! :)

Laura Tenshi said...

I can't agree more to these items on the list. For me, a guy is stylish when he doesn't try too hard, just like you said, some jeans, Converse and simple t-shirt. That will do for me.
The V-neck blouses are a disaster and so are the sleeveless t-shirts.

Sara said...

hahaha true !!

Θάλεια said...

pragmatika m eftiakses tn mera ginetai na kaneis kathe mera apo ena mikroulh tetoio post??ta amanika me ts sixamenes andrikes masxales k ta sandalia ta anatomika me ts trupitses pantou einai ta pio xarakthristika paradeigmata eleos as stamathsei h paragwgh ts mpas k yparksoun kalogoustoi antres :)

sarper? said...

Χαχαχαχα, μου έφτιαξες τη μέρα!
Καλά εγώ θα έλεγα ότι όλα τα παραπάνω είναι απαίσια.
Αν θέλουμε λαιμοκόμψη που να αφήνει λίγο στέρνο, ας ψαλιδίσουμε τον λαιμό του μπλουζακιού με το ψαλίδι, είναι πολύ πιο ωραίο έτσι, δείχνει ότι το έκανες πιο μοναδικό και επίτηδες πιο ατημέλητο.
Για τα παντελόνια εγώ θα προτιμήσω τα ελαφρώς μεγαλύτερα στη γάμπα, χωρίς όμως να χάνουν το φιτ τους ειδικά απ'το γόνατο και πάνω.
Καλά αν σου πω τώρα τι βλέπω σε άλλους που και καλά θέλουν να το παίξουν ωραίοι, θα φρικάρουμε. Να είμαστε ωραίοι στην τύπισσα που κάθεται δίπλα μας στο μπαρ ναι αλλά όχι κι έτσι!

Angie Aquarius said...

Thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog and leavin' your sweet comment! So I was able to discover your gorgeous blog! This post is sooo great! I was laughing all the time...

You are really pretty and you have an amazing style! I love your blog and I definitly follow you too!

*From Munich With Love*
Angie

alessandra nitti said...

this blog is simply amazing dear

http://wonderfashionista.blogspot.com/

That fat-shionista's wardrobe said...

hahahaha! this is the very same reason why i took my boyfriend shopping almost as soon as we started going out...least to say, his fahion sense is much better now. lol

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

LOL! This was so funny!
I completely agree with everything you said. Esp.Labelling and the Deep V neck... eww!

~Sherine
Check out my blog and follow if you like!
Confessions Of A City Girl

mato said...

i absolutely hate the v t-shirts!!!disgusting!!!!

Claire and Vasia said...

Συμφωνούμε απόλυτα μαζί σου.. Πολλές φορές οι άντρες φοράνε κάτι το οποίο νομίζουν πως είναι ωραίο αλλά τελικά αποδεικνύεται πατάτα :P ( V-neck t-shirts)!!!

kot-itsa said...

aaxxaxxaxa....eidika ayto to megalo v einai tragiko...k ta mytera krokodeile papoutsia!!!xaxxaxax

For The Fierce said...

So many people are against the "popping of the collar" except me! I wear my Polos with the collar up all the time... lol, just a personal preference. I am 100% with you on shades! I love Rayban aviators & wayfarers on both men & women.

The whole showing off what brand your wearing is extremely tacky!!

I love this post <3

Nanangel said...

jajaja i like this post.. great for all man

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Shoelosophy said...

haahhah such a funny post! totally agree with you on v necks and shoes!

follow me if youd like!!!
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WILDasaMINK said...

I agree with everything almost...and yeah only a handful of dudes get the perfect look down pat: white tee, jeans, and all-stars (my fave look). It's a shame.
However, maybe I'm just a sleeze, but I have to say I do love my BF when he wears his cut off sleeve vintage rocker tees...nothing looks better on him than his Scorpians tshirt that is just that. It actually can look hot on the right dude.

Alexandra said...

I am on your side, for all, except the first one. I mean , it really depends on the guy ! And on the occasion ! I'll try to take some photos of a friend wearing his home-made v-neck. And he does look great!

alexandra @
shoependant.blogspot.com

Rainbowing said...

Wear jewlerry and tuck my trousers up, oops haha was looking into buying some V necks too! ;D I deffo agree on the last one though!
I actually did a post a while back on wny it's ok for guys to wear necklaces haha http://happeningsofrainbowing.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-it-ok-for-guys-to-wear-necklaces.html ;D x

julia louise said...

Great blog sweetie :)

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Fortunately, my boyfriend tends to stay away from these fashion no-nos. Hehe. Lucky me! Great post!

Malu Rivero said...

Oh oh... Well I think all of it depends by the person who is wearing it! DEFINITELY! I've seen all the glorious and the disasters that one think like a V-neck can do-...!
I follow!
Xoxo

Marina said...

"In case you are Count Dracula, it is okay by me, you have built a whole career with that collar. If you have nothing to do with Dracula, stay away from my sight."
hahahahah I agree with you! I loved this posttttt:D I love your blog, I follow you:)

annie markantonatou said...

axaxaaaxxaax
you're killing me with these shoes!

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Tassos P said...

Amazing research! It really made me laugh a lot.

I couldn't agree more with every single of your dislikes :)
Please guys follow these tips please!

Kavery said...

So so true. And men in too-tight tees -like Simon Cowell- should be avoided. Thanks for stopping by, following you now :)

Angelina said...

poso dikio! gia mena to ntisimo metraei para polu se enan antra! exw aporipsei agoria mono kai mono epd kati de mou arese sto ntisimo tous!
gt? tis ilithies antaugies pou kanoun oloi tous pou tis pas?

Froso M. said...

Wow, such an amazing feedback guys! I am sure there are men out there wearing deep v-neck and still look "fire hot" (if you have possibly heard of Sakis Rouvas you probably know what I mean).

Girls have reached a decision: you have to go the simple way in order to look gorgeous, and stylish men tend to agree!

ediot said...

hello! thanks for stopping by me so i could find you. fun post. although i don't completely agree.
v-necks are ok, but only on a few guys. like jude law- he pulls it off.
sleeveless tees are also ok on some.. but it must be a simple "wifebeater" not a whole lotta prints on tanks for men. no.
hope you're having a good weekend

Maria G. said...

Tha simfwnisw se ola aneksairetws! Tha prosetheta tis podosfairikes faneles! Episis simfwnw me tin little stylist pou leei gia ta kollita magio! Thee mou, einai toso antiaisthitiko! Eidika se megalous antres! Iou!

TeenageDirtbag said...

Hahaha, you wouldn't like 50% polish guys. That's sad.. but not so many of them now how to dress properly ;/.

Holly Golightly said...

Great post and great blog!

KARNOSKI said...

ahah I love this post :D
it's all true (:
thank you for your comment
now I'm following you (:

Charlotte Amy said...

hahah love it!


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Joan said...

xaaxaxaxa teleiooo!!

Niki Asimakidis said...

hahhahh fashion hell <3 So funny!
And I agree on most of the statements, however, there is always someone who will pull even the worst "fashion crime" off. For example: I love it when my boyfriend has a t-shirt under his shirt ^^ I think that it brings character to his look.

I HATE those fake t-shirts with the brand spelled on them, it's 100% fake (mostly) and as you yourself put it "fake is a sin" -.-' it's simply ugly.

Niki Asimakidis said...

littlestylist.net said...
Ουάου,είμαι σίγουρη ότι αν έφτιαχνα λίστα με αυτά που με απωθούν στους άντρες θα είχα όλα αυτά συν τα γυαλιστερά πουκάμισα και τα κολλητά μαγιό αν δεν είσαι κολυμβητής.

---> min ksexnas ta ksurismena podia :S my GOD ! Speedo k shiny legs is megadeath

Niki Asimakidis said...

Hahahaha!! Froso!!! Des ti egrapsa sto blog
http://www.lifestyle-rebels.com/2011/02/seriously.html

kai seriously, add this one to your list epeidi o kaimenos sigoura den katalabainei oti einai lathos auto pou kanei xD Ta matia mou!!!

filia

Froso M. said...

@ Ediot: Most of the guys really have nothing to do with Jude, though.

@ Niki:Wow sweetheart, you really made a statement there!

Mwaaaaaaaaah!

Anonymous said...

Comparing women to men, men do dress way better than women. Make a top 100 style traps for Women so we can add another 100+ ourselves..

Froso M. said...

@ Anonymous: I do not think that it really is a matter of gender. You can have a bad taste, no matter what.
I would be really happy if you would like to add your own thoughts about female style traps to the certain post I did some time ago!

AlbeeLucky said...

Ha ha what a funny post. I would totally stay away from the guy sporting any of these items.
-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Natalia said...

i think jewelery...especially big+gold is the worst!
however if the guy wearing any of them is extremely very cute [like Sakis Rouvas or Ricky Martin (my favourites) ] i wouldnt really mind it..

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