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Food For Thought 12 horrible mistakes men make in the name of fashion

A man’s tie should always, ideally, end at the center of his belt buckle. It shouldn’t overreach: ambition is for humans and not ties

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Fashion has come to stay but should it be abused? if you want to rock it, rock it well if not, avoid it. below are 12 fashion mistakes some men make.

Socks with sandals

Have you seen any man ever pull this off and look sexy? Please, leave it for kindergarten, primary and Junior High School students. Leave it for the children, bro. The point of sandals is to see your feet, why hide it? Are your feet smelly and hideous? That’s why there are shoes and sneakers. Let’s see some feet

play Sandals with socks is off the fashion sense (file photo)


Buying oversize clothes

Please don’t wear clothes that flutter around you - you aren’t a caped vigilante. You aren’t superman. You aren’t a skydiver either - so please lose the parachute. You’ll be fine, okay? You don’t need to collaborate with the wind to look good. If your body type makes it hard to find well-fitting clothes off the rack, befriend a tailor and get some access. Fast.

play Wearing Oversize clothes (File photo)



Sagging is not on.  So not on.  If you want to remove those pants, just do it. Be a man and make up your mind.  Make your intentions clear. Think about it: sagging is an act of cowardice and indecisiveness. Are you a coward? Are you happy with yourself?

play If you want to remove your pants just do it (File photo)


Wearing too many colours  

Please keep it simple. Just one or two colours and you’re good to go. A crowd of colours makes you look too loud and unappealing. Rainbows are nice and romantic but only when they occur in the sky and not on your figure. Please, the colours beg of you to divorce them. Less is more. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Wearing over-sized ties

A man’s tie should always, ideally, end at the center of his belt buckle. It shouldn’t overreach: ambition is for humans and not ties. It shouldn’t be too short too, excuse me! You don’t want to step out looking like Bob Okala - life is not a ‘concert party’. More importantly, that tie also shouldn’t be larger than life itself. A slim tie with a moderate length makes you look smart and suave. Try it.

play Ambitions are for humans and not ties (File photo)


Mismatching colours between shoes and belts

The coordination between the colours of your belt and shoes goes a long way to give you a sharp look. Embrace the harmony and symmetry. You don’t want the colours to be at war. Misunderstanding never ends well. Let that belt and shoe get along. It helps.

Unflattering hairstyles

Hi there, you don’t need to have a carnival going on  top of your head to look resplendent. Keep it calm and measured. Wild is great but mild gets the job done too, if only you have the courage to give it a try. A noticeable hairstyle gets you eyes, but a simple hairstyle slays with quiet elegance. Getting attention will win you the battle, but winning respect will win you the war. Well, to be honest, there is no battle and war - please don’t get carried away - but you do get the point right?

play Not every hairstyle suits just anybody (file photo)

Excessive Jewellery

Three pieces of jewellery is okay. Scratch that: make that two. One even. Please, please don’t over accessorize. Unless you aspire to be a slave merchant or a dog, please leave those chains alone.

play Excessive jewelry is a no go area (file photo)


Tucking in T-shirt

Tucking in polo shirts is acceptable - not too cool, but acceptable. Just. T-shirts, though, should always be kept casual. Always. Look, in fact, if your t-shirt is too long and has to be tucked in, then it’s probably too big on you. Dump it man.

play Do not tuck in your T-shirts into your shorts (file photo)


Excessive perfumes

You want everyone in Accra to know you smell good. We get it. Everyman loves to hijack noses - it is usually the first step towards the subsequent annexation of eyes and ultimately, hearts. But keep it reasonable. Too much of everything is bad, did you not get the memo? Too much cologne and you might end up killing a woman rather than thrilling her. She will die, man. Don’t do it. Just one spray on the neck, another on the wrist and if your Cologne is from Paris and not from Sofo Line, you should be fine.

play Excessive perfumes rather chokes (file photo)


Dirty nails

Keep your nails short and clean. Long nails are creepy and unhealthy because they check in too much dirt. We all know most men feel manicures are emasculating, but it’s either that or you are better off joining the league of ruffians and riffraff. If you want to be one of those, decide now. You can’t be a decent man and keep such an indecent habit. You can’t eat your cake and have it. Even worse, you can’t eat cake with long dirty nails - you will contaminate yourself and die. Then it will all be over. Rest in Peace bro.

play Just keep them short if you cant grow them (file photo)
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