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8 Rookie Fashion Mistakes Men Should Avoid

Have you ever been concerned about your appearance? It takes less than a minute for people to make up their minds about you with just a glance. This means that the way you dress does matter, along with confidence, eye contact and speech etc. It’s not that they’re judgemental, but the thoughts usually come subconsciously. Intrigued? Let us break it down for you.

Meet Matthew from Supahands’ Business Development team. He’s a nice person, really gung-ho about his work and also one of the top performers in the company. We love him, but unfortunately the way he dresses sometimes may be somewhat questionable.


Matt from Supahands’ Business Development team


Now, you must be wondering…what are the mistakes in his #ootd today? Here’s your answer:

A. The belt and shoes combination.

B. Wearing socks with mocasSINs.

Looks are especially important for Matt because if you’re a salesperson, going for an interview or pitching an investor – first impressions count.

We can excuse that chances are, you won’t be looking like Tom Ford the moment you’re born into this world . However, we can help you level up your game with some pointers on style faux pas you should avoid and what can you do about it.



#1 Baggy Shirts


Baggy shirts

Baggy shirts


Overly baggy clothes will make you look sloppy and dampen your confidence output.

Here are some tips when choosing shirts:

  • Make sure that the shoulder seams rest on the edge of your shoulders; not on top of them and not over them.
  • Meanwhile, the cuffs of your shirt should end at the dimple of your wrist and there’s no stretching of fabric around the chest or the buttons. When you tuck the shirt in, there should be no excessive billowing around the waist.
  • You should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your neck; no more and no less.

If you can’t find the right fitting for your body type, it’s time to befriend a tailor.


#2 Dark coloured top with dark coloured pants



Dark coloured top with dark coloured pants


Why would you camouflage a nice shirt with pants of the same colour? Don’t be afraid to be more experimental with colour so you end up looking much more vibrant. However, this dark-on-dark combo is more acceptable if you happen to be pairing it with wear jeans.

Here are some tips on colour combinations for you to go for from LooksGud.

LooksGud's Pants and Shirt Colour Combo

LooksGud’s Pants and Shirt Colour Combo


#3 Mocassin/ loafers with long socks


Moccasin with socks

Mocassin with socks


You’re not serious, right?  Please don’t do it if you want to look dapper. Just don’t.


Socks for the loafers/mocassin

Socks for the loafers/mocassin


If you’re feeling uncomfortable without your socks on, don’t sweat! There are socks made specially for this purpose. Problem solved.

#4 White socks with dark shoes



Black shoes with white socks

The only person that can pull this look off is the late, great Michael Jackson. So, unless you’re him reincarnated, we suggest you to avoid it. Black or dark blue tone socks suit black coloured shoes and if you’re wearing brown or camel colour shoe slack, try beige or light brown coloured socks.



#5 Improper belt-shoes combination


Belt-shoes combination

Belt-shoes combination


This is a definite NO. Wear a belt and shoes that match in terms of colour and also finish. Trust us, you’ll look smashing.


#6 Large buckle belt with an elegant suit


Huge belt buckle

Huge belt buckle


There’s no exception to this. Opt for a fine leather belt with thin silver buckle instead and don’t forget about point number 5.

#7 Black pants with brown shoes



Black pants and brown shoes


Gentlemen, please refrain from doing so. It is always better to combine black pants with black shoes. If you fancy brown shoes, match it with dark blue pants or brown for a swagger look.


#8 Fair skinned wearing a light shade suit



Pale coloured suits on dark complexion


A pale coloured suit stands out more on a dark complexions. Meanwhile, for those with mid-tone skin, avoid shades that are too dark or too light.

You’d be surprised at how many different and better combinations you can come up with when you go through what you already have in your wardrobe. Take these tips on board and hope that they will help you improve in making decisions on how you dress. Now step out, and have fun being a stunner.  

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  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Poor Matt!

  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Wear what you feel good . Its 2016 and we dont need hipsters telling us how to dress.

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