5 Most Common Misconceptions of Men’s Fashion

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Over the years, countless fashion rules have come and gone. While many men do their best to make sure they adhere to these guidelines, they sometimes forget that some of these rules have changed and have been updated for this modern world. If you are having trouble deciding what colour your pair of chinos should be or which patterns to choose, we have a few tips that will help you overcome some of the most common misconceptions in men’s fashion. Here are five misconceptions about men’s fashion and the truth behind each of them.   1. White After Labour Day- At the end of September, many men stuff their white chinos, jackets, and shoes at the back of the closet. Why? Because fashion dictates it. It has been drilled into their head for so long, they automatically assume that wearing white after Labour Day is still a punishable offence in the fashion world. In reality, though, this fashion rule no longer exists.
In today’s world, we have come to realize that climate should not control the colour we wear. Even though summer is over, this does not mean white should be exiled from our wardrobe. White chinos, a white dress shirt, or an ivory jacket can make any outfit appear refined- no matter what season it is.   2. Match Your Shoes and Belts- For many men, colour coordination is scary. They are so fearful of this process, they strictly adhere to the old rule of dress shoes having to be the same colour as the belt. This not only makes for a very boring ensemble, but it puts incredible limits on your personal style. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Instead of using the same colour on every part of your outfit, consider using colours that have similar shades and tones. Remember that colours do not have to match completely, they just need to work well together.   3. Out of Style- Many men often make the mistake of thinking that just because something is old it is out of date. This is a very common misconception, but not if the style is classic. These pieces of clothing are classic for a reason. They have stood the test of time and have not been eliminated by the ever-changing trends. Don’t be afraid to use items like cufflinks and tie bars. Your grandfather may have used them, but they still look good.   4. Mixing Patterns- A fear of combining patterns is almost as common as a fear of mixing colours. Many men still follow the rule that patterns should not be mixed together, but, in truth, mixing the right patterns can give you an up-to-date and sophisticated look. You just need to know how to do it correctly. In order to do it right, make sure the colours in both patterns are the same and one pattern is more subtle.   5. Steel Band Watches Work Well With Everything- Many men own at least one nice watch, and it is usually one with a silver steel band. The common mistake is thinking this watch looks exceptional with everything. While this type of watch may look wonderful with a pair chinos and a casual button-down shirt, it is not the best look for a tuxedo. For semi-formal and formal clothing, invest in a watch with a leather band.   Before you throw your white chinos, plaid shirts, and chequered ties in the back of your closet, make sure you understand which fashion rules are set in stone and which ones have been modernized for today’s society.   Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=M_Hammersley Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6802431

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