Anyone who follows men’s fashion trends knows that what is popular comes and goes in cycles. That is what is meant by the phrase: “What’s old is new again”. However, there are some fashion ideas that are just plain “don’ts” when it comes to menswear.
The first “never” that I would like to address is wearing socks with sandals. I have seen it a million times, but it never looks any better. If you feel the need to wear socks, then it should be with sneakers or shoes and never with sandals. If is too cold for the bare skin of sandals, then don’t wear them.
Next, cut outs in clothing have been a popular trend on and off for years, but these men’s trousers by Luar Zepol step way over the line. The skin-tight gray pants are unusual enough from the front, but the missing rear leg panels, which require the black straps to hold them in place just scream “wrong”! I imagine that they also do get quite breezy at times.
For the winner of the Ugly Men’s Sweater contest is this furry blue sweater with blue knitted mittens and a knitted blue “hair-hood” that made its way down the runway in London’s Fashion Week. The mittens probably would be very warm but useless when it comes to the immense size and the deep cowl neck just makes it look more bizarre than ever.
One way to make them better – aside from ditching the mittens completely – would be to add some kind of adornment to break up all the blue. I’m thinking some golden wholesale jewelry like beads or some of the golden squares depicted above. At least it would take away from all of that hood action!
Last, but not least, is a take on the “jumpsuit” that has cycled to the present time from the 70’s and the 80’s. Most jumpsuits look like what mechanics wear, however, I found a pair of crocheted granny square men’s suits in black and white check, as well as multi-colored chevron. I hope it was a joke or at least something only worn indoors when Nana visited because she made it.