Welcome back to the gentleman’s Gazette! in
today’s video, we discuss 19 things men should never wear, especially if you’re stylish or
dapper. I know some of you will say, in this day and
age, I can wear whatever I want, and you’re quite right! Today, you can wear whatever you want at the
same time, you can also inhale asbestos, or you can drink water from lead pipes, which
is because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Now that we got that squared away, let’s dive
right in. The first thing you should never wear asa
man are sandals. They look particularly bad when you combine
them with socks but even on their own, there may be something that people who are really
into outdoor stuff wear, however, if you consider yourself stylish or if you care at all about
your outward appearance, sandals will always make you look less smart and immature. The same goes for flip-flops. Unless you’re at the pool or at the beach;
a self-respecting man should never wear flip-flops in public. It’s always easy to say what not to wear but
what should you wear instead? Well, for summer, I think an ideal shoe are
alpargatas, they’re actually shoes that are originally from Majorca and they have a ___
sole which is some kind of a straw. Sometimes they have some rubber added to it
and then it’s fabric sometimes it’s woven, sometimes it’s very thin. In any case, it’s a summer shoe, it’s airy,
it serves the same purpose of sandals or flip-flops. Yes, it’s a lot more stylish. if you want
to go a notch up in formality, go with perforated punch holed leather shoes, or maybe even linen,
because it absorbs the moisture from your feet and it looks very summery and elegant. The second thing you should never wear are
cargo shorts. They just make you look like a douche bag,
and I know some people love them because they’re functional. Having items in a cargo shorts pockets make
you look asymmetrical and because of that, it sends a subconscious signal to others that
you’re just not as well put together and they can’t put their finger on it but in any case,
they will think less highly of you. My third men style pet peeve is wearing a
matching tie and a pocket square. Oftentimes, they come in sets; usually in
ugly, shiny satin and sometimes they even pre-fold pocket squares or pre tie ties that
you clip on and if you wear this, it just looks so cheap and like you don’t know what
you’re doing, that you’re better off skipping it altogether. Ofcourse, wearing a tie and a pocket square
makes you look dapper and you should do that, however, you should always tie your own tie
and fold your own pocket squares. If you’re not sure on how to do that, we have
a whole series on different tie knots and how to tie them, as well as how to fold pocket
square is the easy way, please check them out. My fourth style pet peeve is wearing a suit
with short socks. No one wants to see your hairy calves and
even if you shave them, it’s just not appropriate especially in a business setting or an office
setting, and if you go with a suit, or with long pants, or trousers, or dress pants, you
should always have over the calf socks. don’t you learn how to combine pants with
shoes and socks so you look dapper, please check out our guide on this, here. The fifth thing you should never wear is a
necktie with a dress shirt when the top button of a dress shirt is unbuttoned. It just looks sloppy and the sole purpose
of wearing a tie is to make you look more dapper and elegant. There’s no functional, no practical reason
why we wear a tie, having a top button undone just looks like you don’t care about what
you look and you should either wear the tie and wear properly or not at all. So you find yourself in a situation where
it’s too hot, or you feel uncomfortable around your neck, take out the tie, roll it up, put
it in a pocket and unbutton the buttons, that looks much better. My sixth pet peeve are shirt collars that
are too big. I see them all over the place and sometimes
you’re wear them with neck wear which leads to puckering because when you tighten your
tie knot, there’s too much fabric and it just leaves unsightly waves. The golden rule of thumb that you read all
over the place is that you can put two fingers in your collar and it should comfortably fit. The problem with that is I’ve never found
a collar where I couldn’t put two fingers in because your neck is flexible, because
of that, you should wear a collar that doesn’t leave any visible gaps when you stand still. Usually, if your collar is too big, you’ll
find that there’s a gap in the front and it should sit snugly against your neck, that
will give you a proper look and it’s just dapper. The seventh thing you should never wear are
square-toed shoes. Usually, it’s what you find in lower end shoes
under $100 and they’re just plain ugly and they show everyone around you that you have
no clue about dressing well. When I grew up in Germany, there was a company
named Lloyd’s and they sold tons of ugly shoes and they were actually a little more expensive
so people consider them to be quality dress shoes and for that reason, that style was
perpetuated. Fortunately, there are lots of other good
companies out there that offer a nice round toe or if you want something a little more
square, go with a chisel toe that’s very elegant. My 8th style pet peeve are tennis socks. Unless you’re at the gym, there’s really no
reason you should ever wear them. Wearing white tennis socks with brogues, or
with long pants, or even with shorts, in a public setting that is not the gym, make you
look like a peasant. The ninth thing you should never wear is the
windsor tie knot. I know it’s one of the most popular tie knots
around because it’s symmetrical and it’s big. The problem is, most people wear it with cheap
shiny ties and it makes you look like a used car salesman or an insurance salesman, that
is just very sleazy and not pretty competent instead, I suggest you look into the many
different tie knots that are out there including the half-windsor that look much better in
my opinion, and are much better suited to an elegant gentleman can check out our video
series here. The tenth thing you should never wear our
satin silk ties especially not for day wear maybe if you want something for the evening
or you want a little bit of shine, I could see that but most of those ties you get at
Walmart or a cheaper outlet like Men’s Wearhouse, and you name it, just look like it, and it
will always identify you as a man who doesn’t have a clue about dressing well. Sure you’ve seen those ugly striped eyes in
multi colors and they’re just so plain ugly I can’t even find words for it. Instead, go with a tie that is silk, maybe
wool, maybe cashmere, maybe some texture if it’s also going with the jacquard weave, or
a print look for something more matte that is timeless that will stand the test of time
and will always make you look dapper. Case in point, the tie I’m wearing here right
now is vintage, I’ve had it for years it’s probably fifty years old but I can still wear
it because it’s not shiny, it’s a classic small paisley pattern, and it just always
looks dapper. My 11th style pet peeves are sports sunglasses. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. Those mirrored sunglasses that you maybe wear
when you’re outdoor, sometimes they have rainbow colors, and they’re just not something you
should ever wear with a formal wardrobe in public. Instead, go with classic sunglasses; they’ve
stood the test of time such as maybe a pair of aviators, maybe Wayfarers, or maybe you
want to be like Steve McQueen, the king of cool and to learn more about those sunglasses,
please check out our guides here. My twelfth pet peeve is when grown men wear
jerseys in public. By that, I mean sports jerseys that usually
only wear if you go to a sporting event and you want to support your team, otherwise,
they’re wholly inappropriate and just always make you look very immature. Instead, go with any other kind of shirts
you can find but a Jersey is just bad. 13, in the same vein, slogan t-shirts. They just make you look like a 13 year old
boy who wants to express himself but doesn’t know quite how and it’s not just immature
but it makes people laugh about you and that you actually wear the shirt. I’ve stuffed we’re men actually wear t-shirts
that say douchebag or haters will always hate and while that may be the case, it’s just
better to not wear it, plain or in bold colors on your shirt but to write or talk to people
in person. My fourteenth style pet peeve is when men
wear regular neckties black-tie events. You see it on the red carpet in Hollywood
every year around the Oscars, and it’s just plain wrong. This is a formal dress code and it looks like
you don’t know what you’re doing. You want to learn more or black tie and why
you have to wear a black bowtie, please check out our in-depth guide here. We even give you a free pdf card with cheat
sheets so you can always look your best when it’s Black Tie time. I also create a video about how to find the
right black bow tie for your tuxedo on your situation, please check it out here. The 15th thing you should never wear is a
belt with a vest. A vest should be either worn with just side
adjusters or suspenders because a belt will create a gap between your waistband or your
pants and your vest and it just looks unsightly. You should also never have a tie that peeks
out underneath of it or maybe a shirt that pokes our need of it when the vest is too
short and the rise is too low because that simply shows that you don’t know what you’re
doing. My 16th style pet peeve are backpacks. I think only school boys should wear backpacks,
otherwise, there’s no place for them in public unless you go hiking, or to a expedition where
that’s kind of the only practical thing to carry, otherwise, with backpacks it’s very
easy to hit people without even noticing it which is not just rude, but just not polite
the same time, it makes you look like a schoolboy and you rather want to look like a grown man
so get a leather satchel instead, a briefcase, maybe a canvas one, or something that suits
your style, and leave the backpack with a school boys. My 17th style pet peeve our men wear ties
that are way too long. The problem is, they come underneath your
jacket, and if you don’t wear a jacket, they even accentuate your balls which is just not
where you want people to look at. Ideally, they look at your face and not at
your crotch. Now, I get it, all the ties are too long and
especially if you’re a shorter guy it’s very hard to find a tie that actually works for
you because otherwise, you have this gigantic tie knot with your tiny head and it just looks
goofy so instead, buy ties and the right length for you. I think we’re one of the only stores that
offers the entire three fold classic neckwear range in short, regular, and long, so every
man no matter the height can find a tie that works for him. My 18th pet peeve are large armholes in a
suit or a jacket. Not only do they make you look like a football
player, but they’re also uncomfortable and they restrict your movement. Instead, go with smaller arm holes messages
to watch our series on how a suit should fit so you get it right. The 19th thing you should never wear as a
self-respecting man are big, gaudy wrist watches that just scream for attention. I know they’re really popular these days but
a smaller watch is just more sophisticated especially if it’s slimmer, and it serves
the same purpose, and it’s just a hallmark of an elegant gentleman. In today’s video, I’m wearing a custom made
three-piece suit which is special in the sense that it has a peak lapel and an action back. it’s a combination you find very rarely because
peak lapels are more formal and usually a notch lapel would be the right lapel for this
kind of a suit however they intentionally went for it because I knew the rule and I
wanted to break it. I did that because it’s kind of a city suit
style that I’ve seen in a magazine from the 1930s and I just wanted to recreate that style
and feel. the vest one is quite unusual in a sense that
it has a shawl collar but it’s made for day wear which means there’s not a deep cut out
but just like a regular cutout. I also have a self fabric bag and lining only
on the inside which is something you only see custom usually. the pants have inward-facing pleats because
of my big thighs, I like to have some cuffs because they pull the pants down because of
the weight and the shirt I’m wearing is a white fine herringbone shirt from with a club
collar the tie is vintage I found it a thrift store for a few bucks it’s very old but it’s
still very nice and it goes well with the yellow lining of my suit. the fabric is from Holland Sherry it looks
like a blue pin dot but upon closer inspection you can see that it’s actually blue light
blue and a black that creates a pin dot effect and a very nice depth of color the changes
with light if you pay attention to details you’ll see that usually I have the bottom
button on my single-breasted vests undone however this vest is only 3 buttons so leaving
the bottom one undone would be disproportional. the pocket square is from Fort Belvedere and
it picks up the yellow tones but it adds some orange some purple just to break up the entire
look and make it harmonious. the cufflinks I’m wearing are also vintage
it’s an octagonal shape with cloisonne enamel which means it’s enamel that you can actually
see through. enamel and creates a very nice effect especially
if you have light that falls on it. as you can see the colors of a yellow and
blue go well with my suit in my time in the same vein or my socks which are shadow stripe
socks from Fort Belvedere in navy blue and yellow and while it’s not the same color as
my suit the two-tone effect really helps to tie everything together the shoes I’m wearing
are single monk straps with broguing on them and a wingtip they have less broguing than
a regular full brogue I made by Crockett And Jones now from their higher-end bench grade. the buckles of my shoe are silver which matches
my sterling silver ring which is a lapis stone which is a nice blue very few inclusions and
it matches my cufflinks as well the blue tones overall. that way everything is tied together and it
still has an accent for my tie my shirt as well pocket square just looks dapper classic
and timeless I know this video may be too extreme for some but sometimes you have to
take a stance and I firmly believe in that and if you enjoyed this video or you want
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teach you how things evolved why to wear them why not to wear them and you can take it from
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Dennis Veasley

100 thoughts on “19 Things Men Should Never Wear – Men’s Fashion & Menswear Style Mistakes & What Not To Wear”

  1. Never wear flip flops? Even to the beach? I shoulda stopped right there but I figured the rest of this list would be pure comedy and it didn’t disappoint..18k dislikes for a reason.

  2. If you really think the suit you’re wearing in this vid makes you look “dapper” then my friend you’re clearly not in touch with modern styles. An “elegant” man should stay fit. Which clearly you aren’t. So I suggest you take off your suit and put on some active cloths and go down to the gym.

  3. I love how you used Denzel as an example of “Black Tie”. He needs a better Stylist. ❤️ your list

  4. These fashion choices are fine in the appropriate environment and time. The fact is that when the video refers to a "Gentleman," the gentleman is not referencing genteel character and behavior. You are already supposed to know this.

    He is referring specifically to stylish attire and accessories that would fit in in what was High Society. Polished, sophisticated, educated in etiquette, and fashion to convey good taste, money, prestige, maturity, gravitas, e.g., Duke of Windsor, James Bond, Cary Grant, etc.

  5. Not wearing flip flops but that ridiculous sh*t??? I think I will not take advice here on how to wear when being in a tropical country, or being sporty… when you are fit, you don’t need many layers of clothes and accessories to hide your puny body

  6. If I see you out in public I’m gonna stomp on your alpargatas and steal your wallet… All while in steel toe boots, wrangler jeans, and a dirty old work shirt. Watch your words, Ernie Keebler…

  7. this idiot talking about style for men but his suit isnt even tailored to his body. looks like he bought a XL suit as a medium guy.

  8. Thank you for making sandals the first thing mentioned. And double thank you for pointing out how horrible it is to wear them with socks. I find it…. upsetting. Alright, to be honest it brings me to a near rage.

  9. This guy would look so out of place if he visited Florida. No sandles, no cargo shorts, or sports sunglasses?

  10. your missing your 20th style pet peeve which is the wigs bruv cause you look like an ailen with your hair line and your elephant ears 🤣 or mybe thats just the classic look of the first human on earth 😂😂😂😂

  11. Nah. it's a vintage mood ring! You should put a caveat in your instructions for people who have leg/ankle/foot injuries that prevent the wearer from putting on heavy shoes that restrict walking. Love the series. Don't like the condescension.

  12. Pretty smart to put a geek with silly hairdo and gets people to make many comments. . . All gets them more money. Surely this is for humor.

  13. If I ever get invited to a dinner party in the 1920's, I'll swing back to have a look. Otherwise, styles change. There's nothing wrong with that. Some changes are for the worse and don't last, other changes are refreshing and innovative. Ie, yes. flip flops while not at the beach,… bad. A normal tie during the oscars, nice!

  14. Cargo shorts well obviously there is a place if you are campin on side of mountain pretty sure your not gonna wear your best suit

  15. Wear what you like and with what you feel comfortable. Neva eva care bout opinion of the others.

  16. That blue suit needs to be tailored. Wayyyy to big for someone his size.
    He looks like a clown. Not a dapper look 11:35

  17. I was always told the full Windsor knot demonstrates that you took the time to tie it and looks more professional

  18. If you wear those alpargatas… first thing that is coming out of your mouth is " Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? "…

  19. I agree with the cargo shorts, but even worse are the men's calf-length pants in denim. Oh Holy Jesus!! Those pants are the worst looking things I've seen guys wear.

  20. Wait hold up. At 10:50 when he shows his outfit… sorry but that looks like a girl's jacket and his pants are pulled up to his sternum or something. LOLOL

  21. I've never understood why ergonomic backpacks are considered unacceptable, but an easily stolen and forgettable man purse (sorry….satchel) that will give you long term back pain are "professional".

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