Alright men, I know shopping can be a bore and some of you really just don’t care about what you wear, but hey, guess what … we usually do. With the seasons changing, and a new spring upon us, maybe it’s time to spring up your fashion? The following are some examples of clothing women would rather not see on their husbands, boyfriends, dates, or “potentials”:
1. Skinny jeans. Women, on average dislike the peg leg look on guys. Skin tight jeans accentuate skinnier legs, magnify feet, and diminish booty. Opt instead for a relaxed pair somewhere in the middle of tight and loose with a length that goes nearly to the bottom of your shoe. Shoes should look relatively new and clean, and be complete with Odor Eaters.
2. Sandals or flip flops with gnarly toenails or black socks is a big no-no. Never wear black socks with shorts or sandals, and if needed to tackle tarantula toes, pedicures are an inexpensive investment to check out. You would be surprised at how many men get pedis!
3. Strong cologne or B.O. Any strong smell, whether good or bad is a huge turn off as are sweat stains and rings under armpits. Cologne should be sprayed twice overhead and “walked into” (not bathed in—less is more) and deodorant is an all occasion must-have. Secret Unscented for women is a popular, hidden trade secret of the ladies man (yes, really).
4. Shirts with stains, holes, or with stretched out collars do nothing for your figure. It actually distracts us completely. Whether it is a dress shirt, polo’s, t-shirts, or long sleeves, shirts should be well fitted without being too tight or too loose … and of course, stain and wrinkle free (no exceptions—we notice and critique it all).
5. Matching is very important. Belts should match shoes, and when dressy, socks should match pants. To match ties and shirts, pick one solid and one pattern in complementary colors for best results.
Some additional tips for your wardrobe include: Try wearing more color, especially in the summer. Know that most of us don’t look good in beige, but blues usually work for everyone (and avoid dark colors if you have a dandruff problem you haven’t yet addressed). You may also want to pass on any loud or multicolored socks, and shiny/glittery shirts, suits, and white dress shoes. Overall, look for colors that compliment your eyes, hair, and complexion. If in doubt, I guarantee at any store, you can always ask the assistance of a female for her opinion. Chances are you won’t get turned down for help and might even get a date out of it.