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Fashion Faux Pas 2021:15 Accessories Men Should Avoid

A fashion faux pas is possibly the worst style mistake anyone can make. These usually result in clothes/accessories looking terrible or fitting badly once worn, such as white sox and underwear peeking out of an outfit.

The huge success of a product doesn't always mean it's beautiful or stylish. Sometimes, companies just get lucky with their marketing strategies and sell an object to many people who aren't discerning enough about design.

If you care about your appearance even when dressing casually, or want to avoid looking like a freak of fashion, stay away from these common mistakes that are no-nos for guys because you want your clothes/accessories to look good on you, not bad like a hillbilly dressing in an outlet!

The best way to ensure this doesn't happen is by avoiding these 15 men's accessories at all costs!

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2021 Worst Fashion No-Nos for Men

1. Fit Over Sunglasses

Fit over sunglasses may have a medical purpose, but it's not recommended to use them as your only pair of sunglasses unless you suffer from cataracts or are recovering from eye surgery. It is very easy and affordable nowadays to find quality UV-protected glasses that will provide the same protection without making you look ridiculous in public.


Each pair of Crankshaft sunglasses sport Oakley's famous Plutonite lenses that block 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue light up to 400mm.

2. Birkenstock Sandal Style

While it is true that they may be comfortable and long-lasting, unfortunately in the world of fashion, most items are meant to perish and be replaced by something more trendy and recent than the previous season, etc. There are way too many alternatives than to wear that unelegant piece of raw footwear...


This 100% synthetic rubber sole slide is very comfortable, good for sport, and adjustable with 3 stripes. A contoured Bounce footbed delivers responsive comfort and cushioning.

3. The Loud Commercial Shirt

The loudness and fashion faux pas of wearing a Budweiser shirt in public can be avoided by remaining in the backyard grilling burgers on the barbecue and preferably behind a tall-picked fence away from the friendly and still ingenious neighbors. Are you getting paid to wear this?


This 100% synthetic rubber sole slide is very comfortable, good for the sport, and adjustable with 3 stripes. A contoured Bounce footbed delivers responsive comfort and cushioning.

4. Footwear no-no: Crocs Sandals

Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to create crocs? Although they may have been an incredible commercial success, these sandals are by far one of the ugliest fashion items created during this century.


This 100% synthetic rubber sole slide is very comfortable, good for sports, and adjustable with 3 stripes. A contoured Bounce footbed delivers responsive comfort and cushioning.

5. Hats Off in certain settings...

Do you really need to be wearing this everywhere you go? Whether you're a stickler for etiquette or not, it's important to remember that removing your hat is always the right thing to do inside business situations and socially, as a sign of respect. There are no exceptions for any kind of hat! Just pretend you are attending a ball game and they're singing the national anthem.

If you're at work, take off your hat. You probably won't last very long if you wear a hat every day to the office unless you are one of those lucky hipsters working in a creative company or some sort. For formal settings wearing hats is considered inappropriate and bad form for business attire.


This 100% synthetic rubber sole slide is very comfortable, good for sport, and adjustable with 3 stripes. A contoured Bounce footbed delivers responsive comfort and cushioning.

6. Another Fashion Faux Pas Example: Oversize Brand Logos

Unless you want to look like a walking billboard and are okay with advertising yourself more than the average NASCAR driver, it's fine. There is nothing wrong with wearing a discreet brand on one of your fashion items as long as you don't overdo it. The best way to look stylish while wearing a brand is by being subtle. Wear one item with the logo and that's it!


Crafted in lightweight absorbent microfiber, this solid cap from the Lacoste Sport x Novak Djokovic collection is a true winner.

7. Ghetto Necklace

Let's be real. Gold and silver necklaces may have a lot of value, but they don't necessarily equate with style or elegance. Too many guys use those precious metals to express their associations and exhibit more than simple taste in jewelry design. Most women and the rest of us are often critical of your thickness or heavyweight and find it to look tacky.


A thin and simple chain-link necklace in silver-tone metal. Logo-engraved graphic pendant at drop. Logo plaque at lobster clasp fastening. Approx. 21" full length.

8. Fashion Faux Pas Example: Brand Labels on Sleeves

Ah, those annoying, tacky brand labels left on the sleeves of suits as if they are supposed to be permanently part of the suit. I’m going to guess most people do it out of ignorance. It’s really weird and cringy unless you plan on returning your clothing items in good condition.

Next time someone has a label attached to their sleeve, ask them when do they plan on returning it?

"Fashion is just another accessory for someone with great style."

9. Knockoff Watches

The Oulm brand is another attempt by a Chinese manufacturer to design something original. It's bold like a muscle car, oversized, and probably fit for yet-to-come generations that have different preferences than us now.


The US-made high-accuracy quartz movement — hand-assembled in Detroit with Swiss and other imported parts — drives the hours, minutes, and seconds with precision.

10. Long dangling earrings

There is no need to attach sexuality or any of the things that divide us when trying to determine who should wear it, how long, and on which side. Let's just be clear: "If you like something, you should just wear it." We feel this is more a question of identity than anything else.


6 Kinds of Different Style Earrings, well Matching with any clothes. No need to worry about the style as there are enough earrings to attend any type of event or party.

11. Thick wallet

In a digital world where we no longer need to carry cash and cards, RFID wallets are more helpful in protecting your items. Moreover, they provide better safety without being bulky or ugly.


Made of top-quality material inside and out. The carbon fiber outer case is treated with anti-scratch technology to give a longer-lasting, better-looking wallet with a much better feel to it, holding up to 12 credit cards and 9 bills at once.

“The boor covers himself, the rich man or the fool adorns himself and the elegant man gets dressed.” -Honore de Balzac

12. Leather Casual Sport Jacket

Leather jackets have an undeniably macho character, which can be tricky to work with. However, if you must wear one in any professional or official function then try toning it down by using a light scarf and low-profile shoes for the top end of your outfit not fighting against them.


65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Lightweight sports jackets design in a slim fit, featuring with notched lapel,one-button closure, left chest real pocket with a white fake handkerchief, two flap real pockets, and one interior real pocket in the lining; Professional tailoring offers you a sharper look.

13. Wearing socks with leather sandals

The humble pool-slide-and-sock look has gained a new appreciation, especially among people wanting to achieve a luxury style. If you are going for the leather casual look, it is probably best to skip the socks altogether unless you aim for that luxurious feel and then opt for quality ones!


100% Leather upper is easy to clean and maintain to extend product life. A rubber outsole for traction and flexibility to help reduce foot fatigue.

14. Tacky Sunglasses

Sunglasses aren't just meant for blocking damaging UV rays. They also play a strategic and fun accessory in the style we are trying hard to impersonate. And although popular brands tend to have the quality made glasses we wish we could afford, some of them do go overboard with their tacky styles that project insecurity instead of luxury taste...


The Estoril brand made by Orlebar Brown of London is an amber/shiny titanium double bridge pair of sunglasses very distinctive and elegant.

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” - Ralph Lauren

15. Suspenders with belt

You don't need both at the same time to hold your pants or show some style — one or the other will work fine. The best trousers to wear with suspenders are usually the custom-made ones or if you can still wear off the rack, the ones without belt loops. But don't wear suspenders and a belt at the same time, as it serves no purpose!


If you want to look professional, make sure your suspenders use buttons and not clips. Wearing clip-on suspenders with metal clips is considered less professional than buttoned ones because they're a little more casual looking.

“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting.” - Marc Jacobs

A great French designer once said that "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak". - Coco Chanel That is not to say that you need to wear expensive designer clothes to impress anyone but that the effort you put in wearing the things you wear gives us a hint of who you really are.

This quote implies more than what we choose to wear what it cost, or how we wear it. It's worth considering how your wardrobe reflects on yourself, especially if there are any bad habits or patterns happening within it.

How does your closet reflect on who YOU truly are?



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