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Pet peeves with clothing?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have a few that irritate the hell out of me (to whatever degree fashion should irritate...) 1) Suit sleeves being too short. You can see this every single day anywhere there are businessmen. Guys walking around with their whole barrel cuff exposed even when their arm is at their side. I can't fathom what makes someone get that much sleeve cut, it looks really sloppy to me. 2) Logo mongrels- ugh, I don't even want to talk about it. 3) Loose fits- almost unbearable to walk into a mall anymore... I know you guys know what I mean here.
post #2 of 21
I'll add a few, even though I'm sure I've posted these before: 1. Too tight clothing, especially tight t-shirts and tank tops on muscleheads. C'mon guys, your self-image problems are showing through. It seems that it's difficult to find guys who know their right size. While I respect that there will be variations owing to personal style, there is no call for buying either clothes that are several sizes too large, or clothes which allow for anatomical analysis. 2. Guys that tuck in their t-shirts. There is really no excuse for this. The same goes for sweaters. 3. That awful short sides and back and long in front and on top haircut. Usually because it's sported by guys with the oversized t-shirts tucked into their jean shorts. 4. Loafers with jeans. Wear sneakers (trainers) or ankle boots. Actually, I think that loafers in general are dangerous territory. There is a direct correlation between your Eurotrash quotient and how low the vamps on your loafers are. 5. The Euro-trash look. The worst: Loose black blazer with a t-shirt or sportshirt tucked into tight, tapered black jeans worn with low vamp loafers and topped off with a logo belt (Versace belts with Medusa buckles are the very, very, worst case scenario). 6. Baseball caps worn "ironically". 7. Baseball caps worn unironically, especially presidential style, with a suit. 9. Olive microfiber suits. They combine a material which invariably looks cheap with a color that flatters no complexions. 10. Baggy suits. A lot of salesmen at low and middle end department stores carry their crap street style into the work. I hold them responsible for outfitting all the other poorly dressed men out there (and there are many of them). And I could go on and on and on.
post #3 of 21
Agreed with most of the above, here's some of mine: - People who wear all black, or whose wardrobes are mostly black, annoys the hell out of me. Yeah, I'm lumping a majority of the population into one group, but c'mon. Show some creativity and wear some color. A friend of mine who falls into this group made the comment that color "bored" her after fifteen minutes, which is why she always wears black. That's a flimsy reason to be, but to each his own. - Evening clothes worn during the day. - Loud, oversized, tacky clubbing shirts worn during the day, or at the office (don't ask.) Frankly, a microfibre shirt covered with Elmer Fudd, Spiderman, etc. is just wrong at any time. - Hip hop style clothing, and sloppy, loose, baggy clothing in general. Especially when paired with six different eye catching logos, or worse, "carolina" (aka baby) blue head to toe. - Ill fitting clothes on anyone, male or female. i.e. T-shirts with shoulders half-way down to the elbow, too-tight muscle tops, men wearing extremely flared jeans, etc. - If you put on something which causes rolls of fat to bulge out of your waistband/top/chest/etc., consider going up a size or two. I don't know how many times I saw this during the summer (thank god it's getting cooler up here.) I have nothing against revealing clothing, but if you look like a yorkshire pudding that's baking (with the oiliness to match) get a grip with reality.
post #4 of 21
Seems like I'd annoy davei.   I sometimes wear all black. About 4/5 of my wardrobe is black, the rest is white/beige/grey/navy except for two pink woolies, a dark greenish plaid jacket and a pair of very dark brown shoes. The only things I own which aren't solid colours are the greenish jacket and a bowtie. And my gym shoes. I prefer simplicity and severity, always have. If others view me as boring and uncreative, that's fine. I feel comfortable and that's what matters, isn't it? Alright, some of the things I get annoyed by: Badly made and finished clothes, especially flaws on very expensive tailored garments. It disgusts me to see sleeves that don't hang quite right or have that ever so slightly bubbly/gathered look where they're attached to the body. Lapel/collar joints where there's a slight dent/ripple/crease on the lapel part. Etc, etc. Badly (home?) made alterations and customisations. I realise that everyone isn't a tailor but if you're not sure of what you're doing and how it should be done, please have a pro do it. "Fun" and "creative" clothing when worn by people intent on making sure everyone else realises just how it expresses what fun and creative individuals they are. Equally annoying are those who think they're breaking the mould and becoming individuals by embracing an alternative look, a different uniform if you will. Alternateens are excused by their age, older people should realise that they're not exactly displaying individuality. Individuality goes deeper than general style. People who take their appearance too seriously and looks down on those who aren't up to their standards. People who are so stressed they can't imagine going to the corner store unless they're perfectly dressed for the occasion. People who confuse style/fashion/taste and use them synonymously. Case in point, Dolly Parton has a great personal style but is it tasteful and fashionable? Clothes that are too small, unless it's by design. I see this on men and women, young and old, thin and fat. Clothes that don't hang right, bunch up and generally look strained. Faded black, it looks sloppy. Shoes that are worn all day, every day and never ever get polished.
post #5 of 21
You guys have definitely hit a lot of the worst offenses"”clothes that don't fit, are poorly made, poorly matched, or simply tasteless"”although some bother me less than others. Black clothes don't bug me too much, as I'm originally from NYC. However, I do think that head-to-toe black gets monotonous, especially when dressing to go out on the town. Loafers are fine, even with jeans. They should, however, be respectable loafers, not the outdated low-vamp numbers for which LA Guy reserves his greatest ire. Baseball caps have a place with jeans and tees and similar weekend loaf-around wear, but they should not be worn out at night if you're not playing a night game (unless you're just running out to buy a six pack), and they really don't belong on the heads of talk show guests and awards show attendees. Why shouldn't clothing be creative and fun? It just shouldn't be garish and ugly in the pursuit of fun and creativity. As for Dolly Parton, at least she doesn't confuse her own style with fashion or taste; in her own words, "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap." So, what are my peeves? I could probably come up with a bunch of 'em, but the one thing no one else has yet mentioned that really bothers me is that guys don't dress up to go out anymore. I don't mean you always have to wear a jacket and tie"”lord knows I don't"”but put some effort into looking nice if you're going to a restaurant or the theater. I'm tired of sitting down for a nice dinner surrounded by men who seem to think they're at McDonald's, or at best Red Lobster. Is it that hard to put on a nice shirt and a decent pair of shoes?
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
p, I actually don't mind that so much- it just means those of us that do dress well get more looks and compliments..
post #7 of 21
Badly (home?) made alterations and customisations. I realise that everyone isn't a tailor but if you're not sure of what you're doing and how it should be done, please have a pro do it.
What about jeans? I think that getting a tailor to fix your broken in jeans would push you into the category of men who organize their collar stays and fold their socks.
I prefer simplicity and severity, always have. If others view me as boring and uncreative, that's fine. I feel comfortable and that's what matters, isn't it
Minimalism was one of the better ideas of the twentieth century (as opposed to pet rocks, pets dot com and fascism), but I'm not sure that Helmut and Jil got everything right. Don't you think that there is room for the *slightest* bit of fun?
post #8 of 21
I'm not sure that Helmut and Jil got everything right. Don't you think that there is room for the *slightest* bit of fun?
How about a Helmut Lang jacket with a squirting lapel flower?
post #9 of 21
I think I didn't express myself fully and clearly... I'm not a style Nazi, I don't want the world to be dressed in serious black. I like colours and patterns but I would feel uncomfortable wearing a lot of them myself. I have nothing against fun and creative clothing per se, they just tend to appear as costume when worn by people who do not feel relaxed in them. Just like a suit and tie can on someone who's not relaxed wearing it. Wearing and flaunting stuff (especially if you feel self-concious wearing it) in order to present a persona seems a tiny bit fake or shallow to me. I like Dolly and wasn't out to slag her. I used her as an obvious example because of her personal style. I don't think she's confused a lot, she seems to be a smart, intelligent and witty woman. Fixing/customising jeans? If you know what you're doing and how to do it, then go ahead. Jeans can be worn in almost any state of distress and customised by anyone, after all. Taking a pair of jeans to the tailor seems a bit bizarre, actually. Maybe I should insert a disclaimer somewhere.
post #10 of 21
I'll add two: Men (or women) wearing sneakers with their suits. Inexcusable. Wearing backpacks with suits. You don't have to buy a Louis Vuitton briefcase, but at least get something that doesn't emulate a junior highschool student.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
some more: huge, overwhelming double windsor knots... bleh well dressed men who STILL wear a black belt with brown shoes or vice versa. Inconceivable.
post #12 of 21
PeterMetro: You ever seen Letterman? He wears double breasted suits with sneakers. It's really bad.
post #13 of 21
PeterMetro:  You ever seen Letterman?  He wears double breasted suits with sneakers.  It's really bad.
I have seen Letterman, and the sneakers with suits - not to mention the open DB jacket - is bad. I forgive him for a couple reasons: 1. He's a commedian, so there's always the possibility (albeit unlikely) that he's doing it for laughs. I mean, no one gets on Gallagher for how he dresses... 2. He sits behind a desk. I'm told from people who know that newscasters and the like often disregard everything below the waist because it's never shown.
post #14 of 21
Now this is something that I do now, and I would like to know if I am wrong. All the shorts I own are khaki and I like to wear heather grey and darker grey. Would I be wrong to put these two together? I see khaki as being close to brown and grey being close to black, and I always believed not to mix black and brown. Am I being too picky, or should a steer clear from doing this?
post #15 of 21
I really couldn't care less what other guys wear and I'm not the least bit annoyed by any fashion faux pas on their side. Now as for the ladies there are a couple of things that irritates me: *panty lines showing, even if it's claire forlani if the lines show she is striken off the list *those grotesque jeans with all the chains hanging around the waist, mostly worn by latino girls in their early twenties *louis vuitton/fendi/hermes handbags combined with a north face/roots/university crested backpack. Extremely common here in motreal among university girls. I mean if you gonna go to class then just take the backpack and skip the handbag that you have bought with last months wages from the local McDonalds
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