Probably because they look like shit 100% of the time.
I briefly dated this girl with like 12 actually really good, really big tattoos and her gauges were the only one's i've ever seen that i cared for. When people take em out though, their ears turn into stretchy vaginas
Eh, indoor photo taken up too close, not enough contrast (in both the outfit and the picture).
Move it outdoors and put the camera farther away, it'd look a whole lot better. Add something a little more contrast-y into the outfit, better still.
Not a huge fan of gauged earlobes.
you are right about more contrast. My shoes don't pop enough. I've got a pair of red vans that would probably look a lot better. thanks for your time!
Hate on the gauges is way overblown, no point critiquing something like that.
The only thing wrong with the fit is that the cuffs are too large, make them like 1" at most and they should match the profile of the shoe better.
That will get you the desired look you were going for.