Common Items of Bad Taste

There are many clothing items and accessories available for purchase. It can be confusing. It helps to know about a small, popular subset that should hardly exist. When worn, such items offend more people than impress them. Without offering significant extra physical comfort or other benefits. Habitually wearing multiple 'unwearable items' indicates a style problem. Note - almost anything is fine when home alone and there might be unusual circumstances that call for or require their use, but one would know when that is.

Deep v tee shirts

Black dress shirts
- have negative associations, not appropriate for the office, and especially bad with almost all ties

Short-sleeve dress shirts
- associated with "drone" and "nerd," often show hair in the wrong environment, and long sleeves can be rolled up

Shirts with prominent slogans on them
- asking to be treated like a kid

Very distressed or very faded jeans
- how senseless to buy items that were made to fall apart fast or look worn out

Mesh shirts and muscle tees (if not working out)
- part of the general rule that athletic attire should only be worn for exercise and athletic events

Novelty ties

Matching tie and pocket square sets
- because the tie and pocket square should not be identical or very similar

Square-toed shoes and Crocs
- never seen on men known for being stylish

Unisex clothing (other than socks)

Skinny pants or jeans
- always inferior to Slim

Very distressed or very faded jeans
- how senseless to buy items that were made to fall apart fast or look worn out

Denim shorts (jorts)
- are inferior to regular shorts in looks and comfort

Over-sized sunglasses

Conspicuous jewelry

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