Leandra Medine was obviously onto something when she realized that men tend to hate high fashion trends. She took this concept and transformed it into her now uber successful blog, The Man Repeller and the rest is history!
But while certain man repelling trends may seem obvious (harem pants, shoulder pads, flatform shoes), others may be harder to decipher.
We spoke to a panel of men to find out which everyday fashion trends they really can’t stand. (Side note: a lot of guys didn’t even know what half of these things were!)
Here’s what they had to say:
HIGH WAISTED PANTS/SHORTS
It’s 2013 – you look like you belong on the Titanic after it sunk. Enough with the high-waisted pants…it makes you look historical.
“Well pants way up like that just make me think of an old man who forgot his belt and decided his gut will hold them up.”
Some are okay, some are suspenders away from farmer-overall territory.”
High-wasted shorts give you camel toe and mom bum – you have to be able to dress it well with a crop top or grandpa sweater not with the ugly stuff girls try and put over top of it”
They remind me of Aladdin.
[Denim] high-waisted pants are U-G-L-Y. They just look like fat pants “ they make you look twice your actual size.
“Those astronaut boots, what the hell? They look really bulky”.
I don’t get why girls wear those – they are like wearing flip flops in Antartica, I KNOW your feet aren’t staying dry in those things.
“It’s annoying when girls wear them with anything. Makes you look lazy.
“You’re probably looking for a cutesy boot look, but all you’re really doing is giving me the impression that you don’t know how to dress yourself.”
“Girls need to realize UGGs are not allowed to be worn anymore and if they are going to wear them, they better not be with tight jeans or leggings¦makes you look like you have big feet and chicken legs.
What’s a maxi dress? The name makes me think of maxi pads.”
“It makes you look religious.
Looks like pregnant people clothes.
“OH so you borrowed my grandma’s dress to try to make yourself look bohemian? I’m definitely attracted to you now.”
“Why would you cover your legs?”
“Girls should show their silhouette, these make it look like they have no curves.”
There is a reason they are called ‘boyfriend ‘ jeans — you aren’t the boyfriend aka you shouldn’t be wearing them.
“Uh, no. Put your own damn jeans on¦you are not lounging around my house in my shit. It’s not cute.”
“Fit is everything. I’m all for comfort, but those are so baggy that it looks like you’re cheating on maternity clothes.”
“As a general rule, I think that clothes that don’t flatter you should not be worn in public. I think these boyfriend jeans are unflattering. Even guys are wearing slim and skinny jeans these days. That said, if you want to give off the laid back, almost too laid back look, go for it.”
“Heeless heels are like having pantless pants, it just makes no sense at all.”
“Those just look like a clump¦”
“Wtf? Do people actually walk in those?
They look like horses’ hooves!”
“Heeless heels are for girls who want to be ˜high fashion,’ but all they’re doing is making themselves look stupid and from outer space.
“These heels scream: ˜I want to stand out’¦but in a bad way. A little too Lady Gaga for me. Belongs on stage or in a performance.”
“Neon clothes? Is this the 80’s? What’s next? Bringing back hyper colour?
Are you under the age of 21? Are you at a rave?
You look like a giant highlighter trying to be fashionable.
NEON is good for pedestrian safety. I like my GF to be safe at night¦especially with Toronto drivers.
“Too flashy¦this is ‘look at me’ apparel.”
You look like something I wish I never hunted.
So¦you decided to also wear what you ate for dinner? Perfect.
“Oh thank you for getting the biggest purse ever and then make me carry it when you’re shoulder is hurting!!'”
“Well to be honest it makes me think, ˜Do you really need all that shit?'”
I don’t hate them because I know eventually I’m going to put something in there¦although it’s a trade off because I know I’m going to be stuck carrying it.
That must be terrible for the back and shoulders. If my GF carries that every day, chances are she will be crippled earlier than she should be in a few years… gotta think long-term.
“What the heck are you carrying in there??”