Alright ladies, the men have had their say. Now its our turn. The following is a list of a few male fashions that break our hearts or trigger our gag reflexes. (Feel free to print this out and post it on the fridge for your Ed Hardy-wearing man to see.)
Hate: Deep, Deep V-Necks
Unless you are campaigning for American Apparel, please keep your chest hair to yourself. Regardless of how chiseled or shaven your pectorals may be, we don’t really want to see them. Oh, but don’t worry, regular v-necks are still fine.
Hate: Baggy Jeans
So your Sean Jeans hang below your butt crack. How very 1990s of you. Here’s a hint: If you want a woman (or anyone, for that matter) to take you seriously, get a pair of jeans that don’t display your choice of flannel boxers.
Hate: Skinny Jeans
We know this sounds a little contradictory, but hear us out. The whole skinny jeans on guys trend is done and over with. The simple truth of the matter is: a girl doesn’t want to date a guy who she can share her closet with.
Hate: Ed Hardy Tees/Tanks
Those too-tight, rhinestone-Bedazzled monstrosities? They are the worst offender on this list. In addition to being downright ugly, there is something about Ed Hardy shirts that just scream douchebag! (Note: This also includes any Tapout shirts or other UFC paraphernalia such as hats and hoodies.)
Hate: White Shell Necklaces
If you’ve ever been on spring break, or to a college bar, you know what we’re talking about. Though white shell necklaces are thankfully not spotted as often these days, you’ll occasionally see one sported by a guy with Bieber-like bangs and a too-tight Hollister t-shirt. The white shell necklace not only means that he’s got horrible style (and will buy you BAD jewellery), but it also means he’s about 10 years behind on trends, even the bad ones.
We love a guy in a good scarf. They make men look sophisticated and fashionable without looking like they’d rather date your brother. Not to mention, they’re a super easy way for a not-so-Vogue guy to accessorize a little.
There is something so ruggedly handsome about a guy in a flannel shirt, most women will agree. And best of all, unless you attempt to do an all-over-flannel ensemble, flannel is pretty hard to screw up.
As with scarves, a guy with the style and assumed-intelligence to pull off a cardigan is a major turn on. Pair a cardigan with a button-down shirt and slim-fit (not skinny!) jeans and you’ll start setting off women’s hot nerd radar all day.