Thursday, October 15, 2015
Slogan T-shirtsWhether or not you’re with stupid, the only thing your T-shirt should tell people is that you understand the basics of fit and form. Slogan tees are supposed to show the world that you’ve got a sense of humour. They actually just advertise the fact you’re a douchebag.
Your tees don’t have to be plain (although it’s never a bad move). Graphic takes from designers like Kit Neale, whose designs incorporate motifs such as vintage Coke logos and airplane safety cards, wear humour more subtly. But puns or sexual invites are as inappropriate on your clothing as they would be yelled at strangers in the street.
Plus, there’s no such thing as a female body inspector. We checked.
The Fix: Plain Or Printed T-Shirts
Three-Quarter Length TrousersYou might think, from the surfeit of mankles invading the streets, that trousers deliberately cut off mid-calf would save you precious minutes rolling your cuffs. But rather than hinting that you’re a man so busy he can’t find time for a pinroll, they actually paint you as one wracked by indecision, whose inability to choose between trousers and shorts left him entangled with their bastard child. You’re only one step away from cargo pants with legs that zip off.
Look east, and there is a right way to wear cropped trousers. The key being that no one could mistake them for long shorts. A slightly relaxed, rather than calf-hugging cut, which ends just above the ankle – see Matthew Miller’s Marlboro trousers, or the Japanese-inspired styles in Topman’s new This Is Denim range – lets you flash your trainers without looking like you’ve been bathing in Miracle Grow.
The Fix: Cropped Legwear/Rolling
Fashion is a funny thing: being cyclical in its
nature, it’s little wonder certain fads resurface twenty years down the
line. The above trends, however, are less out of place in time, more
strange occurrences that we hope and pray will never repeat themselves.
Do you have any trends to add to the funeral pyre?
Put a stop to crimes of style by commenting below.