Our location has given us the opportunity of observing working adults whiz by our shop front, day in day out. After careful scrutiny, we've compiled the top five sins that men have subconsciously committed since the Neanderthals started wearing animal hide.
1) THE PANCAKE COLLAR
The collar is definitely the most important style-element of a shirt. It should frame your neck properly, with or without a tie.
2) DARK COLORED / OVERLY COLORFUL STRIPED SHIRTS
A shirt always look more business-appropriate when it is in a lighter tone compared to the trousers. Whether you like it or not, a working man's wardrobe should be dominated by whites, blues and pinks, with the alternate color being lavender. Dark shades of brown, maroon and grey are usually not considered as corporate shirting colors, and deep purple is only good for smoke on the water. Overly colorful striped shirts should also be avoided if you want to be taken seriously.
Sir Paul Smith says no.
3) THE SQUARE GROWTH
A lot of men carry ultra thick wallets, two phones, a stack of receipts and a whole bunch of keys. All these items are stuffed into the pockets, making it look like you have a huge, square-shaped tumor growing on your thigh.
Stuffed turkey impression fail.
Do an edit and get rid of the unnecessary items. Often times, a few cards and some cash is all you need. If you really have to carry an arsenal of things around, there's this wonderful invention called a bag.
4) TIGHT AND FRAYED BELTS
A belt is an accessory and should not be required to hold up your trousers. Over tightening of the belt creates a pleat on the waistband. Cheap, synthetic leather belts tend to fray after a while when the paint job on the surface starts to wear off. Not sexy.
Ain't gonna get you any action.
5) OVERLY LONG TROUSERS
When the trousers are too long, excess fabric puddles up at the hem and creates a very sloppy look. We are not asking you to go full Thom Browne on your pants. Opt for a gentle break and you'll look much more polished.