3 Horrifying Men’s Style Mistakes to Avoid
Not tapering the legs on your pants – Are your legs bigger at the top than they are at the bottom? If you answered no, you are probably some sort of tree/human hybrid (BTW, that would be a badass Halloween costume idea). If you answered yes, then your pants ought to follow the shape of your legs.
Take your pants to your tailor (or a dry cleaner that does alterations on site). Try them on and have the tailor pin them so that you can see how much better they’ll look when they taper as they reach the bottom of your leg. Once you get them dialed in, the tailor will handle the rest and it’ll be so long tree trunk legs.
Wearing your pants too long – The pants puddle, that collection of fabric around the ankles is a sure-fire sign of a guy who hasn’t mastered fit. Somewhere along the way men got it into their heads that their socks should be hidden away and their shoes engulfed by their pant legs. The result: pants puddling has reached epidemic levels.
The worst part about this epidemic is that it’s a preventable disease. The solution is so easy even a caveman’s loincloth tailor can do it. Stop by any dry cleaner with an in-house tailor or seamstress and they can probably make this quick alteration for you in minutes.
Losing your shirt cuff under your jacket sleeve – The style rule is: your shirt cuff should stick out a quarter- or half-inch below the jacket sleeve. We’re a little less strict about this rule. Show too much shirt cuff and you’ll be forgiven, but don’t show any and you’ll look like the high school kid at the dance wearing his dad’s blazer.
This is probably the trickiest of the tailoring jobs on this list. There are cases when your tailor might have to shorten your sleeve by detaching it at the shoulder and reattaching it a little further down the arm. That could be a costly procedure, but such drastic measures aren’t necessary in most cases. Usually this is a simple job that a skilled tailor can knock out without too much work.
Hopefully we’ve dropped some knowledge on you here. Of course, if you want to avoid having these problems to begin with, you can get yourself a custom suit that’s made to your precise measurements and fits you flawlessly from Black Lapel.
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