There are certain items of clothing that no self-respecting 21st-century man should be wearing. Here’s our list of the top eight items you need to toss right now.
Fashion is dynamic, it’s only normal we move with it when it changes.
Men’s Capri Pants: ‘Nika-boka’
Yes, we can agree on the fact that capri pants are comfortable and are great for a lazy Saturday indoors. But the problem arises when you have to rush out to get something at the mall. What are the chances of you quickly changing your clothes? Zero to none, right? To entirely eliminate the risk of being seen out and about in capris, it’s a good idea to either give yours to a hospice shop or throw them out. Your partner’s probably secretly been waiting for this moment for some time, so do them a favour too!
There was a time when wearing a silk shirt meant you were one of the coolest, most on-trend people on the street. But that was a long time ago. Besides, looking as though you’re walking around in a blouse is just not okay. Yes, it feels great on the skin. Yes, it’s so cool in summer, but no, it’s not okay for public consumption. Bin it!
It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when the bootleg cut was trendy. For some reason, it still works for women, but guys, it’s not for us any longer. Who wants to walk around looking like a hippie . . . flower embroidery anyone?
We have nothing against Crocs . . . well, actually we do when they leave the house with you. Crocs are really, really comfortable, no one can argue with that. But they should never be worn anywhere except in the garden, and in the privacy of your home. Your Crocs should be a secret between you and your partner.
Overly tight trousers
If your pants feel like they don’t fit – if breathing has become a chore, if your stride is not as long and free as it usually is and if your family jewels are being crushed – don’t wear them. There few things as horrifying as a man in a pair of pants he can barely walk in. Stop guys, please.
Silk boxer shorts
Honestly, silk boxers are some of the most comfortable chill-out clothes out there. However, they are never to be worn in the presence of anyone else. Keep them in a secret compartment in the back of your wardrobe if you really have to have a pair.
We can neither confirm nor deny that there are any guys who still wear corduroy pants, but if there are, they need to stop. In 2015, Vogue reported that the corduroy trend of the seventies had returned . . . for women! We’re not sure how women have been able to revive it, but it’s still in the grave for us. Unless you’re going to a retro-themed party, you shouldn’t be wearing corduroy pants.
Wide-collar shirts were hugely popular during the era of Elvis Presley; he rocked them and they became a trend. It’s safe to say that the trend died along with him. Wide collars are horribly old-school, and probably the most un-21st-century thing anyone could wear. And, just as a side note, popping collars are no longer cool either, let’s stop that too.