That is the simple question that goes through my head when I see these things paddled around as "stylish" in the media.
- Shirt showing beneath a waistcoat, often the effect of low rise trousers that don't harmonize with its length. The problem is also that manufacturers keep cutting their waistcoats the same length but lower the rise of the trousers. It looks even worse once you take the jacket off.
|Simon Baker of The Mentalist fame calls to ask where he dropped his tie.|
- Too-tight coats that may as well be classified as male corsets. If the front quarters are splaying open this badly or if you can barely breathe, then it doesn't fit. End of story. But then you have a lot of guys on clothing forums, usually under 30, who insist that this is a desirable fit. Ignore them.
|"Life After Twilight" ... apparently consists of looking skinnier than you really are. I feel bad for Team Jacob.|
- Loosened ties. This is last, but not least. I'll get sh*t from people around my age for this, but it just looks sloppy. You're giving a mixed message by putting forth the effort with a tie but loosening it before the party has even started. Kiefer Sutherland takes it a step further by folding up a square of cotton, carefully placing it in his breast pocket, but then saying "the hell with this tie". He may as well have ditched the tie entirely. Out of all three of these guys, he comes the closest to "nailing it" but misses by a mere fraction.
|Jack Bauer ignores the Geneva Convention and common sense in dressing well.|