Written by Jessica Saia and designed by Isla Bell Murray for The Bold Italic


Fashion is a slippery slope, and if American Apparel has taught me anything, it’s that we’re just a few seasons away from a deep V that ends at the Earth’s mantle. The problem seems obvious: typical style guides just don’tgo far enough. Can you really trust that someone is going to take your gentle tips on, say, layering and NOT put on every item of clothing they own? No! You can’t!

In honor of TBI’s annual men’s fashion event, I’ve put together a basic list of do’s and don’ts for dude-style that covers the spectrum of “looking fine” to “YOU SHOULD BE FINED!”


TshirtMain02footwearheaderSandalsMainsunglassesHeaderSunglassesMain04JortsHeaderJortsMainNeed more men’s fashion advice? See the rest at The Bold Italic.

The Do’s, the Don’ts and the Oh God, Please Don’ts of Men’s Fashion 17 October,2013KQED Pop

  • Michael Thomas

    The sunglasses behind the head is for storage not fashion. Capri jorts are just fine, better when they are black.

  • Hezaa

    The only one I have an issue with is the middle deep V neck. You got the collarbones, then rock the hell out of that. Whatever.
    But I see where you’re going with it and this is pretty hilarious.



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