The 20 Biggest Style Mistakes of Summer

Being a man in summer is a sartorial minefield. Pitfalls and potential ridicule lurk at every turn. We consulted with our in-house style experts and most discerning female contributors to find out the biggest style disasters and turn-offs available to mankind when the thermometer hits the heady heights of 20 degrees and over. Here are the results:

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1 | Shorts to Work
In theory, why not? In practice, because your legs are the colour of printer paper and those shorts have a drawstring.

2 | The Crumpled All-Linen Suit
You think you’re chanelling David Niven. You’re actually hitting supply languages teacher.

3 | Tight white Jeans
Only to be attempted on meditteranean islands by people with mahogany tans and surnames ending in ‘i’.

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4 | The Tossed Sweater
See above.

5 | Flip-flops in the City
Just impractical and irritating. For you and everyone else. And being Australian is only a partial excuse.

6 | Three-quarter Length Trousers
There’s a fine line between being well-ventilated and trying a bit too hard.

7 | Football Replica Shirts in the Pub
Yes, even when they're ironically 'retro' and there’s a World Cup on.

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8 | Too Short Shorts
Ask yourself: are you really a hot pants kind of guy?

9 | Sports Sunglasses
You know, those ones with the curvy fisheye frames and gold mirror lenses. Makes you look like a teenager on a school cricket tour.

10 | Heel Plasters
Because the ‘no socks’ look really isn’t worth limping for.

11 | The Singlet
Vest, wife-beater, sleeveless T-shirt. Whatever you call it, leave it to the roller-bladers of Venice beach.

12 | Facial Sunburn
Sloppy. Raises basic questions of self-management. And women notice these things.

13 | Hairy Back
Women definitely notice these things.

14 | The All-black Look
You may be in denial that the seasons have changed but you’re making the rest of us feel hot.

15 | The Roman Centurion Sandal
They look great on girls. And that’s reason enough to steer well clear.

16 | Man Cleavage
Whether it’s a deep v-neck or too many shirt buttons undone, ask yourself: do you want to be like this guy?

17 | Black Socks With Shorts
There’s no clearer sign that you and your wardrobe are not built for summer. That is, except for…

18 | Cheap Slogan T-Shirts
Ones that say things like Milwaukee Athletic Club or South Beach Harbour Patrol but were bought in a Westfield bargain bin.

19 | Beaded Choke Chain
It’s time to let that Thailand holiday go.

20 | Ordering a Jug of Pimm’s... 
In a pub garden during the first warm weekend of the year. Come on, give it a week.

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SEE ALSO:

The Worst Style Mistakes Men Make
Things No Man Should Have In His Wardrobe
Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe 
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