Light a bonfire in the garden, and step bravely into your best-dressed decadeMore
You don’t necessarily have had to have been on a gap year to be guilty of this heinous fashion crime. Gap Year Jewelry is now as prominent on the British high street as it is the fleamarkets of Ho Chi Minh – any carved, bead-like, gemstone-studded bracelet or necklace that embodies a kind of louche surfer dude vibe in the wearer long after his tan has faded and he’s picked up a graduate job running social media for a supermarket.
Male jewelry should be discrete, classy, and preferably made from something that doesn’t float, so get rid of the Hawaiian beads and opt for something a little more stylish.
Big, chunky skate shoes were once the epitome of comfort, but even the ‘young people’ of today opt for slimmer, neater sneakers like New Balance and Vans Eras.
Skate shoes on anyone over a certain age carry a weird prehistoric vibe to them, as if the wearer has been missing for the last ten to twelve years. Get with the times and get something a little neater, a little more low-key. And sell that old skateboard too while you’re at it.