Tuesday, June 5, 2012

HOW TO WEAR SHORTS IF YOU'RE A GUY

I think that men who wear shorts look very attractive, however it also depends on the type of man and how he decides to wear them. I guess very skinny dudes with stick skinny legs might not look as attractive but then again who I am to say they can't wear shorts if it pleases them and makes them happy, at the end of the day it's always a matter of self confidence (just like wearing a hat). Now that summer is at the door (although here in Guatemala is rainy season but it's still freakin hot some days) it could be about just the perfect moment to talk about the DO'S and DONT'S of wearing shorts. It's already a well known fact that you don't wear shorts to work unless you're a caddy or perhaps you work in fashion or in a very free and creative environment, otherwise there are strict dress codes to follow depending on the type of work you're in (later on I'll be writing more about this).  However when it comes to men this is not the only rule applied to wearing shorts, there are a few more things every guy should know, no guy want's to end up looking like a 70's porn star or an 80 year old at a retirement home in Florida. So here are some simple rules to follow:

1. Don't wear pleated shorts
2. Don't wear gym or athletic shorts unless you're going to the gym
3. Don't wear cut-offs or jean shorts
4. Do wear a nice flat front khaki short
5. Do wear a cool pair of board shorts
6. Do invest in a trendy short
7. Do use a self tanner 

And the most important rule DO NOT WEAR BIRKENSTOCKS WITH WHITE SOCKS OR ANY SOCKS BY THAT MATTER!!! This is the most unattractive and unappealing thing to do. 

I also recommend that you read The Art of Manliness Guide to Wearing Shorts 

Meanwhile here are 3 outfit ideas for you to try this summer. You can go all neutral and monochromatic or you can be a little more daring and creative and add some brights to your outfits.

If you're interested check out my MEN IN SHORTS album on Facebook for more creative ideas from real life creative men. 








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2 comments:

LISA ANNE said...

HI, LET ME SAY THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG, I EVEN MADE MY BOYFRIEND SEE IT (LOL) AND HE AS WELL AS ME THINK THAT IT WOULD BE FABOULOUS IF YOU KEEP POSTING SOME FASHION TIPS FOR MALES! IT WOULD BE NICE FOR HIM TO HAVE SOME BACKGROUND TO DRESS BETTER (LOL) OR MAYBE YOU COULD POST SOME MALE FASHION BLOGS THAT YOU THINK COULD HELP MY BOYFRIEND THANKS!

Maria Cristina Acquaroni said...

Thank you Lisa! This is awesome! You are absolutely right. I always say I'm gonna create more fashion posts for guys but I always end up forgetting about them. I'm gonna make it part of my blog new years resolution. Thank you for following Style by Red! Best wishes for you guys!

Maria Cristina