We all have different tastes or preferences in the fashion choices of the opposite sex. However, there are some items for men and others for women that are universally just NOT HOT. In fact, we can't think of a single situation where these wardrobe choices would be considered attractive on members of the opposite sex. Not even our bf Joel McHale could pull these off:)
The traditional Belgian loafer. These loafers with a tiny bowtie are favored by East Coast prepsters and Andre 3000 alike. But we just find them to be so incredibly unattractive. We love driving or horsebit loafers all day long, but something about the Belgian just makes us cringe.
Pleated pants. WHY are pleats necessary? They are so universally unflattering. We have yet to ever see a man who looks better in pleats than in a flat-front pair of pants.
Dark colored oxford shirts. This is a personal favorite (or least favorite) of mine. I absolutely detest them and would never take someone in a professional environment seriously if he was wearing one.
Mandals. We are okay with the Rainbows or Reefs (flip flops only!) but basically all other mens' sandals are bad news! From Jesus sandals to the orthopedic walking sandals shown below, ick, we just can't handle it!
Short sleeved oxford shirts. Don't they just scream Office Space? Bonus points if it is short sleeved AND dark. If your arms get too hot for sleeves, just wear a polo shirt!
Men in jewelry. We are okay with a wedding ring, a family or school ring, a watch, and cufflinks, but that is all! This gold-by-the-inch figaro chain necklace and/or matching bracelet gives us the willies!
Cargo shorts. Unless you are a carpenter who really needs a hammer loop and easy access to 200 nails, cargo shorts are overkill.
A man in a turtleneck. Or even better- a mock turtleneck. Bonus points if he wears it without an undershirt like the LL Bean model here. Tucked into jeans. With a fancy brown belt.
The holiday sweater. We'll give school teachers a free pass on this one, but for the rest of the world, just don't do it! Decorate your house, decorate your office, but please don't decorate your sweater!
Critter skirts. Or pants. We'll admit we loved these back in high school and college. But they have run their course. It's time to take the critters "out to the farm."
Running shoes with jeans. We love Jen Garner as much as anyone, and we don't yet know the challenges of motherhood (although I will find out soon enough I suppose). But gosh, how about throwing on some ballet flats! Nikes with jeans is just not cute at all!
Khaki pants. We really can't think of a situation where khaki pants look good on women. There is always a better option, be it jeans, black, etc. Sorry, Andrea Linett, we just can't do women in khakis!
What would you add to the list?