The Worst Men’s Winter Fashion Fails – How to Avoid!
February 6, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

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Fashion is a tough nut to crack, especially if it’s not within the bounds of your admittedly limited attention span. For men and women, fashion can be a blessing or a curse. It is fun to pick and choose your own style, but make one wrong move and you go from cute and kooky to that weird guy who sits on a park bench and scares the pigeons. So what were the monumental catwalk messes of this season and the last, and how does a regular Joe avoid making the same mistakes?

Currently Failing

While we can all agree layering is a time-honoured, genderless and comfortable tradition, which works on all levels and at all ages, it turns out even that can be ruined by thinking outside the box. Fashion labels Vetements, Raf Simons and Prada are only a few of the many brands who have embraced the trend of oversized clothes this winter: gigantic jumpers, sleeves that reach your knees, trenchcoats that sweep the floor as you walk – if you’re aiming to feel like Thumbelina, or willing to endure looking like a kid playing dress-up in their parents’ clothes in the name of style, kudos to you.

However, while it’s making the rounds on runways globally, I think it’s fair to say this is one trend we all feel comfortable letting slip from our collective memory. Look upon the layering disaster here and below.

layering-disaster

Past Failures

Sweatshirts that drown you in fabric might not seem that shockingly terrible, and that’s because they’re not really. They’re just inconvenient and don’t look particularly appealing. Past fashion shows and older runways, however, have dry-cleaned skeletons hanging immaculately in their closets – and those faux pas are considerably worse. The website Fashion Beans compiled a list of the most unsightly appearances at a 2016 fashion week runway show, and though some of them will undoubtedly make you laugh out loud, there’s a few that should make you want to back away slowly.

Some examples are bedazzled dental mouthpieces from Hood By Air, literal parachutes in lieu of a shirt from Kokon To Zai, and Aitor Throup’s puppets in hockey masks flaunting the clothes instead of living models. It got really weird, and I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that we won’t be seeing samples of those trends roaming the streets. See the disaster in full here and below.

aitor-throups-puppets

How Not to Fail in the Future

Fashion Beans also nabbed a few predictions of what trends are to come, and how to get your foot in the stylish door before you fall prey to the situations described above.

how-not-to-fail-in-the-future

In accordance with the oversizing of clothes, though perhaps swerving a little from the drama of making them five sizes too big, it seems garments that are less tailored will be “in” this year. Big shirts, loose-fitting trousers – the pirate look is back, and I think we all missed it. Collegiate jackets and jerseys are looking like they’re going to make waves too, so hang on to that letterman jacket and sweatshirt that you were supposed to turf out half a decade ago. Similarly, structured sportswear, which seems to make shorts and trainers more widely acceptable no matter the scenario, is good news for the GAA buffs. Knitwear and crocheted layers will return to defend you against the unpredictable Irish weather, well beyond winter.

how-not-to-fail-in-the-future-mens-fashion

So there is hope – don’t stray too far from the beaten path where mouthpieces and parachutes are concerned, although that should be a given. It looks like experimenting with granddad-chic and your gym bag is advised, however, so direct your attention there.

For your consideration, if you’re still not convinced fashion is a science: Celebrity fashion fails that should be a cautionary tale to all. Happy dressing.

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

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The Worst Men’s Winter Fashion Fails – How to Avoid!
February 6, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

the-worst-mens-winter-fashion-fails-how-to-avoid

Fashion is a tough nut to crack, especially if it’s not within the bounds of your admittedly limited attention span. For men and women, fashion can be a blessing or a curse. It is fun to pick and choose your own style, but make one wrong move and you go from cute and kooky to that weird guy who sits on a park bench and scares the pigeons. So what were the monumental catwalk messes of this season and the last, and how does a regular Joe avoid making the same mistakes?

Currently Failing

While we can all agree layering is a time-honoured, genderless and comfortable tradition, which works on all levels and at all ages, it turns out even that can be ruined by thinking outside the box. Fashion labels Vetements, Raf Simons and Prada are only a few of the many brands who have embraced the trend of oversized clothes this winter: gigantic jumpers, sleeves that reach your knees, trenchcoats that sweep the floor as you walk – if you’re aiming to feel like Thumbelina, or willing to endure looking like a kid playing dress-up in their parents’ clothes in the name of style, kudos to you.

However, while it’s making the rounds on runways globally, I think it’s fair to say this is one trend we all feel comfortable letting slip from our collective memory. Look upon the layering disaster here and below.

layering-disaster

Past Failures

Sweatshirts that drown you in fabric might not seem that shockingly terrible, and that’s because they’re not really. They’re just inconvenient and don’t look particularly appealing. Past fashion shows and older runways, however, have dry-cleaned skeletons hanging immaculately in their closets – and those faux pas are considerably worse. The website Fashion Beans compiled a list of the most unsightly appearances at a 2016 fashion week runway show, and though some of them will undoubtedly make you laugh out loud, there’s a few that should make you want to back away slowly.

Some examples are bedazzled dental mouthpieces from Hood By Air, literal parachutes in lieu of a shirt from Kokon To Zai, and Aitor Throup’s puppets in hockey masks flaunting the clothes instead of living models. It got really weird, and I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that we won’t be seeing samples of those trends roaming the streets. See the disaster in full here and below.

aitor-throups-puppets

How Not to Fail in the Future

Fashion Beans also nabbed a few predictions of what trends are to come, and how to get your foot in the stylish door before you fall prey to the situations described above.

how-not-to-fail-in-the-future

In accordance with the oversizing of clothes, though perhaps swerving a little from the drama of making them five sizes too big, it seems garments that are less tailored will be “in” this year. Big shirts, loose-fitting trousers – the pirate look is back, and I think we all missed it. Collegiate jackets and jerseys are looking like they’re going to make waves too, so hang on to that letterman jacket and sweatshirt that you were supposed to turf out half a decade ago. Similarly, structured sportswear, which seems to make shorts and trainers more widely acceptable no matter the scenario, is good news for the GAA buffs. Knitwear and crocheted layers will return to defend you against the unpredictable Irish weather, well beyond winter.

how-not-to-fail-in-the-future-mens-fashion

So there is hope – don’t stray too far from the beaten path where mouthpieces and parachutes are concerned, although that should be a given. It looks like experimenting with granddad-chic and your gym bag is advised, however, so direct your attention there.

For your consideration, if you’re still not convinced fashion is a science: Celebrity fashion fails that should be a cautionary tale to all. Happy dressing.

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

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