5 Male Style Pet Peeves

by Clutch

I don’t need men to compete with me in the fashion department, but there’s nothing sexier than a clean-cut gentlemen. Someone who is confident enough to take pride in what he wears and who dresses with a sense of dignity and class. And when it comes to hygiene, he listens to what his Mama told him: grooms his hair, cuts his nails and brushes his teeth.

While we celebrate those men who are always impeccably-dressed, there’s that crop of guys who drop the ball when it comes to style.

Here are five pet peeves they have that we want to disappear once and for all.

Click through to see all the pet peeves, Clutchettes!

  • Patience

    1. Sagging pants/shorts

    2. Oversized clothing

    3. Puffy vests

    4. Long white/black tees

    5. Cornrows on adult men

    6. Gaudy jewelry – Men having both ears pierced

    7. Excessive tattoos

    8. Tank tops being worn as a primary shirt

    9. Hats being propped on the head instead of actually be worn as a hat should

    10. Guys wearing multiple pairs of shorts under their pants

  • Yb

    Well damn. That’s a detailed, well constructed list.

  • Hehe

    Dirty fingernails are not apart of mail style rather it’s a hygiene problem. I actually like scruffy beards lol. My pet peeves are:

    -Saggy pants with boxers showing
    -Super long t-shirt looking like they’re wearing a dress
    -Braids
    -Grills
    -”Bling”
    -Guys going outside without a shirt on.

  • LeLe

    Men wearing tube socks with (Nike) sandals. Or wearing a black or white T-shirt to a club. Eww!!

  • AdanmaJ

    1.Oversized Shorts on grown ass men. ‘Nuff said.

    2. Knee-high socks with sandals, slippers, or pretty much anything. Stop it.

    3.Sports jerseys used as everyday wear ESPECIALLY if you haven’t played a sport since
    Little League.

    3. Exposed underwear on men over the age of 21 (if you’re old enough to rent a car, it’s
    time you learn how to use a belt)

    4. Muscle Shirts. On Anyone.

    5. Baby Hair. On Anyone.

    6. Cornrows. See Above.

    7. White or Black Tees.-If I can wear it with a belt and some heels, it’s time to go down a
    few sizes, bruh.

    8. Jordans on men over 21- I don’t care if you spent your paycheck on them. They’re just
    ugly. I’m Sorry.

    9. Ill-Fitting Business Attire- Slacks that sag and dress shirts that parachute out when
    tucked in just take away from the professional image you are ATTEMPTING to portray
    in the most unsightly manner possible. So Stop It.

    10.Big gaudy Chains.- The hood-rich look hasn’t been hot since 2004. So Stop It.

    That’s All. :)

  • http://gravatar.com/rastaman1967 Rastaman

    If this author thinks razor bumps are a style choice then they are terribly ill informed.

  • Lady P

    As a teenager, I didn’t like any of the above mentions. I love a well-groomed man and especially in a well-tailored suit.

  • Houston

    Male Pet Peeves.

    1. No personal style and wearing everything that’s the latest trend.
    2. Weaves
    3. Fake nails
    4. Too much makeup
    5. Tacky BIG plastic jewelry/earrings
    6. Bad Skin!!!

  • omfg

    there are creams for this. a lot of men do not take care of their skin though and just walk around with those bumps on their faces.

  • omfg

    all of the above

  • Downsouth Transplant

    @Huston, please elaborate the skin factor, I have a working relationship with my skin since puberty kicked in, we have happy days & days i wish them away, i would like to know what good/bad skin is, is it naturally born with or can $$ get it for you I sure hope you are not talking about skin tone but please help me out:)

  • Hehe

    How is bad skin a style?

  • http://gravatar.com/clnmike Tonton Michel

    I was wondering what the heck she was talking about, the only real solution to bumps is to keep hair on your face.

  • Yenisha

    you must have razor bumps.

  • Echi

    Hmpf, I thought both men and women get razor bumps. If men’s razor bumps are anything like the razor bumps women get when shazing their nether regions, I would think that it would be more of a genetic thing than an issue of poor hygiene.

  • Rue

    Quote about suits…I swear there is nothing hotter to me than a hot, well groomed man in a well tailored suit…YUM! off for a walk (a la:wander the the business district)

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    i recommend watching the show “guy code” on mtv. it’s HILARIOUS and the only thing i’ll watch on mtv.

    they discuss dos and don’ts of being a man and charlamagne the god and lil duval mentioned cornrows on a grown man. LMAO

    i never knew people had such an issue with cornrows! i thought it was supposed to be our culture?

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    what is a ghetto walk? please refer to the ghetto article! lol

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    lol your list and a few others summed it up!

  • deb

    YES! When I was in undergrad, i’d sometimes take the bus downtown which was very close and when the weather was nice would walk around taking in all the cute guys with sharp suits.

  • Sanura Hart

    I hate that propped-on-the-head hat style..it looks so stupid

  • KayG

    I cannot wear foundation or any other kind of make on my skin due to my inherited sensitive skin. I eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and drink water 95% of the time with a little orange/pineapple juice every now and then. However, a week before and after I menstruate, hormone fluctuations result in acne flare ups. It’s either inject/ingest hormones in the form of birth control shots/pills, ingest pills from the cycline family for long periods of time and deal with the side effects, or continue to cleanse your skin and body to the best of your ability. Please keep two things in mind: none of the above acne medications can be taken while pregnant and not everyone with “bad” skin lives an unhealthy lifestyle.

  • simplyme

    I will sympathize with the guys on the razor bump situation…it not as easy as buying a few products and slapping them on…and they can hurt. Its just the nature of the way our hair grows. Because it curls into itself. Women also have this problem if we attempt to shave our armpits and nether regions instead of waxing or epilating. Exfoliating before shaving helps.

  • The Comment

    Oh Damn………I didn’t even see the dirty nails with all that damn glitter on his hands.

  • Bronze

    You know…all this time I thought Wesley was wearing a shag until I notice there was a woman behind him. Whew!

  • Houston

    @Downsouth Transplant:

    No, I was not referring to skin tone. What I was speaking to, was the fact that I see a lot of women with bad skin who won’t go to a dermatologist, but will spend hundreds of dollars on Mac makeup to cover blemishes and acne scaring.

    I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time, and I can tell you, a lot of the skin issue we have as African Americans, is directly related to our poor diets. but that a discussion for another day.

    8 glasses of water, no soda or fried foods, and I guarantee you will see a difference in your skin.

    Continued blessing…

  • support black skincare companies

    I worked in cosmetics/skincare for 10 years. Black women are the least likely to buy skincare serums, creams or oils because they think they don’t need it. Your remark echos that ignorant/backward thinking that good skin is attainable if you eat right. Sure it is but that is not even half of the problem.

    Seems that you have a severe biased against women who wear make-up. I will say that removing make-up is important but does not severely impact the condition of the skin. Black women or women of color struggle with dark spots, large pores, discoloration and so on. Cosmetic companies realized that they could get more bang for their buck if they created a new category of skin care that address these needs. They taped into this market—and PRESTO…you now have spot correctors flooding the market.

    I hope you have not voiced your narrow views of make-up to impressionable black women who don’t know any better. There are a lot of black cosmetic companies who need our support. Models, make-up artist and chemist will appreciate your silence regarding skincare and make-up.

  • http://gravatar.com/juhmeese JMichelle

    can we add dress shoes with jeans to the list? Either you’re dressing up or dressing down- can’t have it both ways lol

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