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    17 Items Of Clothing Adult Men Should Think Twice About Wearing

    Everyone puts their jeans on one leg at a time. Just make sure it's the right pair of jeans!

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    1. Baggy cargo shorts

    Here's the thing: If you need so much pocket space to carry stuff, just get a backpack, a tote bag, or literally ANYTHING ELSE so your pockets aren't bulging. If you're not putting anything in these pockets...THEN WHY ARE THEY THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

    2. Toe shoes

    In the time since man has recorded history, there have been a great many mysteries: What happened to Amelia Earhart? Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Why does Amy Adams not have an Oscar? But the greatest mystery of them all is: Why do people think it's so critical that they show off their toes to the world?

    3. Sandals with socks

    If you're wearing sandals, it's because you want your feet to breathe. Socks do not allow your feet to breathe! So it literally does not make sense to wear socks with sandals, from a purely logical standpoint.

    4. Pleated shorts

    Thighs are awesome. Thick thighs, thin thighs — let your thighs BREATHE a little! Pleating does the exact opposite of that, covering up men's thighs in an unflattering away. Just say "no" to this imperfect illusion.

    5. Cell phone clip

    Honestly, this wasn't the look 15 years ago and it isn't today. Just put your cell phone in your pocket.

    6. Square-toed shoes

    Square-toed shoes basically have the opposite problem of toe-shoes: What's the point in showing off EXTRA shoe?

    7. Suits that are too big


    You should be wearing a suit, not swimming in it.

    8. "Shoes" that look like Lego toys:


    When you think about it, would you be cool with wearing something made out of the same material as pool toys on your feet? Nope, didn't think so.

    9. Boxers


    Boxers are like a piece of clothing that can't make up their mind if they're shorts or underwear. Stick to briefs or boxer briefs.

    10. Inappropriate T-shirts


    If you wouldn't say it in front of your mother, it shouldn't be on a T-shirt.

    11. Ill-fitting dress shirts

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    Do you want to look like a sailor's mast or business casual?

    12. Boot-cut/flared jeans

    These should be left in 2003, TBH.

    13. Big studded belts


    Belts are like Beyoncé's backup dancers: They should complement the main attraction (in this case the pants, not Queen Bey) but not detract from it. Big studded belts are an eyesore that should not be tolerated under any circumstances.

    14. Fedoras

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    Are you Indiana Jones? We didn't think so. You're not saving ancient artifacts, you're not battling Nazis, and thus you're probably not qualified to be rocking a fedora.

    15. Baggy swim trunks


    Follow the Goldilocks principle: Buy clothes that aren't too tight, but not too loose.

    16. Way-too-deep V necks


    If it looks like the V is going from lower case to upper case, you're in trouble.

    17. Capris


    When you wake up in the morning and put on your outfit for the day, you need to make a commitment: Choose shorts, or choose pants. Sorry, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. CAPRIS WILL JUST NOT CUT IT.