Comb The Area
The ah-beng in you still exists if you still strut around town with an orange plastic comb sticking out of the back pocket.
Solution Do yourself a great big favour and make a trip to Watson’s. You’ll be able to pick and choose from a host of hairstyling products that can solve your hair problem once and for all. Out-of-bed by L’Oréal is a safe bet.
Dress The Part
Your Mama never told you that dress shoes are made for dressy occasions? Why do you think they are called dress shoes in the first place? On no account should they ever be paired with jeans or worse, bermudas! On that note, sneakers, even designer ones, are not A-OK with dress pants!
Solution Read a fashion magazine or ask the sales assistant for tips on how to dress if you’re truly clueless.
Ties That Bind
One wears his halfway down the tummy, the other wears his way past the belt. The million-dollar question: what is the right length for a tie to end?
Solution Let the tip of the tie touch the belt. It’s that simple.
On The Shirtfront
The lethal ‘short-sleeved business shirt and jeans’ combo usually comes out in full force on weekends as a result of “I-have-nothing- to-wear” or “why-should-I-buy-a-$99- Mambo-shirt-when-I-only-get-to-wear-itonce- a-week” thinking.
Solution Rule of thumb: jeans go hand in hand with T-shirts, sweaters or shirts made of light airy fabrics with interesting colours or prints.
Heartless wholesalers who still have garter- loaded bermudas are trying to clear stocks and naïve men are falling for their low prices.
Solution The last time we saw bermudas held up by garters, they were on a threeyear- old boy joined to his Mum by a baby leash. Try flat-front bermudas the next time around and you’ll be amazed at the change in silhouette.
To A Tee
Exercise is good, but baby tees neatly tucked into micromini running shorts with side slits are not. Especially on a flabby amateur sportsman.
Solution Even the girls have abandoned their baby tees so why are you still hanging on to them? A muscleman singlet is a lot more appetising, don’t you agree?
A suave guy walks through the door andhe is absolutely to die for, except he is wearing a leather work belt with a gold buckle with his designer jeans... next.
Solution Sorry, but this sort of belt is strictly limited to dress slacks on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.