Three items of clothing you should never wear on a date
Your clothes are part of your advertisement for yourself. On a date, you want to demonstrate that you are your best, most stylish self. Wearing these problem pieces does not give that impression.
Unless you are going to the fanciest restaurant in the world, you do not need to wear a white shirt. You will look overdressed and boring. It is far better to wear a shirt with color or a pattern in order to show your sense of style. If your shirt has personality, your date is more likely to think you have a personality. There is another reason why you should skip the white shirt, and it is more to do with practicality. White shirts are prone to become dirty. If you spill soup on your shirt during dinner, it will be far less noticeable on a less plain shirt. In fact, avoid wearing any white items for this very reason. White garments attract spills and stains at an alarming rate. Besides, you have no business wearing white pants. Leave them to boy band members, and wear something more classic.
So many men make the mistake of thinking that getting dressed up means putting on their best hat. Maybe that was the case in the 1920s, but it looks silly nowadays. This is still true if you pick a quirky, vintage style hat. Hats mess up your hair, so when you take it off you will not be looking your best. You may even forget to take off your hat when you go inside, which comes across as rude. Of course, exceptions to the hat rule can be made for outdoor dates. You may need to wear a hat to prevent yourself from squinting if your date consists of a nice stroll. A hat is far preferable to sunglasses, which completely ruin dates, as I am about to explain…
You want to build connection on your date. This requires eye contact. You need to make eye contact while you are conversing to show that you are engaged with the conversation. You need to make eye contact when the conversation stalls, to foster attraction. There is no way you will be able to do this effectively with sunglasses. You will still be able to see her eyes, and you will feel like she is looking into your eyes, but actually all she can see is the lenses obscuring your expressions. It will ruin your date on a subconscious level, and it may also make her think that you are conceited. I understand that you may want to show off your hideously expensive designer frames, but it is not worth it. Also, if you wear prescription glasses, you may be tempted to wear prescription sunglasses on your date if it is outdoors. This is ill-advised. Your sunglasses may look cooler than your bifocals, but again, it is not worth the price of being unable to make eye contact.
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About Natasha Abrahams Natasha Abrahams is a writer and journalism student from Melbourne, Australia. When she is not busy with being a principal writer on Weekendnotes or skipping lectures, she can be found emptying her wallet at the nearest shopping centre. You can read more from Natasha at: http://mensstyleandfashion.com/