As we’ve been thinking about our wishlists for Summer 2009, can we also call for an amnesty on the following fashion faux pas? Whilst we’re quite sure that our Brandish readers are beacons of style themselves, this list can be used to convince any errant rule-breakers you might know that 2009 is the year we said no to bad summer style.
1. The Chin Beard. A carefully carved line where your chin meets your neck convinces no-one that you have a strong jawline. If anything it draws attention to wobbly bits or absence of definition. Grow a proper man beard that covers your neck too. Or shave it off.
2. Male muffin tops. Derided on the female of the species, somehow squeezing into a pair of drainpipe skinnies is considered acceptable for an alarming number of larger men. Some people just aren’t formed to wear skin tight, narrow trousers. Embrace your inner Bear and show off those thick, hunky thighs in something more rugged, like carpenter-style jeans.