5 Fashion Faux Pas Businessmen Must Avoid

White socks with dark shoes. “Unless you are an impersonator, you will just look tacky,” says M. Jay Singleton, men’s style consultant at Urban Squire Club.

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Going bonkers with patterns. “Only one main article of your outfit should be patterned,” says Tri Mountain’s Danny Tsai. “More than that is too busy and distracting.”

Square toe shoes with suits. “The objective when wearing a suit is to create a clean and long silhouette, which should extend all the way to the toes,” says Singleton.

Visible Undershirts. When the ribbed rim of a scoop neck undershirt pokes out the top of an unbuttoned collared shirt, you look messy and unprofessional.

Mismatched belt and shoes. “It’s a detail you have to pay attention to,” says Tsai.


  1. Bracelets
  2. Pinky rings
  3. Visible necklaces/chains
  4. We shouldn’t have to say this, but just in case: Ascots – just, never...(see above!)