Style rules” exist for a reason. They inform and guide the current generation using techniques and styles that have?worked in the past. Much of time, they ensure that the younger folks look their best.?
Many rules are rooted in business wear, according to Complex, and can be traced back to pamphlets or guides from the early to mid 20th century. They attempted to teach young businessmen in the right manner of dress so they wouldn’t embarrass themselves at work. However, business dress was a lot more conservative back then.
This is all well and good, but styles and societal priorities change. Things that worked in the past might not always work today.?
Here are seven style rules that were generally accepted at some time, but that no longer make all that much sense, for one reason or another.
RULE #1: Don’t wear white after Labor Day or before Memorial Day.
The “don’t wear white after labor day” rule is rooted in classism, according to Complex. It started as a way for old money to separate itself from the nouveau riche in the 19th century.
Unfortunately, this idea stubbornly survives until the current day. It’s time to forget about it. White can look great ? whenever!
RULE #2: Always match your belt with your shoes.
In more formal settings, it is a good idea to get as close to you can to matching the leathers of your belt and shoes. But in any other context, it’s simply unnecessary.
It suggests a level of exactness that’s too particular, fussy even. And besides, no one is paying such close attention to the color of your leathers, anyway.
RULE #3: Always wear socks with pants.
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