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15 Mistakes Guys Are Making With Their Suits

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One of the most stylish fashion statements a guy can make is a suit. Sure, we love the scruffy flannel-and-jeans look. But when it’s time to look sharp, smart and put-together, there is nothing like a suit.

When it’s done right, that is. Too many men are failing to wear their suits to perfection (or anywhere in the neighborhood of perfection). The pants are too long, the jacket sleeves are too short, the lapels are too wide, the buttons too tight… we could go on and on.

So we will. Below, we’ve helpfully highlighted the 15 more egregious mistakes guys are making with their suits. Men, print this out, laminate it and study it. Then pledge never to commit these errors ever again.

1. Letting a white undershirt poke though above the dress shirt at the neck. This is sloppy-looking, giving off a whiff of frat boy. It’s also simply unnecessary: Go buy yourself some v-neck undershirts (or better yet, wear none — they’re by no means required) and save the crewnecks for days when you wear a tie.

2. Not getting your jacket sleeves hemmed or tailored. Most men assume that once their pants are hemmed, they’re done. But jacket sleeves are just as important, if not more so, to have tailored. Too-long sleeves look careless, and too-short sleeves look dorky. Make sure the jacket ends 1/2 inch above your shirt sleeve. In addition, take care to tailor the jacket width around the bicep and the torso. Most guys’ suit jackets are way too roomy, making them look heavier or simply sloppier.

3. Choosing jackets that are too long. A good way to test the length? Let the jacket hem fall where your fingertips end naturally. It’s as easy as that.

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4. Forgetting to remove the brand label off the jacket sleeve. We’re shaking our heads.

5. Forgetting to cut open the thread on the the back vent and the pockets. Again, smh.

6. Choosing lapels that are too big. If they’re big enough for Rush Limbaugh, they’re too big. 3 inches is probably a safe upper limit.

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7. Wearing pants with pleats. You’re not the dad from “Leave It To Beaver” (or this guy) and this isn’t 1955. Flat-front pants are the way to go so you don’t look 10 pounds heavier.

8. Wearing pants that are too long. Mind the break — the break, that is, in the fabric that occurs when the bottom of your pants skim the tops of your shoes, creating a horizontal crease (a “break”) in the fabric. Pants with no break mean they’re so short they fall right above the shoe and flash some sock. This is trendy, but perhaps too risky for many guys. Most men should aim for a medium break — not too rumpled or baggy, but not too short around the ankles.

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9. Wearing pants with cuffs. Not only are they untrendy at the moment, cuffs visually shorten the leg, a death sentence for the petite dudes out there. For everyone else, cuffs also tend to flop around more. And no woman likes a guy whose pants flop around the ankles.

10. Choosing shirts that are too big. There will be some gym rats with bulging muscles whose shirts are too tight. But generally, men have the problem of buying them too big. When it come to the collar, follow the one-finger rule (if you can fit more than one finger between the collar and your neck, it’s too big). For the torso, just purchase a slim-cut shirt, for the love of God. If it’s billowing out or bunching at the sides when you tuck it in, it’s simply too big.

11. Thinking pinstripes are the only acceptable suit print — and actually wearing them. Suits come in more print options than just pinstripes, from glen plaid to windowpane check. Adventure out into subtle prints, always neutrals on neutrals… but leave the bold pinstripes to Gordon Gekko and Derek Jeter.

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12. Wearing black. Yes, wearing black. You may have gotten a spiffy black suit for your Bar Mitzvah, and you may have seen your father rock a black suit to the office. But black should generally be reserved for funerals and weddings — for daytime wear, stick with a classic navy or charcoal gray suit, paired with shoes in brown hues. Bonus: There are almost no color shirts that don’t match navy or gray.

13. Going bold with French cuffs… that look like flippers. French cuffs, worn with subtle (notflashy/cutesy/anything with logos) cuff links, can add some “oomph” to a suit for a more formal occasion. But when they’re too big at the wrist (or, God forbid, exceed the size of the suit sleeves they’re under), they’ll flop around conspicuously. Best to just steer clear entirely.

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14. Letting your tie peek out from under the sides and back of your collar. Either your collar is too small or your tie is too big. Either way, make sure this never happens.

15. Focusing on flash over substance. Tie clips, pocket squares, French cuffs — these are privileges that are earned, not simply given. You’ve got to master the basics first, which means a solid-fitting suit and a shirt to match in a foolproof color combo. As the saying goes, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

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You Live In A Hen Coop : Shatta Wale Roasted After Jackie Appiah’s Lavish Mansion Went Viral

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Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah also known as Shatta Wale is currently trending on social media for yet another wrong reason.

The dancehall artist Shatta Wale has been heavily trolled on Twitter after the video of the plush mansion went viral on social media.

Nollywood actress Luchy Donalds paid Jackie Appiah a visit to her Accra mansion and was shocked to see the beauty of the mansion. She filmed the mansion of Jackie Appiah as she was taking her on a tour in her house.

After the video was shared online, social media users reacted to the video and tended to troll dancehall artists.

Read some comments below….

@Sharer: Jackie Appiah showing Shatta wale that he’s a poor man

@Jey: If ebe Shatta Wale wey get this Jackie Appiah en house aa like he go come door to door then insult everybody But we serve the living God,he can’t buy

@son of jacob: Jackie Appiah’s mansion makes other mansions look like chamber and hall

@Kobby: If you look closely at Jackie Appiah’s mansion, you’ll realize the likes of Shatta Wale, Medikal, and Gambo are poor men.

@Ghana yesu: Jackie Appiah’s mansion is getting more attention than Shatta Wale’s album. You people will make Nima Bob Marley stop doing music oo.

@mr President: Jackie Appiah’s Mansion dey make I dey see Shatta wale own as Hen Coop

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‘Howard Webb To Become Premier League Referees’ Chief’

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Mike Riley, the head of Premier League referees, will step down from his role next season, with Howard Webb set to replace him.

It was previously reported that a host of Premier League sides were pushing for a change in command, as they believed too many mistakes were made during games in the 2021-22 season.

In a statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Board, it has now been confirmed that Riley will leave his role next season – one which he had held since 2009 when he replaced Keith Hackett.

Riley’s role is set to be split after his departure with PGMOL, aiming to appoint a chief refereeing officer, in charge of developing match officials, and a chief operating officer, who will manage the organisation. 

Speaking after his departure was confirmed, Riley said: ‘I am proud of the contribution our match officials have made to the professional game and have enjoyed working with such a dedicated, professional and high-quality group at all of the levels that PGMOL manages.

‘As the Elite Referee Development Plan begins to take shape, now is the right time to plan for the future and allow the new leadership team to build on the strong foundations that we have in place. 

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Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles And More Hit Out At US Abortion Decision

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Celebrities including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles have reacted in horror and outrage over US lawmakers’ decision to make abortion illegal in parts of the USA.

A backlash was sparked on Friday when the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark 1973 cast Roe v Wade which had made abortion legal across America when it was originally ruled upon.

With laws on the topic of abortion now reverting to a State level, women in some States could now be prosecuted if they get an abortion.

A number of high profile stars have taken to social media to express their shock over the decision – and their fears on what this will mean for women’s freedoms and the health and safety of those who wish to terminate a pregnancy.

Taking to Twitter32-year-old Taylor wrote: “I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are – that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.”

Showing his support for women in the USA, Harry, 28, tweeted: “I’m absolutely devastated for the people of America today. Check on your friends. Look after each other. We’re all in this together, and the fight is just beginning. A truly dark day for America.”

Meanwhile, on InstagramKim Kardashian, 41, highlighted the ruling and expressed her own shock, writing in an Instagram Stories post: “In America, guns have more rights than women.”

TV star Sophia Bush, 39, expressed her concern women’s health will suffer in light of the ruling, tweeting: “They will never end abortion. Only safe abortion. This is not about life. It’s about control. Those motherf–kers.”

While Oscar winner Viola Davis, 56, hit out at the ruling, tweeting: “And so it goes….Gutted. Now more than ever we have to use our voice and power! WE the people.”

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has sent shockwaves around the globe – with chart topping star Billie Eilish taking time out of her Glastonbury headlining set on Friday night to address the drama.

The 20-year-old said: “The song we’re about to do is I think one of the favourites that we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2F3am%2Fcelebrity-news%2Ftaylor-swift-kim-kardashian-harry-27324958&cre=center&cip=17&view=web

“And today is a really, really dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say that as I cannot bear to think about it any longer in this moment.”

While British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 58, slammed the US Supreme Court’s decision, saying: “I think it is a big step backwards.”

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