ARE YOU DRESSING LIKE A SUMMER SLOB?

Why is that in summer, some, we say some, guys decide that they may choose to dress like a slob. Why do they feel that it is acceptable to wear shorts or worn out jeans, scruffy tees and worn out trainers, firstly, societal expectations and norms have shifted in recent years and the the traditional emphasis on appearance and grooming for men has been challenged, with a greater focus on individuality and self-expression, that maybe all well and good but what has happened to feeling good about yourself, is it that the younger generation may feel less pressure to conform to rigid standards of fashion and grooming, leading to a more casual or carefree approach.  

Some men may choose to dress like slobs for a variety of reasons, comfort, that plays a significant role, men may prioritise comfort over style, affordability will play a significant part, but mainly there seems to be no reason to be smart anymore. Opting for loose-fitting, relaxed clothing that will allow men to move freely, to not be inhibited by fashion rules, but on saying that, there should be some decorum in how to have some pride in what you wear and societal expectations and norms have shifted in recent years and the traditional emphasis on appearance and grooming for men has been challenged, with a greater focus on individuality and self-expression.

Young men may feel less pressure to conform to rigid standards of fashion and grooming, leading to a more casual or carefree approach. Secondly, the rise of casual and comfort-focused fashion has influenced the attitudes of young men and the popularity of streetwear and athleisure styles promotes a more relaxed and laid-back aesthetic. This shift in fashion trends has created an environment where being “dressed up” is no longer the norm, and being comfortable and casual is more socially acceptable.

Men may feel that focusing on appearance is less important or even emasculating, moreover, societal expectations and gender stereotypes can also contribute to men dressing like a slob. Your clothing, and the way you dress is deeply personal, because it does project a message about who you are to anybody around you, and as much as we’d all like to believe we live in a world where we’re not artificially judged, we all know that basically it’s bullshit. You’re telling people that you’ve given up. 

The influence of media and pop culture plays a role with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, there is a constant stream of images portraying carefully curated lifestyles and appearances. But under the pretence that men are taking it upon themselves to dress appropriately at all times to look their best selves, there would be no need for dress codes in general, and guys would probably float around in a sartorial heaven and they’d all look bloody fantastic.

 That’s really the end-game here, guys. You know that if you choose to  dress like a slob, you’ll look like one, you may even bel be treated like one, and you’ll believe us, feel like one. Don’t go out looking like one, you know that you don’t deserve to feel like a slob. You deserve to feel like a a style god if nothing else.