It’s Sausage Friday once again and we’ve got a whole truckload of XYs to judge today. Let’s start off with Zach, because he’s giving us a sad.
Zach Galifianakis attends the premiere of ‘The Hangover III’ in London.
We’ll start off by saying he looks adorable and the suit is fabulously suited to him. But his lower half is making us weep.
Look, we’re not style experts and we never claimed to be. We try not to pass down edicts from (the illusion of sitting) on high to the masses as to how they’re supposed to dress. But guys, we’re telling you; if you really want to dress better, start by getting your pants fitted. It is THE NUMBER ONE style issue facing most regular guys. Zach’s pants probably aren’t too long on him, but they clearly don’t fit well in the waist and hips, causing them to slide down like a pair of jeans.
GUYS: DRESS PANTS ARE NOT JEANS. They are NOT supposed to fit the same way. Of course a belt or a pair of suspenders would’ve helped tremendously here.
In a perfect world, these pants would fit him well around the waist and hips (which means we wouldn’t see his shirt peeking out under his vest) and would fall in a straight line down to his ankles, with a soft break over THE APPROPRIATE DRESS SHOES WHICH HE IS CURRENTLY NOT WEARING.
That’s another thing (we’ll skip the all-caps because we’ve been yelling enough already): Because suit and dress pants are not jeans and not meant to be treated like jeans, you can’t just wear any old shoe with them. Dress pants require dress shoes. Not because we’re sticklers for tradition, but because they are designed to go together and nothing looks as good in comparison. Those boots were not what the tailor had in mind when they made this suit.
The end result here is that Zach actually looks rounder and heavier than he is, which is surely not what his goals were for this outfit. If you’re a style-challenged guy and you want to look stylish for an event, follow the rules set out for you by years of tradition and countless tailors and shoemakers; get the items fitted correctly and pair them with the right shoes. That’s literally 90% of the work of good men’s style right there.
[Photo Credit: Getty]