Famous fashion designer Roland Mouret commented that Singaporean fashion sense are “shocking” when he was in town lately. Roland Mouret, who has been dressing up women impeccably for years, seems to be referring to mainly Singaporean men. See below link.
The hot weather has been blamed for the sloppy dress sense where Singaporeans, especially the men are wearing the wrong shorts and flip flops.
Now, I think we should not blame the weather totally as we can still dress casual yet stylist and I do agree that some Singaporean men, mostly the middle age ones are the worst dressed. This is even so if they do not care much about their looks (face, body and hair). These men just do not seem to care about their appearance at all anymore.
These men may argue that they neither have the time nor budget to look stylist but to me, these are just excuses. Looking good is not just about wearing expensive designer clothes, it’s about personal grooming from head to toe! Quoting a famous quote “there are no ugly women, just lazy women”, it is only fair if this also applies to the men? But how much time does a man need to look good as compared to a woman? Considering that a woman needs to put on makeup and style her long hair (for most women) before going out and remove makeup once back home followed by a rigourous skincare regime daily? I do not think men needs to spend as much time and money as women to look good really.
If a man is well groomed, most likely whatever he wears will looks good on him even if these are not branded (of course he must still have some basic fashion sense lah!). If a man looks sloppy, whatever he wears will look sloppy on him even if these are branded! As we can see, it does make a difference on how the two guys looked wearing the same white singlet in the pic.
Of course not all Singaporean men look bad, I am only referring to a fraction that do not care about their appearance. There are really well groomed and good looking ones too but it has been observed that most men tend to heck care as they grew older. Unlike men, we women tend to make even more effort to look good as we grew older.
Maybe that is the reason why more older women chose to be with someone younger and younger men do not mind having older girlfriends since you can’t really tell the age gap from their looks nowadays anyway!