Faxion Faux Pas?

1. Shirt tucked into pants without belt.

2. White roundneck undershirt visible behind collar of button-down polo.

3. Slacks and rubber shoes sneakers.

I was raised with the idea that the above combinations were non-negotiable fashion no-no’s, and I’ve avoided these modes of dress since high school. Since my arrival in the US, however, I’ve seen more than my share of men who dress like this on a daily basis with neither admonishment nor indignity. Have I been missing out on the joys of geek chic?


  1. Anonymous says:

    You haven’t tried #2 & #3?! You haven’t lived! I’ve been doing it for years!

    White undershirt and rolled up long-sleeves sans tie symbolizes defiance in a corporate setting – it screams “I haven’t sold out! Just yet!”. Slacks with comfy sneakers are the best. I like chinos with my Adidas. :)

    Then again all those beatings I had to endure…

  2. kristen says:

    yeah, you need to try these out. very geek chic.

  3. Jim says:

    Do #1 and I’m going to have to come to DC and smack you around. I’m forever at war with the tuck-no-belt people. It’s wrong. It’s just wrong.

  4. lee says:

    #2 must be new,have wide collar that stays high. Then it is a layered look, not an undershirt look,and keeps you cool in summer especially under a polo. Vee necks always show at the edge of the outer shirt collar anyway so just wear the white crew neck underneath. It looks cool.